Great sailing weather weekend for this new race sponsored by the local boatyards, check out all my photos here!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Check out his blog post for a great aerial photo of the show.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Spartan homing on victory... check it out, but be aware, this is a rare beauty and you just have to watch this video OVER and OVER... Way more to come, we covered this race with two photographers, please request your photos on the request link on my maine site... enjoy.
Monday, August 1, 2011
iPad App I had purchased a while back called "The Photographers Ephemeris," available here, that lines up sunrises and moonrises for photographers based on their location. A good example of how technology and art can collide in nice shot. I had crashed in the welcome to maine rest area coming back from newport and woke at 4am. Somehow the idea popped into my head that I could shoot a sunrise somewhere so I fired up my droid X Nav and said "Navigate to Portland Head Light" then also found that sunrise was at 5:12. The Droid told me that I'd be there at approximately 4:58 so everything looked great to try it out. I also had the new iRadar and iPad App to go along for the ride, and it did pick up a few cops on Broadway in South Portland, though I think they were just munching on donuts. I had also picked up the "FOLDIT" Aluminum Foldable cart pictured here at West Marine in Newport which provide a great way to quickly get all my gear from the boat into the position I needed for the sunrise. Using the TPE app for my iPad (you need internet connectivity so I had it tethered with my Rooted Droid) I was able to position the camera well before the sunrise on a Gorillapod SLR which is great for those like me in constant motion and want to travel very light and fast. Once the sun poked up it was just a matter of quickly trying a few exposures and looking in the review screen to make sure I had a decent image... now someone please order a 16 by 20 of this so I can buy more gadgets!