Shooting Go Fast Boats

Shooting Go Fast Boats One of my hobbies is go fast outboard boats.  I have a vintage 1983 Shadow 21 with a Yamaha 250 outboard that runs in the mid 70s.  There is an annual go fast gathering on Great Sacandaga Lake each June, usually 60 or so boats attend.  They come in sizes from…

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The Abandoned Power Plant

The Abandoned Power Plant A good photo friend messaged me one day.  He was bored and wanted to go shooting with someone.  I’m always up for that! I asked Jon what he wanted to shoot.  He didn’t seem to have any pressing ideas, so I gave him one.  He had done some urbex photography in…

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How I Got the Shot #3

How I Got the Shot #3 Motion blur can be really cool when used creatively.  This shot was inspired by photographer / author Bryan Peterson.  In his shot, he and a friend drove through a tunnel at night wearing skull masks, an interesting concept in and of it’s own.  I don’t live near any tunnels,…

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Yachts at Night

Yachts at Night Something has always attracted me to the night.  Maybe it’s because I’m not a morning person.  Maybe it’s because I was born at night.  Whatever the reason, photographs taken at night are intriguing because we see things in a different light…literally. While in south Florida, I stayed at the famous Pier 66…

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How I Got the Shot #2

How I Got the Shot #2 “Clouds of the Apocalypse” Just before Christmas, I decided to order the new Tamron super telephoto zoom.  It boasts a 150-600mm range with Tamron’s form of image stabilization called “Vibration Compensation.” The longest lens I’d used to date was the Canon 100-400L.  The extra 200mm was significant, but there…

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Racing in the Gulf

Racing in the Gulf On a recent vacation to Southwest Florida, I had the opportunity to race in the Marco Island Winter Cup.  A friend has a custom 42′ sloop he keeps down there.  I hadn’t raced in years, but was eager to go.  And naturally, it would present some photo opportunities 🙂 Naturally it…

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How I Got the Shot #1

How I Got the Shot #1 For the new year, I’m starting a new series of short posts featuring a photo and the story behind it. “Frozen in Time” It’s been a brutal winter in upstate New York with well below average temperatures and well above average snow falls.  It is not easy to motivate…

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