Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mirror, mirror, on the hull...

So Back in March, my friend Rick Quinn and I attended the annual Maine Boat Builder's Show in Portland, ME. We've been doing this since the 90's, maybe before - time files it seems...

So, I shot this fellow who works for C.W. Hood Yachts out of Marblehead, MA. This is his reflection showing in a perfectly finished hull.  Their yachts are stunning, the craftsmanship is suburb as you can see in this photograph.

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Portland skyline

There's a great restaurant in South Portland called the Saltwater Grille. The restaurant also has one of the best views of the Portland skyline from the water side. We were over for dinner back in January, and I snapped a few pic's. Didn't like any of them. I've been back three times in the hope of creating the masterpiece. So far, Zero, goose egg, nada. It's a real struggle to deal with the cold (this time of year) and the weather. The first night I shot, there was good cloud cover, made it interesting. This twilight shot is OK, but it doesn't jump out. I am getting to know the bartender and the waitstaff. Nice people. They seem to tolerate my gear, the massive tripod, the camera and lenses. I'm trying not to annoy them. I did offer a finished print, should they like one.