Here's a few shots from the last couple of classes I visited, mainly beginners and the racing team. A lot of parents have expressed appreciation for my efforts and I want to let everyone know I fully intend on visiting again next summer!
But before 2013 rolls around, there's just one more junior sailing event I will be covering: NBYA Junior Race Week. The Narragansett Bay competitive culmination of 8 weeks of junior sailing. A week of races, hosted by Bristol Yacht Club this year and held at Colt State Park. Just about every Race Week is memorable for various reasons. I can account for several I participated in myself, from the extreme lack of breeze 2004 Race Week to my last one in 2007 held out of Fort Adams in Newport. Racing has happened earlier this week, and while you are reading this post I am most likely reviewing all my photos! Be sure to look for future blogposts and uploads on my website featuring Race Week.
The images below can be purchased by WSA parents and students in the WSA 2012 Viewing Gallery
on my website. Be sure to contact me about any fine art prints, editorial or commercial usage!
There is also a WSA 2012 season photobook available for preorder! It has pages filled with photos from the summer, covering every class and just about every student I caught pictures of. Click here
to preorder yours today! The book is expected out in September 2012, and will only be printed through the calendar year.
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How I got these shots: Nikon D700, 70-200mm VRII
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Since when was it mid August?? Well the end is in sight. I don't know whether you're happy about it or not. I know I'll miss the warm weather, beach days, and summer nights! And another season of WSA Junior Sailing is in the books. I accomplished my goal of visiting every class held by Wickford Sailing at least once, but I do not think I managed to get shots of every student. That can be extra difficult with students on vacations, missing classes, rain and light air, capsizes and squalls, etc. But it was fun visiting my former place of work, seeing friends and former students, and of course getting out on the water!
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I had been eagerly awaiting this winter season. Here in New England, the winter months can be rather frigid, but for those of us who don’t mind the exhaustive work of climbing into 6 mil wetsuits or ice-cream-headache cold waters, it’s the eagerly anticipated winter months that bring the biggest swells. We had snow before the New Year and water temps quickly started approaching 40°F. But in typical fashion, as soon as the long awaited winter months arrived, I was craving a break from the cold gray in favor of a warm water reprieve.
I've been wanting to shoot more portraits lately, but in combination with the surf community that I've been so involved with the past year. My good friend, Kevin Tanner, behind Soudnings Surf Co creates some gorgeous handcrafted boards. He does all his own shaping, resin work, and glassing, and I wanted to photograph some beautiful boards to highlight his craftsmanship as well as portraits of my friends who ride them. I decided to do board portraits.
A lot of us enjoy the warm weather, but a select few of us still enjoy (or perhaps tolerate) the cold weather. And nothing quite says winter like a fresh snowfall! On the rare occasion Rhode Island experiences more than one inch of snow while there's swell in the water, you can find a select few of dedicated riders on the shore eager to have a snow session.