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one of my favorite pics of my boat

Discussion in 'Cruising Sailors' started by Charlie Jones s/v Tehani, Feb 12, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. GGordonWoody

    GGordonWoody

    Joined Jun 28, 2016
    322 posts, 66 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Paupack, PA
    Beautiful. Have them take out that piling next time. [Edit: or add one! But shame on you for looking up at her bottom that way...]
     


    Last edited: May 3, 2017
  2. Phil

    Phil

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    14 posts, 21 likes
    - Thank you. Start by getting a subscription to National Geo and study every photo in every feature article. Learn about the "rule of 3rds". Get a camera that you set to shutter priority, aperture priority, and full manual. Play around with it to really learn what changing aperture & shutter speed does to the end result. Shoot a lot - evaluate your work with a critical eye - throw away the crap before anyone else sees it :).
     


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  3. seaojoe

    seaojoe

    Joined Feb 25, 2017
    14 posts, 21 likes
    looking looking
    Un looking
    IMG_3515.JPG IMG_3515.JPG IMG_3515.JPG so many favorites, so little time
     


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  4. GGordonWoody

    GGordonWoody

    Joined Jun 28, 2016
    322 posts, 66 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Paupack, PA
    Ha! Thanks.
     


  5. Bill19233

    Bill19233

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    454 posts, 352 likes
    Hunter 340
    US Baytown TX
    34341172325_ee4e5e49be_o (3).jpg Everyone has a favorite photo of their boat, mine keeps changing. They took this photo last Saturday as we passed the committee boat in a double handed race. I had just had her cleaned and waxed (no black streaks), I haven't put up the bimini for the summer yet, and I'm actually at the helm for the photo.
     


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  6. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    1,346 posts, 674 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
  7. Daveinet

    Daveinet

    Joined Sep 20, 2014
    1,047 posts, 232 likes
    Rob Legg RL24
    US Chain O'Lakes
    Take a photo like that out in the middle of the ocean and it communicates a whole different story.
     


  8. Bill19233

    Bill19233

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    454 posts, 352 likes
    Hunter 340
    US Baytown TX
    Can I borrow your helicopter to get a photo like this of my boat? Really cool shot.
     


  9. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    1,346 posts, 674 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
    Thanks its one on my fav's as well, given to me by the previous owner. All you have to do is enter and race the Chicago to Mackinaw race, there will be a helicopter zooming around shooting and then emailing you a tempting offer, I guess they get the contact information from the race entry.
     


  10. kappykaplan

    kappykaplan

    Joined May 1, 2011
    1,020 posts, 215 likes
    Pearson 37
    US Lusby MD
    There's a company called CoolBoatPix.com that covers races around the country with a helicopter and a bi-plane. They were in Solomons MD for Screw Pile 2014. Although I wasn't racing, I was out for a solo day sail. They circled my boat (and others), and now I have two gorgeous 16x20 prints of the boat under sail.
     


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  11. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,750 posts, 709 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    Not easy to get pics of your own boat under sail.. This one was shot in Matagorda Bay, Texas on October 29, 2005

    Tehani-Oct-29.jpg
     


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  12. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,750 posts, 709 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    The above was taken from this boat. One of my builds, a B and B Yacht design Princess 22

    . This was at Pass Cavallo the natural pass into the Gulf of Mexico from Matagorda bay, at sunrise the next morning

    Pilgrim-at-anchor-at-sunris.jpg
     


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  13. Bill19233

    Bill19233

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    454 posts, 352 likes
    Hunter 340
    US Baytown TX
    Combined2 (1021x1280).jpg
    Yeah, they got me a couple years ago. In 2010 it was $250 for each 16 X 20, or $500 for 3, I bet drones are eating into their business.
     


  14. njlarry

    njlarry

    Joined Sep 23, 2009
    1,371 posts, 146 likes
    O'Day 34-At Last
    US Rock Hall, Md
    Not only are they expensive, you can't even look at the pic they select without ordering it and paying shipping charges both ways if you dont like it. Killer for me was being forced to buy 16x20 when much smaller was what we wanted.
     


  15. kappykaplan

    kappykaplan

    Joined May 1, 2011
    1,020 posts, 215 likes
    Pearson 37
    US Lusby MD
    They sent me around 40 proofs with the company logo watermarks. I picked the two I wanted.
     


  16. njlarry

    njlarry

    Joined Sep 23, 2009
    1,371 posts, 146 likes
    O'Day 34-At Last
    US Rock Hall, Md
    Then either they changed policy or its a different company?
     


  17. Skipperdan

    Skipperdan

    Joined Jan 24, 2017
    150 posts, 28 likes
    Chrysler C26
    US Lake Sakakaweea


  18. agprice22

    agprice22

    Joined Aug 3, 2012
    2,453 posts, 645 likes
    Performance Cruising Telstar 28
    302 US Watkins Glen
    IMG_0702.JPG
    Last Summer
     


  19. BruceB1

    BruceB1

    Joined Mar 28, 2017
    48 posts, 43 likes
    American Tug 395
    US Newport
    I know, we are no longer sailors but...
    This shot was taken on our "shake down" cruise in the Pacific Northwest. This is Cattle Pass and that is Mount Baker in the background.
    The amazing part of the shot is that the skies where actually clear enough to see the mountain as we passed through. It seems to rain there always!
    It is a stunningly beautiful part of the world...
    Bruce IMG_0779.JPG
     


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  20. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,601 posts, 4,312 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Great image Bruce. Enjoyed Cattle Pass last Monday. All broiling, edding, 5 knot flood current of it. But what beautiful views as the waters try to kick you about.
     




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