I have friends that really like this image. I think it is one of those images that you either like it because it’s dark or you don’t like it because it is dark. I,personally, like it. The clouds were really that way and I just darkened it a little. It was a cold sailing day. And no, the boat was not photoshopped in as one of the judges (I entered it in a print competition) thought. He thought since there was no wake behind the boat, that it was composited into the image. I laughed. “Wow, I fooled him, I thought.”
It is a little difficult to photograph a boat while in a boat yourself. First, there is the up and down motion, second there is the timing or your angle and third really you cannot do anything as far as the level of where you are at unless you climb the mast, which I don’t think I was allowed nor capable at this time.
This shot was the last one I took of the day, and these guys on the boat, I believe were practicing for a race. It was around the time when fall weather was upon us and it gets really cold being in the bay. Oh and I get sea sick.Tags: cloudy, gloomy, grunge, lakeunion, madison bay, no wake, racing boat, sailing, shillshole bay marina, sunset