Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Parade of Sails Underway

Continuing with this year’s Gloucester Schooner Festival, here is the knowckabout dory schooner Adventure! She’s been undergoing restorations for years. She has made great progress this year and this is the first time I’ve seen her in the Parade of Sails.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

The Estrela from Prudence Island, RI.

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The Thomas E. Lannon leads the Tillicum, Ardelle and Perception. On the right, the Estrela heads back in to get into queue.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

The Tillicum I from British Columbia, Canada. Yes, she’s a long way from home. No, my white balance isn’t tweaked, her hull was a wash of green.

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Perception out of Vineyard Haven, and the fishing vessel Dog and I from Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts.

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A favorite from Maine, The American Eagle.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

My shooting buddy, Jay from Cape Ann Images recalls when the American Eagle used to fish out of Gloucester in a prior incarnation.

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Phew! It looks like the clouds are opening up. This will make for some nice images to come!

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The white building you see in the background is the Clarence Birdseye building. Yes, Clarence was a local boy made good. He started the frozen food business. Yes, that Birdseye.

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Looking south, there is still an overcast sky. No big deal, over expose a bit so everything does not turn out gray. The FV Stanley Thomas and the Tillicum.

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The Adventurer From Norwalk, CT and Dogbar Breakwater Light.

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The Adventurer is setting a topsail. A bit about this photo. I shot this just to see if I could get a way with it. White sails against a gray sky over a black hull. Only a crazy man would do this for enjoyment. As I said yesterday, these are the toughest conditions that I shoot in all year.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

You know what would be really cool? If they made sails 18% gray. You photographers know where I’m coming from, don’t you?

Turing around to the North east, the Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s Chebacco boat, Lewis H. Story in the upper right quadrant of this photo. If you were a fisherman back in this area in the 18th and 19th centuries, you didn’t have a pickup truck, you had a boat like this.

 ©2012 Steve Borichevsky
The lighting conditions are getting better. Stop by tomorrow for more pictures from the Gloucester Schooner Festival.

3 comments:

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

This time of year I always look forward to your schooner festival images, Steve. You never, ever fail to make my jaw drop. Beautiful!!!

Kelly said...

...what a cool festival. It must be fun to be there in person. I'll have to settle for the photos, which are excellent!

Noemí Padrón said...

Nos has dejado un regalo, un precioso regalo...deber ser magnífico estar ahí...Entiendo que adores estos días, desde luego que es una maravilla vivir esta experiencia y captar estas imágenes...

Aunque las velas no tengan ese 18% de gris te han quedado preciosas...Siempre se pueden oscurecer con Photoshop...Pero lo que está claro que lo que es inmejorable es tu experiencia estos días :-)

Abrazote y a seguir disfrutando

Noemí

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