Over the Labor Day Weekend, I had a chance to photograph the CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA along with 15 other photographers led by world renowned, Canon Explorer of Light , Onne van der Wal. You can check out Mr. van der Wal’s work here: http://www.vanderwal.com/
I think his workshop was worth the time and money to experience. Onne knew just where to track the Regatta, he provided guidance on the subject we were photographing and in general was very giving of his knowledge of photography. It was a lot of fun… and he even lent his gear for people to try out. (Convinced me to purchase a Canon 70-200 2.8L mark 2).
One photo I created just won a perfect score in a photography competition. It was my first perfect score. You can see the photo of the Yacht ”Juno” below. Capturing the image, you can see the winds and seas the sailors were fighting to keep their Yachts afloat. A hurricane passed through the area two days earlier. As I saw this image through my viewfinder, I almost became giddy of the exciting moment I was capturing. (Juno placed 3rd in it’s competition.)
You can see more of my images from this trip here:http://robde.smugmug.com/Photography/Sailing-Newport/13998189_5SA9x#1029536169_mwYii