I'm often asked, what do I shoot when I'm not shooting for work. I'm gearing up for a gallery show in August up in Maine, and it will feature my photographs of the Dark Harbor Twenties racing off off Islesboro in the Penobscot Bay.
The secret to these photos, if there is a "secret," is ThinkTank's Hydrophobia. These rain-proof camera covers allow me to take my Nikon out on the water and get absolutely soaked by waves and still keep shooting. I'm sure there is a practical limit to just how much water I can come up against and still keep my camera dry, but after a few years of doing this, I haven't found it yet. If you are interested in learning more about the Hydrophobia, you can find it here. I highly recommend getting one if you are interested in both photography on the water and continuing to have a working camera.
I love photographing these races, the boats are and the location couldn't be better. I'll update with more info as the show gets closer. In the meantime, here are some samples from this weekend. And one with my rep, Caroline Bigelow, trying to coax a little more speed out of the boat.