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Glen in a squall 2

Glen in a squall 2

Hard pressed Glen class keelboat racing



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Date: Sat September 20, 2008
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Nice colours in this Viv, against that all to common steel grey sky....everyone is working hard, including the boat, except that guy sitting aft trying to keep the wind out of his hair....or is he actually doing something down there?.....hope you get out there this weekend Viv....SmileAlan
#1 Sat September 20, 2008 9:25am

Thanks Alan. Am just about to pick up our gear for racing. We have managed to get out on the only good days on the water - but even the good days have not been good. But the weather looks like it is going to settle a wee bit Smile Viv
#2 Sat September 20, 2008 9:40am

Great action shot Viv!......wonderful colour and light....doesn't look like much"chop" for the strength of the wind!.........I bet they got wet!..lol.........Ken
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#3 Sat September 20, 2008 12:13pm

Wow, is the water actually coming into the boat?


#4 Sat September 20, 2008 2:01pm

Thanks Ken and Chris. The water is sheltered between the Islands so it does not get ruffled much but the wind still honks. Chris you get a quarter wave off the stern with boats heeled like this and it is higher than the boat but a little aft so - this looks worse because of the telephoto lense - only a bit of water actually gets in the boat. Viv
#5 Sat September 20, 2008 7:57pm

This has a real 'wow' factor. Composition is spot on and the contrast of that OMO-bright sail and colours of the boat against the background is terrific. I'd whack this into POTM. Jan
#6 Sat September 20, 2008 11:45pm

I agree with Jan, powerful shot Viv, hope all is well!
#7 Sun September 21, 2008 8:56pm

Thank Jan and ..is that Maggi? Lol - I am guessing here! Viv
#8 Sun September 21, 2008 9:08pm

POTM not POTW! Jan
#9 Sun September 21, 2008 11:06pm

Lol Jan - so I can't read..!!! Viv
#10 Mon September 22, 2008 9:54am

Wonderful. I agree with all, especially POTM. Do it, VivSmileCat
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#11 Mon September 22, 2008 11:26pm

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