Sweet Reflections: “This was taken at 6: 30 a.m. with an 85mm lens. The water was flat, which allowed for such a clear reflection. I was trying to say something about the shape of the boat and shot straight down onto the water. The shutter speed was slow, which gives just that little bit of movement on the flag and steel trim. I flipped it over so it reads right side up. That’s the great thing about digital cameras. A button does the job. The key here, though, was the flat early morning water — and the light.”
There are many ways to capture
the essence of a particular boat.
Here, on these two pages, Billy
shows us how we can look at
our boats in different ways, in
different lights, and in so doing
capture so many different moods
and details. Here are six pictures
of a classic named Eulipion.
Flags At Dawn: “I thought this close-up was a great
way to show the exquisite detail and hard work the
craftsmen had put into restoring this 1939 Chris-Craft. The photo shows the many coats of varnish
and all the hand-rubbing on the polished chrome
of the gas cap, the cleats, the top of the light post.
It was taken on a 70-200mm lens at 70mm with an
f10 stop to give it sufficient depth. I took it at about
7: 40 a.m. A good tip is to take all your still shots
first in static water before you rough it up!”
Into The Sun: “Trying to find nice angles can make a photo interesting. I love how strongly this is backlit. I’m
leaning out of the stern with a handheld camera using another slow shutter speed — 1/60th of a second. It
was early morning and the wake helps illustrate the speed. I like early morning rather than evening because
it’s less crowded! I like a photo to give you a sense of what it would be like to ride in this boat.”