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Discussion in 'Boat Shows & Yacht Watching' started by CaptTom, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. CaptTom

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    Hello all,
    Been busy with the holidays and work, but have a little time to share some photos with you from the past few weeks.

    #1 - Allegro
    #2-5 - PJ 150 Hokulani

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  2. CaptTom

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    Some more...

    #1 - Yacht Symphony hanging in the ICW
    #2 - Lazzara LSX sporting the colors
    #3 - Are these pipes for an organ?

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  3. CaptTom

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    THe Winterfest boat Parade was held on Dec 15 in Ft Lauderdale. New this year was the starting location, well up the New River. Had a vantage point near the TV viewing area and up from the parking garage. THe theme of the parade was movie moments.
    Here are some sights...
    #1 - Santa did a fly by with the Coasties at the beginning
    #2 - Wild West theme
    #3 - Grand Marshall was Lorraine Bracco from The Sopranos show on Magical Movie Moments
    #4 - Blues Brothers
    #5 - King Kong

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    Final shots.

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  7. YachtForums

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    These are the best Winterfest Boat Parade pics I've seen to date. A good camera and a keen eye help, but common sense and set-up make the shot. Tom, it looks like you positioned yourself where the boats had to make a complete stop in order to get the shot, because any movement would have been a blur.

    Unfortunately, I missed this year's parade. Was planning to attend with K1W1, who was in town on biz, but he got caught up in contract details and I was geographically void.
  8. CaptTom

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    Carl,
    Thanks for the comments.
    Being positioned on the New River brought the action a lot closer, and a little slower (was by the judging area at the Riverside Hotel).
    But have also been practicing night shots, using the shutter and aperture settings more for these. It's a bit difficult shooting moving targets at night while trying to capture the lights.
    As the boats were moving slowly, but still moving, I found the use of a tripod invaluable to keep the camera steady for some of the extended shutter speeds, as I have a bunch of blurry shots to prove that (humbled).
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    Very cool pix...

    These are great pictures...

    Our Xmas Parade up here in the Great Lakes - Lake Ontario - to be specific is in July...

    Jason
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    I can't count the number of Christmas Boat Parade pics that I've trashed. Of this skill, I can officially say I suck!
  11. Yacht News

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    Great pics there Capt Tom. Also shows the #2 PJ150. How comes they painted it Gold like O'Khalila? This would cause some confusion now?

    Here is a picture posted a while back by member 'T/T Octopus' of the O' Khalila

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    Compared with the 2nd 150 footer, the Hokulani by Capt Tom

    Hokulani 4.JPG

    Maybe, the Hokulani has a slightly more matte tan/gold colour instead of the pure gold of O'Khalila? You figure it out.
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    Great shots, Tom. Thanks.

    You would think the black sat domes on Hokulani in a tropic sun would cook electronics to a well-done, no-worky.
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    Well that would mean that O'Khalila's electronics in her black domes would be cooked as well. It is quite interesting to see the trend towards painting these domes. It was almost all the time that they were always white once upon a time.
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    Not sure if the color makes a different since it's so stinkin hot down here in FL and the carribean in the middle of summer anyway.
    Next time I'm there I'll ask the captain.
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    Some sleek boats there and beautiful pictures.I realy like the aft teak deck of Hokulani and her design.Looks like its a very fast boat from here.Thank you Capt Tom.

    Francois
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    Great photos.

    And the comments above are so true - capturing moving bright lights against a black background is difficult.

    CaptTom, are you sure your day job does not involve "work with me baby".. (Austin Powers as a photgrapher :) )
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    CaptTom,
    Thanks for the great pics.
    Youi're a master in nighttime photography!
    Arnie
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  18. CaptTom

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    Thanks to everyone for the comments. It's appreciated.
    Canuck, I wish my day job included that. But working on it to include "do you want to shag now, or shag later, baby?" Lol
  19. CaptTom

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    Thanks Arnie.
    But not quite the master yet. Still need lots of practice (good thing I'm using digital and not film or I would be broke by now). I do want to practice shooting interior/exterior night shots on yachts, and maybe I'll post some of them when available.
    Here's another from the parade of the Broward County Fire Rescue boat doing pirouettes with what seems to be water drive propulsion.

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