The annual International Dory Races are a fun event to photograph. At least they are until I get home to down load the images. I discovered most of the photos were either over exposed or out of focus! My 300mm Sigma lens is the culprit,something messed up the inner workings and wouldn't sync up with the camera settings. I love my camera but one drawback is the small display screen, it's difficult to see at that size the subtle differences. Last night I cleaned the lens "guts" and it appears I solved the problem.
In the meantime things are gearing up for the annual Saint Peter's Fiesta this coming week! Most of the decorations are in place as carnival rides go up. Also seine boat crews can be seen around the harbor practicing.
Setting the flags.
Measuring the oars per request!
US crew by a boat length.
Extending the lead.
Looking over the shoulder.
About to turn.
Rowing past the nun buoy.
The home stretch.
Captain Winchester playing with his dingy!
The good captain shows the proper way to board a dingy.
Texting while rowing! The captain is out of the channel....safe move!
Captain Tom Ellis of the schooner "Thomas E. Lannon".
Ferris wheel set up at the old Birdseye plant.
Huge Ferris Wheel dominates the sky over Pavillion Beach.
Decorations over Beach Court.
Seine boat practice.
"CWW" races to make the bridge opening!
There he goes.
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!