Alec Chester  

Log Canoe Sailing by Alec Chester

August 2019 - Log Canoe Sailing

About the Image(s)

This is an image of log canoeing on the Chesapeake Bay, the only place that I know of where it occurs.

The image was taken with a Canon 5D Mark IV at 1/640 sec, f/10, ISO 100 at 105 mm on a 24-105 f/4 lens. It was cropped substantially since you aren’t allowed to get too close to the boats. I enhanced the image in Silver Effex Pro using a substantial amount of contrast.

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5 comments posted

Kurtis Sutley   Kurtis Sutley
I love what you did with this monochrome image. It's sharp and properly exposed for the sky revealed. To me it has that vintage look that peeks my interest. Sometimes monochrome makes it right. To me a color image would have dated the image but the monochrome, in my opinion, adds mystery. I think the whole image would be helped if there was just a little more space for the bow to sail into. For me it's just little cramped. Very nice.   Posted: 08/06/2019 15:33:38

Marianne Shine   Marianne Shine
Photo journalism at its best, in action! And especially good with the monochrome and the dark clouds adding to the drama of the race with lucky #13.   Posted: 08/10/2019 11:26:53

Ron Clegg   Ron Clegg
Monochrome was a good choice for this photograph. The interesting small boat big sails, with the waves breaking around the boat, great action shot.   Posted: 08/16/2019 06:32:27

Joan Rembacz   Joan Rembacz
Nice shot. I like the detail in the image but I would like to see more around the boat. Also on the sail on the left it looks like you manually made that line that entire line lightened. If that's the case it really needs to be blended better All in all it's a great image   Posted: 08/18/2019 00:03:25

Matt Moses   Matt Moses
B/W worked well for this image. Since we don't see the whole boat I'd consider cropping tighter on the view perhaps as right now I'm left want to see all of the sail.   Posted: 08/28/2019 08:11:59