I didn't update SailRev for a few days at the beginning of this week because I was dancing under the feet of this beast. As a marine photographer, I watch my subjects sail in an effort to learn how to anticipate their next move and set up the background for the epic shot. It's not an easy task, but it's been a huge pleasure getting to know the sailing characteristics of 76. I was shooting with a 24mm prime, which to anyone that knows lenses, understands how close I really was to get this shot. With one eye in the viewfinder, and one eye on maneuvering the skiff, I became acutely aware of the tell-tale sound of the sheets cracking off. It's full-sensory photographing such a powerful boat so closely, she wouldn't even bat an eye if she were to run me down.
She points like a freight train, and the bow spray is interesting to watch. It spurts up and forward in little spirals.