First, let me thank everyone again.. From the folks at Hagerty for helping out and you folks for sending in stuff. So.. Without any more delay.. The runner ups….and below at the end of the story.. the big Hat Winners… No they are not big hats.. the winners are big.. the hats are adjustable…
|We loved this image from Dave Janes of his Switzercraft. The colors are perfect.. The leaves everyplace tell the story. But the touch that had us all voting no was the lawn mower.. So much for the romance of the moment..|
This shot from Chad also said it all.. The perfect day.. I feel like I was there..
|This story could have been a winner from Woody gal. .Just alone for the sucking up to a sponsor.. But.. she picked the wrong sponsor to feature.. A little premature.. The story of winterizing your boat is slated for later..|
|Steven Gray…I loved the story and the shots… Not sure if its fall there yet? Killer boat..fun story.. Photoshop Steven.. Photoshop…|
Jim from Fine Wood Boats – This shot and story got us all going.. Funny, and the shot says it all.. fun stuff..
|Steven, Chad, George M, Ashley, George B from SML…Everyone felt the need to send the look behind shot.. Hey, when you are out on your boat.. This is one of the classics|
John Mears.. This story was funny as all get out… On a cell phone.. I could not see the images and that was the punchline.. This was the big winner for story and image… But.. John did not go far enough.. Ya gotta suck up to the judges John.. Oh so close.. Ohhhh so close…
|Close.. This one image is gorgeous.. But Mark and Marianne made the fatal mistake of actually telling the truth.. they said they have another week to use there boat.. NO HAT!|
|Martin Belcher… And a boat named Keg.. get it.. Keg.. Belcher… This alone would be a great and hat worthy.. But.. no real fall reference.. Sorry Martin.. rough competition|
|Really? Dave….A t-shirt.. Lynn looks more the part…That took some balls ….Ohhh what a bitter cold day in Virginia that must have been.. NO HAT FOR YOU! You still..wait..we still have some boating time.. Ya, I live here.. Ha Ha to all the rest of you!|
|Its a stern shot from George McInnis that looks like a bow shot.. That little touch of red on the scoop makes it for me|
Pat and Sheila Chaps and photographer George McInnis for setting the artistic tone.. We are going to do an entire feature on George and his perfect eye..
|OK.. this one is amazing .. A close runner up..|
A film.. from Bob Shapton.. This could have been a big hat winner.. BUT, No plot.. the Story line.. what story line.. And.. NO nudity.. BUT does win for best sound design.. No hat though…. Sorry Bob… Wait, you already have one..
This shot from Mark left me cold.. real cold..shiver me timbers cold.. Dear god what a gloomy day.. A darn close winner..
AND NOW! Ladies… and Gentlemen.. The big winners are……..