Bob Kays on Mfines Pen Yan out stalking boats.
This weekend I made a promise to myself while attending the 2014 ACBS International Show in Skaneateles to not sit on the dock! Now that’s harder than you might think to do, especially when you didn’t bring a boat.
Those deadly dock shots even put me to sleep. Oh sure there is the chrome and wood shot, the flag shot, the next to the dock shot.
Ohhh I got flag shots! Lots of flag shots
Here is a flag and dock shot all in one with a bonus Location reference kicker!
But nothing replaces the stalking shot.. Stalking you say? Yes, here is how it goes, first you find a great photo boat, we were fortunate enough to have several at hand, Arron and Ben Ledonnes Chris Craft, and the trusty M-fine Pen Yan.
Here we are on Friday stalking the little Amphicar. Photo Bob Kays
As seen before, here is that shot !
Aaron and Ben Ladonne and in the Green is Donzi Flyer Bert Harris ready to go.
The look on her face says it all.. Who the heck are you with that camera?
We would sit at the dock and if anyone, and I mean anyone went out, BAM, we were on them. Like chasing Jacki O.. Friday was easy, perfect weather and light.
14 miles of lake perfection to enjoy on Friday!
The multi award winning Chris Craft step hydro from Katzs Marina aint on no step thats for sure!
But Saturday was brutal. 3 foot rollers, and very windy.. And guess what? It made the best photos. Just needed folks to go out. Thanks to several who did, cause we got the shots.
OK, hanging out on the Woody Boater HQ was fun, here is mfine with Beth Lepping waiting to GO!
Rich Lepping having a good laugh on ..in the HQ
Even I got stalked! Photo Bob Kays
Famous author Tony Mollica saying hi to Peter Stephens and Paul Harrison
ALERT ALERT, ALERT, ALERT.. A Boat is going out! Drop the lines start up the engine.. GO GO GO !
So picture this, mfine is on one leg, the other is in some sort of cast. The boat is full of stuff and we are throwing lines at the dog and moving out!
BAM! We are headed out to chase a boat! Never mind that clip that keeps falling off the throttle! Floor it anyway!
Dennis Mykols looks on wondering if we have all lost our minds.. For the record, we got Dennis out next!
Go go go, .. wait, what the hell is that? You must be kidding?
What the? Is that a 17 ft Rocket? In 3-4 ft rollers?
We cant make this stuff up.. thats right! its a little trusty chris craft, taking the rollers with skill, and a rope.. and cowboy hat.. And wet passengers..
Tune in tomorrow for how the little Rocket held up! Did it sink? What? Did you actually think I was not going to milk this show for all its worth! And to think we haven’t even shown you the real magic!