I, Ah, Mmmmm, Speechless. Classic Boat Magic Live-ish From The Thousand Islands
But not wordless. And we are certainly not pictureless. Dang, I think I just invented two new words in one sentence. ISH. If you are just tuning in, good lord man..woman… You are witnessing what could be the best series of stories ever done on Woody Boater, or any classic boat anything. This is far more of a thing than some lame facebook 50 photo dribble happening here.
If you are watching and feeling it all, you can see Ken-Kin getting their groove on. Okay, you know what I mean. Clearly Steve Lapkin and Kent O. Smith Jr are out on the same situation, but the photos, the art is getting better and better. Not quite sure how that happens right in front of our eyes.
Solo rif from Steve Lapkin. Hit it Emily!
OKAY at this point, Kent is saying to Steve. Did you get that? WOW, Steve is thinking, DROP THE MIKE! Oh ya!
Guys.. guys, we are all winners today, everyone will get a trophy even if you are a looser. Now just play nice!
To be honest I was starting to think of visual burn out. How can this keep going, after a while its just one amazing shot after another and another. But today! Holy crap! I mean, How? Ahhh, it’s amazing, how this can thrill every part of your being. And that is magic my fellow Woody Boaters. PURE magic, Pure Joy. And Pure humbleness to be a part of it. Annnnd BAM a third new word!
A HUGE THANKS TO KENT O. SMITH JR and STEVE LAPKIN for the fun time.
Wow, WOW, WOOOOW!!!
I keep saying that I am going to make another international. Looks like this would have been one to be at.
It has been loads of fun so far and the boats are great.
We all should have gone to this one…but then who would be at home to look at the amazing pictures?
Thank you so much for those amazing photos .
That will be ” a must do and see ” next year .
I saw the ” Pardon Me ” about 15 years ago when it was inside the museum. What a beauty.
It is always better on The River!
That is an AMAZING group of photos!!!
Great Photo shoot and great pics of Steve’s boat. He and his family are personal friends and I know how they value boats shows with that beauty. So glad you are in the Thousand Islands and in Alexandria Bay for the boat show.
Man!! I am on picture overload. Great day Beautiful boats, and very good photography. What a good thing to look at on the last Saturday in Summer.
I’m 3 hrs away and can’t make it. I feel like My class is going on the coolest field trip of the year and I’m home sick and can’t go. Please no more pictures.
It was a honor to feature the work of these fine photographers I’ve know for many years (and have published many times) together for the first time in my last issue of the Rudder last winter as editor. I received a note and an image from Kent of Steve and Kent, together doing their magic with “Cameras on Water”
Matt, I’m pleased to see here in the fine spreads of WB you now have the same honor!! Great work all three of you! Chris Eden
MAHALO Chris! 🙏🏽
We went today. Great boats, people, and weather. It was awesome!
For those that don’t know, Chris introduced me to Steve when he had the concept for “Cameras on Water” for his final issue of the “Rudder.” Steve and I conversed a number of times but did not meet until early Tuesday morning. 30 minutes later we were shooting fly bys. In a way, this whole magical week is due to that introduction.
Thank you, Chris!
I would also like to mention that none of these shots would be possible with Steve Sturtz. Steve is a very talented photographer living in Alexandria Bay who graciously used his boat as a shooting platform every day. He also shot 7000 or so images for the week, I hope he shares some with WB, then you all could be treated to a *third* eye perspective.
Lastly, thank you all for the kind comments!
Great shots…Good to see Chris chime in…Even if I am a day late
Well done by all. It’s great to see the talent and and camaraderie that being part of the ACBS brings to the fore. Or in this case, better said, camara-derie.
While the annual meeting was attended by nearly 600 guests, each one of these men – Chris, Kent, Steve, and Steve – have, over the years, played a huge role in bringing the vintage boat hobby to those who may only view our pastime on the printed page or lit screen. That’s no small task, nor unimportant in expanding our ranks. Excellent work on all fronts!
Thanks for the kind words, Jeff!
Jeff – thank you very much for taking a moment to ‘pen’ your thoughts! Truly wished that we had met during the A Bay venue!! Wishing you well until our paths cross again! S