A study in Blonde
First the “Ado”. These shoot outs are one of my favorite things to report on. This year we have Steve Lapkin and Kent O. Smith at it again, just like we did back in the day. Yup, its been that long. This year I was able to be there in human form and see these guys in action. WOW. Being at this as an Art Director for over 40 years, I so deeply appreciate what they do. Its true art, and a serious production.
Photo shoot for Grand Craft. Stay Tuned!
Photos like this just don’t happen, it takes an eye, timing, skill and a lot of luck when the shots look spontaneous. And thats the editorial part. To set up a series of shots is a mind game. Seriously dangerous and requires deep knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. So I bow to thee Mr Lapkin and Mr Kent O.
Now with no further ado.. The shots.
Photo ops were part of the fun.
party on the canal
The turn and smile
Chris Wise and my favorite boat.. Yes its plastic fantastic
The official Wave of Summer
Barrel Back perfection.
More under cover
Really? Them again..
Smile you are on Woody Boater
Another brother with a cover
Another cover.. I think Steve has this covered.. Its a cover joke. Ya know if you have to explain the joke, its not funny. Which of course makes me the joke, and thats funny, and all I want is a small chuckle for you this morning. mThere, we are covered.. no? Sorry, lets just move on here.
Lets eat. Ya, no boats.. Thats a nice table though.
Thats the site of one happy dude
Love me some simple wheels.
Blue Arabian Wheel
Says it all
Steve! This sort of smut is not allowed here. Really? Some Bow to Butt shots?
More wheel shots
A pull out from the wheel shot
Water on the water
I have mixed feelings on this one
Love love love the branch zzz
Oh boy. This is a gang of trouble
Sunrise on Lake Dora
Palm Tree’s and moody sky
Small and fun
Under cover with the Turners in an amazing Aristo Craft
Saw them on 95 on the way there! Great to them here.
Take a bow shot Steve! Well Done
Good idea shooting Ed’s boat at the pier. That way the Tow Boat team could stay at their booth.
The majority of these photos were shot from the bow of my pontoon boat during the parade to and from the picnic.
Yes the pictures of Chuck and Jackie Deadman’s Bucket List ride to the picnic was awesome. Thanks Chuck and Jackie for the enjoyable ride. We sure got some exposure with our group ride. I like the comment…..”really them again”.
Great stuff…the little red plastic mini cruiser…see them at all the show…NEVER met them…but are they not from Virginia?
Great pix guys, many thanks. I know I missed a great show…and am certain I ducked a flying to Orlando ordeal.
John in Va.
Sunburn has to be one of the most photographed boats at all the shows I have been to since 2013. It consistently wins People’s Choice awards. Stephanie Ryan is the Captain. She is indeed from Virginia.
That’s a great collection to start the day with.
The boats are beautiful, but that Sunrise on Lake Dora photo is absolutely stunning!
I see the name Time, on one of the boats. That’s what we named our Malibu, when we took delivery in late ’98. Seen here during the last gasp that sealed the decision to put modern power on the Aristocraft.
The pics are AWESOME! Can almost feel the sunshine from here in Wisconsin. I could stare at photos of Chris Craft Holidays and Blue Arabians all day.
Great pics, so good to see things getting back to some normalcies.
The “Gang of Trouble”. Who wants to see them!
Great pictures!! Keep em coming.
That’s one great photo album. Thanks Steve.