Thursday January 18th I made a last minute check of the ice on Mecox Bay and found the ice boaters out. Most were getting the last day of ice racing in before the weather warmed up. The racers were excited because the ice was smooth and fast. Trying as many runs as they could before the days light vanished.
Three ice boats itching to get on the ice
Ice Boater at rest
Douglas Adams takes the Arctic Blast out for a run on the ice.
Exhibit Southampton Cultural Center March 1 through April 10. I am having this exhibit with my good friend and wonderful painter Eileen Dawn Skretch. Eileen and I produce large scale art that is breath taking especially in the Cultural Center’s gallery
To meet the Artist there is a reception March 12 4-6 PM
Today I stopped over to Mecox Bay and caught the end of the day ice boaters. Every winter when the bay ices over these hardy sailers get there ice boats out. Some of these boats can reach speeds of 65 mph or more. Below are a couple of photos from the day.
In the evenings I have been running down to Flying Point Beach and Mecox Bay to catch the evening light and play with my new Fujifilm X-E2 camera. I am enjoying shooting with the camera. The feel is like a traditional film rangefinder camera. The lens and sensor produce sharp images with good contrast and like Fuji films snappy rich colors. The camera has a panoramic feature that stitches several images together in the camera. In principle it is similar to the feature in I-phones. Shooting in manual exposure and focus provides more consistent and better images in the panoramic mode. I hope you enjoy the photos.
Evening light on Mecox Bay
Sunset on the Salt Pond at Flying Point Beach
The beach pavilion at Flying Point Beach closed until Memorial Day.
Mecox Bay evening light
The small salt pond on Mecox Bay at Flying Point Beach