My time-motion stack made it into the Top20 of the international Mirabaud Yacht Racing Photo Contest. This is really great since it means that the image will be displayed on some events! When I planned this shot in winter 2016/17 I never thought that this concept would work so well – although I felt that the potential application of these kind of shots is clearly multi-folded. First tests in April already went very well. Its a very graphical visual but these kind of shot composites also reveal tactical errors or wrong tacking decisions. The flight altitude limitation is basically the main problem for these copter based imaging concepts.
One of my shots made it into this year “Mirabaud Yacht Racing Photo Contest”. This contest is the only sailing and yacht racing image contest available and to have one image displayed there is a really nice year-end success and directs some attention and awareness to your work.
Selecting the one shot of a full sailing season for the contest is however a real challenge – I went through my LR library and reviewed all my 4-5star and BestOf selections and finally came up with 10 candidate shots. The int505 stack from the 505 IDM wasnt my first choice originally but it had this “I have to look closer – whats going on”-effect that only few images generate. Its hard to create shots that remain interesting and complex even after looking at them for a while. Adding time as a component to images is always adding a lot complexity. Its easy to visualize tacking-errors or positional changes – tactical aspects of sailing appear visually. This can lead to strong imaging concepts.
In fact the original 505 stack was a wee bit different. I removed the multiple shots of the rib that sits between the lee marks. It creates this one-against-many effect that makes the image more powerful but the contest regulations do not allow removal of objects and the stack is likely also at the border of violating these rules anyway. So I kept the multiple rib objects in the stack in the original submission. The Mirabaud Contest goes here: http://www.yachtracingimage.com/gallery/contest-2017/soren-hese/
As the regatta photo shooting seasons comes to an end – the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Photo Contest is a wonderful way to collect the most inspiring shots of the year. A jury defined preselection is now online and the public vote is now open. The “Hamburg” shot from my German Classics 2014 photo shooting made it into the Top70. The contest is two-fold – a public voting and a jury based selection of the best shots from this top70 is performed. So just move to
and select your favorite shots :)! Sören