FotoFriday: Surfin’ Snappin’ Learnin’

Alright, it’s mid February and the winter doldrums probably have you down a bit. Here’s a perfect educational boondoggle if there ever was one. The School of Visual Arts has a study aboard program which offers Action Surf Photography in Rincon Puerto Rico from March 5 – 13.

Pack your camera bag dude! Surf’s up! (Good luck getting your parents to pay for this)

Should have hired Brownell’s!

Our friend Capt. Richard J. Rodriguez over at the BitterEnd Blog happened to be at the right place at the right (or more precisely wrong) time to capture this video of a truck having some “issues” navigating a bend while carrying a new 114′ main and 93′ fore masts for the Schooner Zodiac.

Make sure you visit BitterEnd to see a few more photos of this adventure. (Got Wood? Feb. 3, 2011)

This NEVER would have happened with Mattapoisett’s finest, Brownell’s Systems. They start training their drivers at a very young age to avoid this type of thing.

The launch of

I started a new photoblog called Shipyard Park.

Back in the whaling days, there were six shipyards that built the whaling ships that sailed out of New Bedford and Nantucket. It was a busy, rough and tumble type of place back then. But no longer. I’ll be telling more of the story of Shipyard Park in the future, but for now suffice it to say that it’s a beautiful spot in every season and I’m trying to capture and share just a little bit of that.

I’ve been taking a photo every morning for the past month. It’s kind of like a local weather report. It’ll be interesting to see how things change over the seasons Let’s see how long I can keep this up. I’ll do some other things there too because Shipyard Park is a very cool place and you should be able to experience it too! I’d love to hear what you think about the park and project/website.