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A coastal celebration indeed.  Indeed.  Spent a couple days in Victoria knocking out some photography for the 2009 Swiftsure International Yacht Race.  Timing was excellent having my first go at sailing photography a week prior during Jamie & Cathy's wedding day, so I was experienced here - how much, however, is completely irrelevant.  Swiftsure is a pretty huge deal over here on the west coast of North America as far as sailing races go, and the entire city had a buzz to it all weekend long.  My most gracious thanks goes out to Jamie & Alex for getting me involved and having me so well tended to all weekend.

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Here I am (front) on my little boat for the day, using a zoom. EWW!

All our photography from Swiftsure 2009 is now available here.

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I'm still thrilled Anna decided to join me for the event, she has some spectacular photography of her own from a press boat she was taken out on, and trooper she is - rocked just the 135L on the water.  She also is one of those people who love to deny any sort of talent for being in front of the camera, at all, so I'm on a mission to prove her wrong until she leaves in a week.  Check out the HD video of her on Coastal Celebration rockin' the west coast.  LOVE IT!  And please, Canon, just release the firmware update for manual video controls already, it's killing me!

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