I didn’t get a chance to shoot the Halloween Race this year but happened upon this image in my ‘to be published’ folder and figured it would make for a good start to the day. I shot the race in October 2018 from along Foster Street and mostly tried capturing the boats with their colorful sails as they criss-crossed the harbor.
When I spotted two men on a float talking and then stopping to watch the boats pass by, I quickly recomposed and included them in the final shot. Instead of a two layered image with boats against the backdrop of Abbot Hall, we now have interest in the foreground, mid and background. The layers made up for the less than ideal light and a nice image to start the day.