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2017 Eggemoggin Reach Regatta

In 1994, I photographed my first ERR. To this day, I continue to be mesmerized by the scenic coastline, the beautiful collection of wooden boats, and especially the people. A rich and diverse crowd of people flock to this event for a long weekend of sailing and socializing. It was the ERR that inspired me to become a resident of Maine.

Although I did not photograph the race on Saturday, I was able to make some images on the feeder races that brought out that quintessential part of Maine – fog. The fog this year provided me with a different way of creating images, adding another layer in the landscape to work with, snd creating a different mood.

To all my friends out there on the race course, thank you for maintaining and sailing these beautiful boats. Without your beautiful boats, I would not be able to create these images.

See you on the water again soon….

Alison Langley
2016 Eggemoggin Reach Regatta

On assignment with NY40 Marilee this summer at the 2016 Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, with feeder races from Castine to Camden on Thursday, Camden to Brooklin on Friday, and the ERR on Saturday. So many great boats and so many variations in the weather and the clouds. 

The ERR has been an amazing annual event (much more than just a regatta) since 1985. There's nothing like the camaraderie that exists amongst the wooden boat community here in Maine - and the addition of friends from around the world to these races makes it a weekend everyone remembers and looks forward to, over and over again.

 

 

 

 

Alison Langley
US Sailing's Olympic Development Program Video

I just wrapped up a fabulous project with US SAILING's Olympic Development Program! This past spring, I traveled to Miami to shoot video of the extremely impressive and inspiring young sailors participating in the program. I edited the entire video, featuring my footage along with drone photography by Nick Bowers of Kettle Cinema. Please take a look, enjoy, and consider supporting ODP and our next generation of competitive sailors. Special thanks to Georgia McDonald, Managing Director of US Sailing Foundation, for her support and assistance.

Another print in William Sonoma Home Decor

Another print of mine was chosen for the Home Decor division of William Sonoma. It's a wonderfully large print, 38.5" wide x 51" high overall, and I am extremely pleased with the quality. This is an image of Rosewind which was one of two small tenders built for the beautifully restored 1938 Alden motorsailer Trade Wind at Rockport Marine, Maine. Many thanks to the artisans at Rockport Marine. Now to get out and shoot some more!

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Rosewind  passing the lovely 1938 motorsailer  Tradewind .

Rosewind passing the lovely 1938 motorsailer Tradewind.

Alison Langley
Limited edition, black and white prints for Williams-Sonoma

Two of my new black and white limited edition prints are now on sale with Williams-Sonoma. Jane posted this on Facebook and the response was extremely positive. Thanks everyone for your support.

I don't often do a 'reflection' post.  But a Norwegian friend of mine, fine art photographer Morten Loeberg, commented on the post -  'gone are the dark room days'. It brought back great memories of a decade ago, when I was living in Norway with Trygve and our newborn infant twins, Alexander and Iselin.  I would savor the moments when I could print in Morten's dark room through that deep dark winter of Norway. That was the last time I did traditional dark room printing.

Late nights and darkroom chemicals are not really healthy for anyone, but I miss the dark room time and the creativity of the process. I loved the split toning, dodging and burning, and all the wonderful papers that were available back then. When the kids are in college in another ten years, maybe I will find the time to unpack my darkroom and return to the craft I love.

Alison Langley
BB18 in NYC

I could not have thought of a better way to end the season than to head to New York City to photograph a beautiful BB18 from Artisan Boatworks–the Buzzards Bay 18 BESHERTE. To view video of her sistership, UNCASclick here

Alison Langley
2014 Nautical Images Calendar

For many years, I have wanted to publish my own calendar. I've always felt that the freedom of creativity doesn't end with the shutter release. It's the editing and presentation of one's work that truly completes the creative process.

This year, I am pleased to present my first self-published calendar for both the wooden boat enthusiast and the nautically inclined. From the past several years of shooting wooden boats around the world, I've hand picked 12 of my favorite images to share.

The 2014 Nautical Images calendar sells for $14.95 and is uniquely sized at 9" square - opening to 9" wide x 18" tall - with a black wire-o binding. This compact size fits nicely in snug spaces and is an ideal for your boat. The calendar is printed on a sturdy card stock with a protective glossy UV coating, making the images suitable for framing. Contact us for quantity discount on FIVE or more calendars ($12.95 each) or for wholesale inquiries.

ORDER ONLINE: estore.langleyphoto.com/calendar
BY PHONE: 207-236-7900
Available in the gallery in early November

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