Gaffers’ return

I was invited back to the Old Gaffers’ Lake District HQ at Glenridding to photograph another of their annual regattas on Ullswater.

Regular visitors to this site or my Flickr stream will know that there are more than enough images of old boats to see. This time around I decided to do things a little differently. First, to concentrate more on environmental portraits or context action shots boat owners and crew. Secondly to discover if a black and white, grittier process would have a worthwhile less-is-more effect on what was a very bright over-contrasty day. I used Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro to achieve a consistent look.

Digital Photography workshop leader David Barrett photographed Old Gaffers' Association regatta in the Lake District

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