Some of my favorite memories of England revolve around following my still very British husband to Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex on the East Coast to watch the sailing regattas. He has sailed on large yachts and small boats, and always loved the camaraderie and the competition.
And for my part, the fun was being a spectator on dry land on a glorious cool August day. For many years you had to walk down the long path from town between the fields and the river to watch the start of the different classes of boats.
Everyone lined the riverbank, binoculars came out and cheers or groans went up from the supporters.
This is pretty much how it looked for years. I referenced some of my older photos, changed some of the colors on the clothing so it drew the eye down the line, and tried to capture the sense of the weather…always on the cusp of changing. It’s England after all. Summer is almost over before it arrives.
Glorious memories, and I get to relive them in the studio. I am a very lucky woman.
The Regatta, 30″ x 24″, Oil