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greater Detroit 2015 Sunfish race schedule

the Greater Detroit Sunfish Club (GDSC) has released their 2015 Sunfish race schedule (you can find it with additional information posted at their Yahoo Group).  you can also check them out on their Facebook page.

all Sunday races start at 12:30pm [uno]

I said this last year (and the year or 2 before), and didn’t get a chance, but I’m again going to do my best to meet up with this group for some races this year.  it’s shaping up to be a pretty busy summer already, though!

Newton’s 3rd law of motion

for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

I admit it, I’m an engineer by day – and should know better about the physics involved here, but I still somehow didn’t see it coming.  my brother-in-law thought it’d be fun to jump off the Sunfish as we were approaching the beach.  seemed like a reasonable and fun idea to me – until the boat rocked backwards and dumped me off into the water as well!

drifting in a Minifish

I was skimming through some of my GoPro videos from our vacation last summer at Camp Arcadia on Lake Michigan, and I took a quick screenshot of T2 drifting along in the Minifish on a very calm day out on Lake Michigan.

t2 drift minifish

it was an awesome day – sailing with my boys, but with them sailing solo in the Minifish while I was alone or with one of them in the Sunfish.  after a bit, the boys switched places, and Noah got his turn drifting along in the Minifish.

noah minifish

not the greatest amount of wind, but still a beautiful day to mess about on the Great Lakes.

rule of thirds

from our front yard maple tree a few years ago, a favorite resting spot for squirrels in the spring.

Img0067 (21)Nikon D70, 300mm f/5.6 1/400

my contribution for this week’s photo challenge: rule of thirds

scale

scalewooden jetty on Lake Michigan

depth

depth 01Nikon D70 + 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5g f/6.3 @ 1/125

depth 02Nikon D70 + 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5g        f/6.3 @ 1/125

depth 03Nikon D70 + 70-300mm f/4-5.6g        f/5.6 @ 1/80

depth 04Nikon D70 + 50mm f/1.8D       f/1.8 @ 1/6,000

with inspiration from Exploratorius and Wind Against Current


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