REGATTA

Spring brings with it, April showers and May's flowers, but it also signals for many in the Pacific Northwest, the return to open water and the start of the Regatta.  I could spend entire afternoons watching the white sails tacking through the water, racing about in clusters in perspective silence.  I fell in love with the rhythms and patterns that spontaneously formed if only for a moment or two.  It wasn't until this last summer when I was able to spend a day aboard a skiff zig-zagging in between the sloops and cutters where I was afforded the opportunity to photograph the spectacle.  It's a time of bonding as well, as it would happen my father sought his retirement on the ocean, where in a small port town in Northwest Washington state, he builds and shapes wooden ships. 

This is an on-going series I plan on adding to with each passing year, as long as the waves still beckon me.