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Orinoco Adrift
15-OCT-2010

Orinoco Adrift


The boat in the distance with her stern to us, white spar and green sail cover is Orinoco. I was there shooting pictures but never saw her part her mooring, perhaps due to the visibility and how far out in the mooring field she is. I was using a polarizing filter which helped cut through the spray and rain. This picture is heavily cropped to zoom to this level. It did not look like this in real life!


Thanks to a USCG mishap this boat was lost for many hours. They reported her adrift in an area she was not. Her owner, after hours of scouring the shoreline, finally found her off of Portland, miles away. He was very lucky and she sustained almost no damage other than some keel scraping.

Nikon D200
1/125s f/4.9 at 49.2mm iso80 full exif

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