These images were shot entirely with 35mm equipment. The cameras used (unless noted otherwise) were typically Nikon F3's and F4's for the dry shoots. The in-the-water shots were taken with a Minolta Weathermatic Dual. These are great cameras as long as the backs stay closed. So far I have managed to destroy 2 of these while sailing with them.
The film I use is typically either Kodak Royal Gold 400 or Fuji Super HG 400. For the slide shots I have been using Kodak Lumiere 100.
I use Nikkor glass where I can afford it. For the long shots my prime lens is a Tamron 300mm f/2.8 fixed focal length with internal focus. Most of the time I put a Nikkor TC-301 2X teleconvertor behind it to give me an equivalent of 600mm f/5.6. Other lenses used are the Nikkor 80-200 f2.8, Nikkor 50mm f1.8, Nikkor 20mm f2.8 (one of my all time favorites), and a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye.
A sturdy Bogen monopod supports the camera which is a necessity with the big Tamron. The whole setup weighs about 7 pounds. That's great for remaining steady in the wind but it's no fun trying to hold up and carry around.
The scanning was done primarily from prints but some images have been scanned from slides. The prints were scanned on an HP5c flat bed scanner. Slide scanning was done on a Polaroid SprintScan 45. Typically, the only processing done is with NASA's new retinex-powered image processing algorithm that is marketed by TruVuew. Images are scanned, resized, and scaled to 72 dpi using Photoshop 5.0 on a Pentium PC.
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