Friday April 20, 2012

Friday April 20, 2012 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote

NEW MILFORD CONNECTICUT – Over the past two years I have occasionally included on these pages pictures of a 1954 Chris Craft that I own with a friend (neither of us get enough use out of it to justify sole ownership). It was having some reliability problems so we have traded it for a new old boat, another Chris Craft. I drove up here this afternoon to check the new boat out with Roger, our friend who restores Chris Crafts. Feels like a silly indulgence, but Maria told me this evening that a very close friend has been diagnosed with breast cancer (which appears to have been treated successfully) so repeat after me: “carpe diem, carpe diem, carpe diem . . .” Images taken with my Sony Nex-7 and 24mm Summilux lens.

Here a corner of Roger’s shop. I got dozens of images like these today. Where to start? Do a project on shops?

Roger's shop

Roger's shop

The boat’s engine looks great.

Marine engine

Marine engine

More boat. I’m going to try a crop of this to exclude Roger (I often crop to square format – probably as a result of my long experience with a Rollei 2.8 F and Hasselblad film cameras). I’ll post it tomorrow.

Chris Craft

Chris Craft

On this day last year: Hongqiau Airport. A travel day between Shanghai and Beijing.

Hongqiao Airport

Hongqiao Airport