The owners of the Sirena Azul were looking for a specific image of their sail boat for display in their inn. My suggestion was to put me and my camera in a powered dingy with a ‘driver’ and have us chase and circle the Sirena Azul while under sail off the coast of Ambergris Caye, Belize.
The shoot was timed for mid-afternoon to provide partial side-lighting. Luckily the light was brilliant & crisp but the wind was on the light side with relatively calm waves.
The challenge of the shoot was staying close enough to the sail boat to fill the frame, avoiding salt spray on the camera, keeping my bag out of the water on the bottom of the dingy, and, trying to maintain a relatively flat horizon – all while playing with focus and the polarizing filter while in motion. As we circled the sail boat it would require that I changed position in the dingy frequently and quickly regain balance and stability in the waves. One challenge to consider in this kind of shoot is avoiding bruising your face with a bouncing camera.