Sunday, February 15, 2009

March Gallery Show

Panoramic Images by Robert J Near

Exhibition Dates
March 4, 2009 to March 27, 2009

Opening Reception
Friday, March 6, 2009
From 6:00pm to 9:00pm
(Part of Albany’s First Night)

Hamel Realty
Corner of Hudson Ave. & Dove St.
Albany, New York
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Sunday, February 8, 2009

One more time to the Hudson River for the Ice Boats

Just when I thought I had taken enough images of the Ice Boats I had to stp by the Hudson River here in Athens one more time. With the temperatures going into the mid 40's the frozen surface was changing to a liquid state. The thawed water layer on the ice made for great reflections of the magnificent vessels.

Many of the boats were being taken down to transport back to their homes, but there still boats out sailing one last run before heading home. The larger boats are actually called Ice Yachts, and a few of the yachts today where lifting one skate off the surface as you will see in these blog images. You may be asking what happens if they go to far and cannot dump the wind from the sails, they go over. Laying there on the side everyone comes to help and many hands guide the yacht back upright ready for another run.

I have posted two images in the 2009 Galleries and these can be accessed from link below.

Ice Boat Galleries

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ice Boats back for second weekend

The Ice boats where back for the second weekend here in Athens on the Hudson River and the wind did blow. It was a great day of fun and action out on the river, at one point I counted 32 boats.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Ice Boats Second Day

I have added two more galleries of photos of the Ice Boats I took today on the Hudson River here in Athens, NY. Galleries are located in the 2009 section of Stock Gallery area.