5…4…3…2…1…GUN! (Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race)
Absolutely beautiful photos of Telefonica sailing into Cape Town by Andrew Brauteseth.
Smacking the hull as we land each time. I almost drop my half-finished tweet into the sea. I’m riding this boat like a cowboy. There’s an awesome pause as the wind dies for a second and we pull along Telefonica’s beautiful blue hull. It’s been a 21 day, 6500 nautical mile mission for them from Alicante in Spain. I imagine how they must feel. Relieved. Exhausted. Excited. Awed by our City and Table Mountain. I hope.
'You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.'
- Ansel Adams"
From the Age of Power and Wonder: “Diagram demonstrating the new technique of flying on a beam of sound. The pilot picks up the radio beam transmission and can hear a signal like a morse signal. While he is flying upon the correct and safe course, he hears dot-dash-dot-dash-dot-dash- continually. If he swings off his course to the east, he hears dot-dot-dot-; on the other hand, and error in the opposite direction gives him dash-dash-dash- continually.” Vintage cigarette card from the New York Public Library.