University of Washington Crew

Last week I got the opportunity to wake up at an obscenely early hour of the morning and ride along with the crew team from the University of Washington.

Being a former rower myself, this shoot was a dream come true. I’ve raced through the Montlake Cut at the Opening Day Regatta and it was one of the coolest competitions I’ve ever participated in. To get the chance to go out on the water and shoot with one of the best crews in the United States (and the world), on their home turf, was a huge honor.
So, at 4:30 AM, I loaded up my car and drove over to the University to hop into the coaches launch with coach Bob Ernst. Over the course of about two hours he steered his team all over Lake Union and Lake Washington. Fortunately for me, this was all occurring during an incredible sunrise which was then followed by the arrival of storm clouds with beautiful diffused light filtering through the clouds. We couldn’t have asked for a better morning.
A huge thanks to all the ladies of the UW crew team and to Bob Ernst for getting me out on the water for this shoot.
If you’d like to see a few more of the photos from the mornings shoot, check out the GALLERY.

1 Comment
  • Thomas Bryant

    May 2, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Ian: Sensational work–capturing the drama and the romance of rowing. Very creative and well executed, as always!


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