Despite a relatively small zoom lens, I tried to capture some of the action and color of the 2017 Mohawk Fall Classic Regatta [Facebook page] from the west end and esplanade of Riverside Park, on the Schenectady side of the Mohawk River. Hosted by the Burnt Hills Rowing Association, the event is held on the Scotia side of the River, with crowds gathering at Jumpin’ Jack’s Drive-In and Freedom Park. As explained at the BHRA website:
The results of my photo shoot can be seen in the following Slideshow and separate photos posted here, with a total of about 50 images, shot between 1:30 and 2 PM, and displayed in the order taken. For a nice gallery of much closer shots by Marc Schultz., see the Daily Gazette “Cheers and Family at Mohawk Regatta: Event marks 17th year” (by Steven Cook, October 9, 2017). Results can be found on the Regatta’s twitter page.
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above: view from Esplanade [R] east to CSX trestle; [L] west to Western Gateway Bridge
below: collage of crews practicing on October 2, 2017: