suns along the Mohawk

Mohawk Regatta 2017 seen from Riverside Park

          . . a heron takes a closer look   

. . click here for our 2018 MFCR coverage . .

 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 3700 meter head race starts downstream and finishes in front of the Freedom Park stage. The last 500 meters of the race is fully viewable from shore.

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 GazetteCheers 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: