My son is in his second year at Northeastern University and sailing for the school. He said I should come in the fall and shoot because it’s so beautiful. They sail out of the MIT Sailing Pavilion, which is an amazing facility in and of itself. This October day was classic New-England-fall perfection, with 50-degree temperatures, a stiff northly breeze and puffy white clouds. There was lots of action on the river, and we were right in the thick of it. When I was out on the water, I kept thinking “what a magical place to sail,” and this was my first time shooting a college regatta. What amazed me most was the level of sailing. On the docks, it’s packed with boats, sails flapping and 20 different teams from New England. Everyone’s walking around in dry suits shoving back hot dogs and hamburgers, with parents, dogs and coaches hanging around. It’s a wonderful scene, and behind it all the city is business as usual. With the puffs coming through buildings it was really shifty, tricky sailing. The scene was amazing, with all the chaos and action on water and this beautiful background with the buildings, the bridge and the commuter train running past. The city was just so busy and energetic, like racing itself.