Survey Says!


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Good morning everyone. As you can see we have a heavily favored image. But before we get to that Jen and I want to thank you all for your passionate involvement. I don’t think we have ever had as much feedback on anything we have ever put out there. And personally I was amazed at how many old friends contacted us. What all of that means is a mystery to me but we are very grateful for all the wonderful insights.

Drum roll please: With 18% of the votes cast we have #3 as our third place winner. With 24% of the vote, #1 is the silver medalist. And our grand champion with 68% of the vote, #2 was clearly the favorite with comments like: “out-of -the-box”, “fun”, “even the dogs are smiling”, “!!!!!” and so many more. We also received plenty of sage advice to perhaps use a combination. We have taken that advice to heart and will actually be using a combination 1 and 2. The lobster buoy in 1 needs to be toned down as several of you mentioned but hey, we are not afraid to use Photoshop. Once again, thank you for all of your wisdom and insights and the excitement you folks generated around our windjammer family picture.

Have a great day. Be well. Do good.

P.S.

Richard, I feel the same way about the Portuguese fisherman’s sweater. Jen knit that for me when we were back in graduate school oh so many years ago and the warmth it brings is well beyond its insulation value.

Can Photoshop make fix my hair? Maybe this would be help?

Barry-the-bodybuilder

 

Opinions Wanted: Windjammer Family Portrait

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Good morning everyone. We are looking for your opinions. Presented in no particular order are 3 images created by our friend Marti Stone. Jen and I narrowed down a field of 100 images to these 3 and we need to go to press with our brochure in the very near future. So which image do you like best? Stoic, fun, laid back, the coast of Maine? These are a few of the words that may come to mind but we aren’t the ones looking at the brochure trying to decide which windjammer to sail on. Some of you have real life experience with marketing stuff like this. We will announce the winner when this goes to press next Monday morning (11/25/13) so you have to make a choice before then. The water mark (marti stone photography will be removed of course) and a few other blemishes can be removed. My hair is a mess!

So we would love to hear from you either in the comments section of the blog, where we share on facebook or by emailing the global headquarters at captains@schoonermaryday.com. Just tell us which number you like best and we will take it from there. Thanks so much for your time and highly valued opinion.

Have a great day. Be well. Do good.

 

A Friend of a Friend

schooner Mary Day, maine windjammer, windjammer cruises in maineA friend of a friend snapped this image of Mary Day passing by the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse during a recent lighthouse tour. The light in the sails is particularly pleasing to me eyes. The creation of “Oceanus” synthetic canvas by Nat Wilson and North Sails has had a dramatic effect on how the windjammer fleet is portrayed. These sails are not only lighter, stronger and more powerful they have created a new way of imaging Maine windjammers. “In the old days” light didn’t filter through cotton canvas quite the same way. I know the magic of digital imaging has changed the way we portray reality but just the same, as our imaging guru Jim Dugan would point out, light can make a huge difference in any image. Backlighting sails didn’t exist until 20 or so years ago. And now that they are here we have a whole new range of imaging possibilities. How cool is that? So there you have it. The law of unintended consequences, the law of unforeseen collateral damage so to speak, is proven out by the friend of a friend. Thanks Nat. Thanks North Sails. Thanks Sheri. And thanks to her friend whose name we don’t know but whose eye we surely do appreciate.

Have a great day. Be well. Do good.