"RACING THE WIND" Here are some of the Tall Ships Series, if you are interested on any of the tall ships but can't find it here, please contact us by phone or email us.
Norman Piluke Photographing the HMS Bounty (see above photo)
One of the most interesting photography projects that Norman assigned himself is, to photograph the tall ships. One day, we were informed that the HMS Bounty will soon visit Toronto Harbour. And the story begins with the picture seen below.
When the HMS Bounty sailed away from Toronto, Norman Piluke was prepared to photograph. It was a challenging situation but he was able to capture what he wanted.
Camera used: 4x5 Linhof view camera, 6 x 7 RZ and a 35 SLR, hand-held on a boat with rough waters. The largest quality image Norman produced was a 40" x 50" printed in his own darkroom. Amazingly the image came out with clarity and detail that one can identify the people on deck. The first print, fresh from the darkroom, a 30" x 40" was sold immediately.
Most of the images were purchased and made into posters when the HMS Bounty came back again to Toronto.
7-0042 Firing the Cannon
TALL SHIPS IN TORONTO Click the image for larger viewing and slide show.
TALL SHIPS OF THE WORLD 2000: Halifax, Nova Scotia Norman has several photographs of the Tall ships during this event. If you are interested in other tall ships, please contact us.