There are two things you know when you come home from a party without any pictures of it on your smart phone. First, you were truly present in the moment rather than planning your next thrilling social media reveal.
Second, it was an epic bash.
The best photo from this Thursday night’s Key West Bash wins $500 in speedonthwater.com gear for the shooter.
This is why that despite three years worth of Speedonthewater/Offshoreonly Key West Bash events in the books—with another one set for this Thursday night at the Sandbar Sports Grill on Greene Street—there are so few pictures from them. Even with speedonthewater.com chief photographer Pete Boden on scene, images from the annual happening are scarce. (We don’t hold Boden accountable for the party-photo deficit—for all the hard work he does during the year bringing the high-performance powerboat world to vibrant life, the guy deserves a good party.)
This year, we aim to change that. We’re bringing in photographer Kevin Johns of Instant Memories Photography. He’ll be right outside the venue with his photo booth and plenty of props, and the stuff that comes out of his efforts always is a hoot. And, of course, Boden will be there with his camera gear.
But we’re also looking for candid stuff, smart phone shots and such of the PG to PG-13 kind. (We’d ask for G-rated material too, but we’re not that delusional.) We don’t want you to sacrifice your party focus for photo focus, but we do want to collect images from our party guests for a massive post-event gallery.