The Ocean Institute of Dana Point holds the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival every September. As part of the festival the tall ships conduct a cannon battle at sunset. In previous years I’ve tried to photograph the battle from behind the Ocean Institute. The problem I had was that the ships need to be too far away in order to avoid the rocks. This year I decided to buy a ticket on an escort ship so I could be much closer to the action.
The ships look so good at sunset, it was hard to narrow down the best shots. I’ve selected a few here and the rest I’ve added to my SmugMug gallery.