America's cup . . . the upset.  by Carol and Mike Werner


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Spinnaker flying, Australia II leads Liberty on a downwind leg of the America’s Cup race in 1983. Australia II, skippered by John Bertrand and representing the Royal Perth Yacht Club, came from behind to defeat Dennis Conner and Liberty four races to three. Thus ended the longest winning streak in sports history with the New York Yacht Club having successfully defended the Cup since 1851. Australia II was awarded the ABC Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year for 1983 for the accomplishment. Created using Sculptris, Poser, Bryce and Photoshop plus some of our own photos. No stock images or purchased models used.

62 comments, 14 faves, 506 views — 12/14/2012

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We’re photographers and graphic artists who have been producing commercial and editorial stock images for over twenty-five years. Our work is represented by numerous agencies around the world. We live in Merced, California with our fotokats.

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  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 2 years ago

    Stunning, A+ work!

  • Lovely of you to say so, Barbara . . . thanks so much for the great comment and the fave.

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Beautiful creation. I thought it was an actual photo at first. :o)

  • Would have been exciting to have been there . . . even with America losing . . . we used to photograph the big boat series in San Francisco . . . boats with those big spinnakers . . . lots of fun and excitement . . . thanks so much Bunny for the great comment and the fave.

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 2 years ago

    fantastic work guys, as always!
    I was living in Perth at the time, the usually quiet city went mad lol!

  • Wow! I can image the excitement . . . must have been fun! Thanks for the great comment!

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago


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  • Thanks for the honor and the fave, Dee . . . we’ll add it to the group.

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • Judith Cahill
    Judith Cahillover 2 years ago

    Wow, Sculptris (now that is a new one I have never heard of)……….the image looks great!

  • Thanks so much, Judith . . . Sculptris is a free program on the web and we use it to make shapes that Bryce doesn’t have . . . In this image the sails were made in Sculptris . . . we’ve also used it for funny critters and mushrooms. But mostly for medical illustration (what we do for a living ) . . . Mike is very good at it . . . me, not so much. Best for the New Year . . .

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayover 2 years ago

    This is really beautiful! Happy New Year :)

  • Thanks for the visit and the great comment, Yannik . . . Happy New Year to you, too . . .

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenover 2 years ago
  • Thanks so much, Elaine and the same to you . . .

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • TheBrit
    TheBritover 2 years ago

    Beautiful Capture ! Happy New Year to you both!!

    Brit ………..

  • Thanks so much, Brit for the great comment and the fave . . . Happy New Year to you, too . . .

    – Carol and Mike Werner

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks so much . . . greatly appreciated . . .

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 2 years ago

    Fantastic!! :)

  • Thanks so much, Keith . . . Happy New Year . . .

    – Carol and Mike Werner

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