Spinnaker Photographics, Photography by Philippe Gadeyne

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A passion for photography, the ocean and sailing.

I remember spending my summers in my godfather studio and darkroom. I was not tall enough to see what he was doing , but the obscurity, red lights added mystery to the magic he was performing.

He was from the old school, using his Rolleiflex and wood chamber, retouching on the negatives, all skills now replaced by computers.

He bought my first camera, a plastic instamatic, my first reflex ( a Russian 35mm "Zenith" built like a tank). From there, I went on to Fujica ST705, Olympus OM1 and OM2, Mamiya C220 and my Canon A2E before finally moving to digital DSLR.

I learned from him, from other photographers, from magazines, in photo clubs, trying to do the most with little means. I bought an enlarger (I still remember, a monster, a Krokus, made in Poland) and started working in black and white.

Later on, I started sharing with others, teaching my passion at YMCAs and Summer camps.

I Took thousands of pictures, my cameras where always with me. When on vacation, I was the photographer of the group, sending prints afterward to my friends.

When I was in the art business, I was on the road extensively criss- crossing the West. My cameras were always with me, visiting and photographing countless National Parks and the West. To this date, that part of the country still is my favorite.

My passion for the ocean came early, drawing ocean scenes, boats. I remember being fascinated by "Captain Troy" and his schooner "Tiki" in the series "Adventures in Paradise", at 14 I learned to sail on dinghies, went on to Olympic series with the 420, 470 and some 505, taught some, coached in college

I remember dreaming to become a photographer of a boat designer... Fine my father said, go to business school first, which I did. but during the weekends, I attended photography classes at the local school of fine arts.

As the years went by, professional life, lack of time and stress took their toll and I stopped taking pictures for quite sometimes but the passion was still there, somewhere inside and like the Phoenix, eventually, like the Phoenix rising from its ashes, resurfaced allowing me to marry two of my biggest passions; photography and sailing.

I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Philippe Gadeyne

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Southern California Surfing

Updated: Jul 28, 2014 9:02pm PST

San Diego Beaches

Updated: Jul 28, 2014 8:38pm PST

Cruisin Grand Grand d'Elegance

Updated: Jun 22, 2014 9:00pm PST

Keys Creek Lavender Farm

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Updated: Jun 21, 2014 10:34pm PST

San Diego Wooden Boat Festival 2014

Updated: Jun 18, 2014 10:44pm PST

Cruisin Grand 2014_06_13

Updated: Jun 16, 2014 2:13pm PST

St Paul de Vence (Provence)

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Bruges, the Venice of the North

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Updated: Jun 12, 2014 10:46am PST

Amiens Cathedral

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Updated: Jun 11, 2014 9:40pm PST

French Riviera, Cote d'Azur, France 2014

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Updated: Jun 11, 2014 9:19pm PST

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Updated: May 07, 2014 9:35pm PST

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Updated: May 07, 2014 5:21pm PST

Multihulls

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Cruisin Grand 2014_05_02

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Updated: May 06, 2014 10:47pm PST

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SDYC Hot Rum II 2013_11_22

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Hot Rum I 2013_11_09

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2014 SDYC New Years Day Regatta

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2013 SDYC Hot Rum Race 3

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Updated: Dec 12, 2013 3:57pm PST

Native Americans

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Pow Wow Pechanga 2010

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Cruisin Grand 2010

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 10:07pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 10:06pm PST

Superyacht Atessa IV

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Red Bull Air Races San Diego 2009

Red Bull Air Races San Diego 2009

Updated: Dec 04, 2013 10:04pm PST

Planes of Fame Airshow 2010 Static display

Updated: Dec 04, 2013 10:04pm PST

Planes of Fame Airshow 2010 Fighters

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 10:04pm PST

Cruisin Grand 2007

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 10:02pm PST

Cruisin Grand 2008

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 10:01pm PST

Cruisin Grand 2011 Shelbys and Panteras

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 10:01pm PST

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Cruisin Grand 2011: Men and their Woodies

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 10:00pm PST

Cruisin Grand 2012_05_04

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Cruisin Grand 2012_03_27

Cruisin Grand 2012, Studebaker Night in Escondido, CA

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 9:59pm PST

Cruisin Grand 2012 British Cars Night

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West Marine Challenge America Regatta June 2010

2010 West Marine Challenged America Regatta

Updated: Dec 04, 2013 7:52pm PST

SDYC Hot Rum 2010 Regattas I

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 7:52pm PST

SDYC 2010 Hot Rum Regatta III

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 7:52pm PST

Ancient Mariners Half Pint Regatta 2010

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 7:51pm PST

SDYC New Year's Day Regatta 2011

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 7:51pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 7:50pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 7:50pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 7:49pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 7:49pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 7:48pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 7:48pm PST

SDYC New Year's Day Regatta 2012

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 7:47pm PST

Tall Ships and Old Riggers

Updated: Dec 04, 2013 5:00pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:59pm PST

2010 SD Wooden Boat Festival

Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:59pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:58pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:58pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:58pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:57pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:56pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:56pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:56pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:55pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:55pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:54pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:53pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:52pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:52pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:52pm PST

ORMA 60 Trimaran Loe Real, skipper H.L. (Loe) Enloe, SGYC

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:51pm PST

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:51pm PST

America's Cup 33 Victory Tour, San Diego 2010

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:50pm PST

VA National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic 2010

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:50pm PST

Tara Expeditions in San Diego

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:49pm PST

Wildlife

Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:49pm PST

California Wild Flowers

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:48pm PST

Harbor Views (San Diego)

Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:48pm PST

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:47pm PST

Hawaii

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Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:46pm PST

Cruisin Grand 2012 Ford Ts and As Night

Cruisin Grand weekly car show in Escondido, CA

Updated: Dec 03, 2013 10:31pm PST

Cruisin Grand 2012 AFX & Carlsbad Raceway

Cruisin Grand 2012 AFX & Carlsbad Raceway

Updated: Nov 30, 2013 5:36pm PST

2012 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic (NVSSC): Teams Olympus and Apollo

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Updated: Nov 30, 2013 5:36pm PST

2012 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic Teams Calypso and Nautilus

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Updated: Nov 30, 2013 5:27pm PST

2012 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic Teams Vulcan and Neptune

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Updated: Nov 30, 2013 5:27pm PST

2012 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic Teams Mercury and Poseidon

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Updated: Nov 30, 2013 5:26pm PST

2012 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic Teams Phoenix and Titans

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Updated: Nov 30, 2013 5:25pm PST

San Diego Oracle RC44 Cup 2011

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Updated: Nov 29, 2013 10:57pm PST

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Updated: Nov 29, 2013 10:56pm PST

San Diego Architecture

Updated: Nov 29, 2013 10:50pm PST

San Diego Balboa Park

Updated: Nov 29, 2013 10:49pm PST

Waterlilies

Updated: Nov 29, 2013 10:48pm PST

Portraits

Updated: Nov 29, 2013 10:47pm PST

Moonscapes

Updated: Nov 29, 2013 10:45pm PST

Beneteau Cup 2012

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Updated: Nov 29, 2013 10:43pm PST

California Condor Open 40

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Updated: Nov 29, 2013 10:42pm PST

2013 SDYC Hot Rum, Race 2

2013 San Diego Yacht Club Hot Rum race 2

Updated: Nov 29, 2013 10:34pm PST

2013 SDYC Hot Rum Race 1

2013 San Diego Yacht Club Hot Rum, Race 1

Updated: Nov 29, 2013 8:38pm PST

San Diego Social Media Breakfast April 2011

Updated: Apr 29, 2011 7:43pm PST

SDSMB 22

Updated: Feb 25, 2011 10:05pm PST

SDSMB Feb04 2011

San Diego Social Media Breakfast

Updated: Feb 07, 2011 6:18pm PST

San Diego Social Media Breakfast oct 2010

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Updated: Oct 26, 2010 4:16pm PST