Riviera and Belize Photo and Video Competition – this edition’s entries and winner announced

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This month’s Riviera Family photo competition winner:

Congratulations to Chris Fowler

Boat Name: Valkyrie
Boat Model: M430
Photo Headline Returning from Tangalooma.
Where was the photo taken: Moreton Bay
Photo Description: Returning from Tangalooma.

Chris Fowler has some advice for any Riviera owners keen to capture aerial shots of their prized possession at sea – just do it.

“Some people are daunted by technology but I’d encourage anyone to have a go,” said Chris, who has won this month’s Riviera and Belize Photo and Video Competition after using a Phantom drone to capture stunning footage of his M340 Sports Cruiser – Valkyrie – cruising home from Tangalooma Island near Brisbane.

“I hadn’t used my drone for a while and it was looking like a good day so I thought I’d take it out and try to get a few shots while my cousin was driving.

“They are relatively easy to operate and the image quality is just getting better and better. I then used Windows Movie Maker to edit the footage and overlay the music.

“It certainly gives you a different impression of your Riviera. Driving from the helm is one thing but when you see it moving through the water, well, that’s a completely different story.”

Chris and wife Renee, who have two youngsters, upgraded from a M370 Sports Cruiser late last year and are already planning their next shoot – once he gets new propellers for his drone.

“I have to admit I almost put it in the drink,” Chris laughed. “I had a couple of issues bringing it back in and it lost its propellers when it hit the stern rails.

“Now I just need to get some replacement blades so I can get an even better video.”


Thanks also for these recent entries…

Entry from: Tracey Cain
Boat Name: Funtime
Boat Model: Riviera 4800 Sports Motor Yacht
Photo Headline: Our Funtime getaway
Where was the photo taken: Moraia
Photo Description: Couple of drinks watching the sun sizzle into the water.


Entry from: Don Larsen
Boat Name: Loose Wire
Boat Model: Riviera 525 SUV
Photo Headline: New York, New York
Where was the photo taken: New York
Photo Description: My new Riviera 525 SUV being delivered in New York for the start of its journey home to Kenosha, Wisconsin.


Name: Philippe Bressler
Boat Name: Papa Lima
Boat Model: Riviera 38 Flybridge
Photo Headline Amazing Sunday
Where was the photo taken: Bonne Anse bay, New Calédonia
Photo Description: Last anchor before returning to Noumea After 3 days un the south of New Caledonia.


Name: Natasha Richardson
Boat Name: N’Joy
Boat Model: 36 Flybridge
Photo Headline Reef
Where was the photo taken: Great Barrier Reef
Photo Description: Grouper coming in for a closer visit, large reef sharks hiding in the shadows.


Name: Glenda Parker
Boat Name: Ratha-B
Boat Model: Riviera 43 Flybridge
Photo Headline Where else can a Riviera take you
Where was the photo taken: Whitehaven Beach
Photo Description: Bubbles on the beach with new friends off the gorgeous 72 in the background.


Entry from: Tracey Cain
Boat Name: Funtime
Boat Model: Riviera 4800 Sport Yacht
Photo Headline: Our Funtime getaway
Where was the photo taken: Moraia
Photo Description: Couple of drinks watching the sun sizzle into the water.


Entry from: Gary Lange
Boat Name: REELISTIC
Boat Model: Riviera 48 Enclosed Flybridge
Photo Headline: Winter on the Gold Coast
Where was the photo taken: Gold Coast, QLD
Photo Description: Winter on the Gold Coast, Australia, the pick of the spots for a morning of kayaking.


Name: Natasha Richardson
Boat Name: N Joy
Boat Model: 36SC
Photo Headline Whitsunday Riving
Where was the photo taken: Square Reef, Airlie Beach
Photo Description: Pole bending fun


Name: Marios Demetriou
Boat Name: Chill Out
Boat Model: Riviera M400
Photo Headline: Glorious weekend
Where was the photo taken: Sydney’s Middle Harbour
Photo Description: A glorious weekend pottering about in Sydney’s Middle Harbour. The M400s were out in force.


Name: Tash Richardson
Boat Name: N’joy
Boat Model: 36 Flybridge
Photo Headline Exploring in our Riv
Where was the photo taken: Hook Island
Photo Description: Sensational snorkelling fun for the whole family.


To go in the draw to win this Riviera prize pack valued at $300, send us your favourite Riviera or Belize boating photo or video:

 

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