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Old Oct 11, 2006, 10:03 PM   #1
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Here are four dragonboats that are part of a race event that is held every year as part of the Portland Rose Festival. The race is held on the Willamette River in downtown Portland, Oregon. This shot shows four of the boats approaching the finish line.

Nikon D100, Nikon 80-300mm lens, hand-held
ISO200, 1/800th at f7.1, focal length 145mm (actual)



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Old Oct 12, 2006, 12:15 AM   #2
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Cal,

I've heard about this festival and this must be a sight to behold in person. I've seena bit of the Dragon Boat racing here and those folks take their racing seriously.

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Old Oct 12, 2006, 8:07 AM   #3
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I don't know, Selvin. If they were really serious, where are the guys with the whips?

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No whips on these boats. However, there is a large drum at the front of each boat and one of the crew members beats out the cadence.

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