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Old May 28, 2007, 6:41 PM   #1
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Unfortunately, a very dull day ... poor lighting. I messed up most of the "on-water" pictures ... but will post a few just to show.
The fleet sails past the Commodore's yacht in 6 or 7 groups of 10 to 20 boats each.
Commodore salutes & is saluted by each passing yacht.
The fire boat always comes out to start off the procession...
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Old May 28, 2007, 6:42 PM   #2
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At least one of the Toronto Brigantines joins the procession.
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Old May 28, 2007, 6:44 PM   #3
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The mark boat indicates where to turn to pass the Commodore's yacht.
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Old May 28, 2007, 6:45 PM   #4
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The Commodore, the Fleet Captains etc. are on board the Commodore's yacht to take & give the salute...
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We line up behind other boats in our group ...
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Old May 28, 2007, 6:48 PM   #6
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Afterwards there is a reception ...
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Old May 28, 2007, 6:49 PM   #7
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Then the "Chippers" go party !!!!!
Cocktails, dinner, dancing ....
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Old May 28, 2007, 8:08 PM   #8
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I love boating shots; I always carry my FZ5 when I am on San Diego Harbor or offshore. Tough shots to take under bright conditions~ I always set mine to -1/3 and then use autobracketing in thirds. It's surprising how often the best picture is the one at -2/3. I'm also kicking around the idea of an ND filter; have you ever used one for water shots?
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Nice shots. I like the Toronto Brigantine. And the water cannons.
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Old May 28, 2007, 11:15 PM   #10
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Thanks, Trooplewis.
I also set EV to -1/3. Like your idea of autobracketing in thirds from that point to yield 0;-1/3;-2/3 EV, have to try that.
Have not tried an ND filter.
This is my first boating season with the FZ50. Having to learn how to deal with small dynamic range. I find that setting contrast to low helps. Also stopping down to -1/3 or -2/3 EV, then fixing in PP ... except this sometimes introduces more noise (as I found at Sailpast).
Have to keep working at it to figure it all out. Any other tips you can suggest?
Wiil be going to Florida on Saturday for 2 weeks to help deliver a yacht part of the way from Fort Lauderdale to Toronto. Be nice to have some savvy to cope with the strong lighting and other unique conditions at sea.
Wonder if there is any chance Panny will revert to an 8MP version of the FZ50? That might also help.
Cheers,
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