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Old Sep 19, 2011, 7:28 AM   #1
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Default Vintage Boat Racing on Lake Winnispesaukee

Never been to a boat race in my life-vintage boat racing on Wolfeboro Bay. All shot with Ist DS and DA 55-300
Knew that the DS auto focus could not keep up with these guys so-prefocused during warm-ups-then switched to manual focus and motor drive. Cropping and unsharp mask.
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 9:31 PM   #2
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Good effort. The first looks a little under-exposed to me. Yep, MF is the way to go (or AF-S and pre-focus on one spot, then machine-gun it when they go through that area).
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Great looking shots! That's a vintage boat? Looks pretty cutting-edge to me. Of course, I know nothing about racing boats, so I have no idea what new boats look like.
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Great looking shots! That's a vintage boat? Looks pretty cutting-edge to me. Of course, I know nothing about racing boats, so I have no idea what new boats look like.
I believe this one is about 40 yrs old-they are all incredibly restored.
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I'm like mtnman, vintage has a completely different meaning in my eyes.
Great shots. There was probably to much white foam and that must have put the exposure off, turning it to dark.
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I'm like mtnman, vintage has a completely different meaning in my eyes.
Great shots. There was probably to much white foam and that must have put the exposure off, turning it to dark.
You guys are right on-adjusted brightness and contrast-looks a lot better-thanks-one more
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I like your new shot best, you did a great job capturing the action on all of them

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I like your new shot best, you did a great job capturing the action on all of them

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Thanks for the kind comments-good thing I wasn't shooting film-had quite a few shots of open water.
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Really love that last one. The first two are excellent and are more what you expect from boat races, but the last one you posted sure captures the speed and feel of the action, I love it. Shooting water events is difficult due to all the reflected bright light. I've seen the same thing when shooting at the beach/surfing shots.
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Really love that last one. The first two are excellent and are more what you expect from boat races, but the last one you posted sure captures the speed and feel of the action, I love it. Shooting water events is difficult due to all the reflected bright light. I've seen the same thing when shooting at the beach/surfing shots.
Still love my 6 megapixel Ist DS-small and easy to carry all day
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