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Old May 24, 2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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I crew on a friends boat and today was a light air day so I could bring a real camera not just my P&S. Pentax K2000 ~ DA 18-135. This is the spring series of races each Wed. night for 6 weeks. The race is about 2 hours on a good day could be more or less depending on weather. The 2nd image is the start before ours. A race starts at a given time and you can't cross the start line before that time so boats jockey for position to be the first across the line. The boat with the flags is the committee boat and the start line is between that boat and a marker behind the boats. Starts can get quite harry.
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Old May 24, 2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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Trying to pass a sail boat in a race can be interesting because boats don't want to be passed so things can get close. We finished 10 sec's after the first boat in our class about sunset. A great day

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Old May 24, 2012, 2:36 AM   #3
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Magnificent series, like them all and nr5 maybe a bit more.

Great Job

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Old May 24, 2012, 7:10 AM   #4
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#5 (for the perspective) in the first series and #2 (for the lighting) in the second series are definitely my favorites. Sounds like a fun outing!

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#5 of the first series really made me pause, a very cool shot. It reminds me somewhat of the old 360 movie that used to be at Disneyland, where they were in an airplane that banks - you can feel the movement (though you are standing on a solid floor hanging onto a rail) and everyone leans. That picture brings on that type of feeling, it tells the story of what it feels like to be in a boat.

I also like the one before it. It's not dramatic like the one below it, but the light on your friend's face, his obvious concentration etc. also tell a story of what it's like to be there.

And the last one, with the setting sun, is lots of fun. Sunset colors are always spectacular, but to add the almost silhouette and the sail really makes the picture awesome. A wonderful series and thank you for taking me along.
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#3 & #4 are great-looks like the America's Cup from the late 70's-early 80's off Newport RI. Great shots.
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What fine regatta shots. The day looked pristine and the race looked like a lot of fun. # 5 frames the race perfectly.

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Really exciting shots Hans !

I like #4, 5 & 7 best.
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They're all great shots; my favorites are #4 and 5. Looks like it was a great day.
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Thanks for the comments and input, Bringing a DSLR while crewing restricted my actions during the race more than I had imagined. I will stick to my P&S for future races. I had to keep the Pentax below during most of the race strapped to a post. This made for fewer images than I normally take. I am hoping to talk a friend into following a race in a power boat just for taking shots. I don't have any shots of the boat I crew on and would like some. Here is a shot from last night with my P&S while sitting on the rail (high side) I would have never have been able to get below to get a camera.

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