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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:19 pm 
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Here are some pics I took in the 1st ever Powerboat race held here..
The final race was eventually postponed to Monday 3-Dec morning due to bad weather.. and I was working :twisted:

All these pics taken on 2-Dec in shutter priority set 1/400 using 55-200mm VR .. not fast enough :oops: I know.
Post processing done..
Some pics were cropped
Black adjusted slightly

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1. Parade before the start
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The starting..
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Seas getting choppy
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8.. The slow down - due to crash
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The crash
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Hi David,

I honestly like the pictures very much and I love their rich colors and quite sharp outcome. In my opinion, the exposure is also great. :)

I am also very pleasantly surprised to see that even though some comment on the basic 3pt. AF of the D40/x, your picture seem to be in good focus. Especially considering the speed that those boats can reach. It's great !

Keep up the nice shots :)

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Thanks Andy, glad you like the pics.

Yes - I quite agree that the AF is quite sharp at times - within the 3 AF.
I perfer to shot not under MATRIX mode, though.

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I like them too... they're a little dark, but good action feeling, and sharp (in my opinion).

As for the boats: it sure looks like fun -- I'd like two, one for commute and one for the weekend, please. :D :lol:

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Great shots David! Like them all.
Cheers!

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Thanks guys
It was thrilling and fun to watch it but I was unfortunate not to see any ending. :cry: as it was postponed to a Monday morning.
It was kind of difficult to have a good view or capture as every time the boat passed by, all the other people in front of me would be moving about and I have quite a bit of shots blurred out by heads / hats / hands.

and Brian, I darken the images as they were too bright for my liking.

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Now when I viewing those great shots again, I’ve spotted some dust on your sensor. It is not big deal, but I just letting U know in case you did not spot it. It is visible on picture 5&7 on the left side just above mountains and sea level!

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Good spot Drazen Gal!!!


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Thanks Drazen.. you got great eyes !
I spotted it too 3 days ago :oops:
Have since 'cleaned' it... I attribute the high dust due to the frequent of changing lenses :(

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Dark is good... :D 8)

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nice pic mate i was thinking to post some pic but i cant get them posted on the forum dont know how to

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nice pic mate i was thinking to post some pic but i cant get them posted on the forum dont know how to

Hi, and a warm welcome to the CameraLabs forums. To learn about including pictures in forum messages have a look at Thomas' post "How to post pics. The BBCode help page Adding an image to a post is a good reference as well. 8)

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what iso were they taken at? Appologies if its stated already.

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Hi Gregory.Rotter

It was bright and sunny - so most of the pics were at iso 100
some pics under direct glare from the sun got mixed iso and 'lost' all colors.

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