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  1. Formatted

    Formatted TPF Noob!

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    I picked up a D700 last Monday, and love it to pieces. My next purchase is going to be a 70-200 to complement this amazing camera. Here are a few pieces of work from a shoot I did for a local Boat club.

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    C&C Appreciated the rest of the set can be found on my photostream, so check out the link below!
     
  2. Josh220

    Josh220 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Very nice

    Is that sharpness right out of camera or does it take some work in post to fine tune it? (What lens?)

    My advice before anything else is the angles. I can't get a good look at them without hurting my neck.
     
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    Nice shots, but I agree the angles make it a bit much to look at.
     
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    @Josh220 Lens in 50mm f/1.4, post sharpening in all three photos (actually the whole set) Unsharpen Mask Radius 1.4 Threshold 0 Amount 143. So not a massive amount of sharpening.

    @Dominantly I actually like the angles other wise rowing is a really boring sport to photograph. But I can completely see your point, I basically did a cycle of 3 titled 3 flat when I did a burst on a particular crew.

    Maybe I'll load a few up if your interested in seeing them.

    Thanks for the comments
     
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    I don't think rowing would be too boring, especially the way you are shooting it. You have a nice depth of field there, with some scenic backgrounds, stop motion, and expressions.
    I think they are ways to make any shot more interesting, and you've done a good job here. Another option might be to get the D700 as close as possible to the waterline (scary) to get the shots.
     
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    Well I did actually try that, I've had successful results in the past with getting the camera low to the water. On this particular day it was raining and despite the D700 weather proofing I wasn't about to take a 4 day old camera into a watery environment without protection. So I made a hole in a oven bag and sticky taped it to the hood and with the original opening leaving enough room for my hands to get in. Whilst keeping the camera dry

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    6. This shot got my lens soaked and so hand to get the cloth out

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    Thanks for the comments Dom
     
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    Yes, boring maybe... but, the way the you can catch the water in the photos makes it for me.

    A few crisp pics of them with still shots of the water splashing or falling is nice I think.
     
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    Thanks Cnuto!
     
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    Nicely done with these, here's hoping we get some sunshine back soon eh.. :thumbup:
     
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    Cheers Arch. Weather is getting better, might have another go in a few weeks.

    Would be nice if I had a pocket wizard and could setup a flash on a long pole to catch the spray with the flash!
     

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