Gone Kayaking (6 photos)

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  1. Peanuts

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    Here are 6 photos I took this weekend in a photography "Action" course. I was rather happy how these photos came out, especially as it was downpouring, so every 5 seconds I was wiping the lens, and trying to keep water off my camera. (A towel over the lens and a ziploc bag tied to the body with an elastic works wonders), as well as the fact that this was my first shot at action (Pun not initially intended). I haven't had time to go through all the RAW files, and I think the camera did a fair job converting the JPEG's, so when I have time, I will go through each individually but here are the results.

    Tell me what you think. There are more kayaking photos I took at www.flickr.com/photos/britstaddon

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    #3 and #4 are my favorites. Great pictures. :thumbup:
     
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    Love these pics. Congrats on capturing the moment :)
     
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    great shots! dosen't look like you had a lot of light, but you have such great sharpness... how did you do it!!
     
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    nice shots..i love their face expresions and thats real kayaking..
     
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    Great captures, love the action.

    Eric
     
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    As a Kayaker myself (yeah, I do Class V water most of the year), I really like these photos. I especially like #'s 2 and 3. Great white water and the look of guys who have seen a few rivers.

    Really nice!!

    >Click!< on to your flickr account >>>>>>>>>
     
  8. Peanuts

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    Thanks for your replies everyone!

    I didn't put my flash on, (Mostly because the rain was killing it, and if the flash went off, pictures would have white dots from the rain all over the picture), so I bumped up my ISO to 400, and pushed the speed to 1/250 on most of them. The challenge was to catch 'action' by blurring, so several of the ones on the site are only 1/30, but I think I prefer the sharpness in most of them. In general, I just got lucky.

    EVPohovich: I was hoping no one would know to much about kayaking, because for all I know, I may be 'embarassing' the kayakers by posting bad shots of them if they had a bad 'stroke' or something along those lines :lol: (Obviously I know nothing about kayaking). But if you ask me, these guys were amazing, I was in awe of what they were doing.

    Once again. Thank you
     
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    yeah how did you do that?! were you on the land and using tripod while taking?
     
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    an old avatar of mine from another forum:

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    might help you guys understand why I love #2 so much..... :mrgreen:
     
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    Great shots....


    Steve :thumbup:
     
  12. Peanuts

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    Once again. thank you so much for the replies. THey are all so much apprecited and EVPohovich, you are involved in such a great sport though I know myself I could never do it

    I was sitting on some large boulders right on the shore, which were slightly 'above' the rapids. All of these were hand-held as setting up the tripod would have probably been useless with the layout and the wet rocks in the area. Would have been slightly depressing to see my tripod and camera go floating down stream :lol: .

    Thanks! I hope to take more sport action photographs soon.
     

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