Learned my lesson.

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  1. dancingsphinx22

    dancingsphinx22 TPF Noob!

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    This past weekend we went to a wakeboard competition, and I brought along my camera, hoping to get some cool shots of the competitors doing their thing. Yeah, well, no such luck.

    What I didn't know was that the course was set up perpendicular to the beach, which means the boat pulled the boarders away from us, instead of driving along the beach. I never realized the benefit of having a few different lenses.

    Needless to say, my one-and-only little lens just couldn't go the distance. :lmao: And I was off my game the rest of the day. Luckily this wasn't a paying gig, so it's not a big loss. Although, if it had been a gig, I hope I would've had enough foresight to scope out the course ahead of time.

    So, now I'm off to do some extensive lens research.

    Here's a few of my (almost too far away to tell what's up) shots. Zoomed, of course.

    Edit - My bad on the pic size - I removed a few and resized the rest here...

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    sovietdoc TPF Noob!

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    4th shot is the best I think. It's not crisp from a technical standpoint, but that action is lively.

    The last shot is pretty good too.
     
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    JackSellers16 TPF Noob!

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    Some really good shots which , yes could be much better if they were closer. The first two are snapshots for me but my favourite is number 5. Very good composition and a very busy picture but in this case it works.
     
  4. dancingsphinx22

    dancingsphinx22 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the nice comments. :blushing:

    I knew most of them came would come out snap-shotty, and in fact they did. I wasn't in "the zone" that day, I was too bummed about the whole lens thing. Ah well, live and learn.
     
  5. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Huge photos. They take a while to load before people can start looking at the thread.

    TPF requests people re-size before posting, right there in the 3rd post from the top of the Beginners Forum & Photo Gallery that has the title "How to Post Photo's and, blah, blah, blah."

    Nice family type photos.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    dancingsphinx22 TPF Noob!

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    Sorry about the large size. I guess that's what happens when you rush to upload. :sexywink:
     
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    Morpheuss TPF Noob!

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    I'm glad for you sharing your lesson. I'll have to remember that for future endevors.
     
  9. Stormchase

    Stormchase No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for sharing.
     

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