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    Posted: 11 Jan 2016 at 12:33am
G'day All,

Hope you all have a great 2016 photographically and get some great work. And as you can see, so far my 2016 is off to a good start.

Early Jan 2016 the Bundaberg Sandy Hook Waterski club hosted the Australian Speed Ski Racing Championships and some very nice boats were used in the competition. Lots of Horsepower and Lots of noise, was good to watch as a spectator and photographer. However, often the boats were too close to get a good shot of them and so many times ended up with Closeup detail shots.

The boats were towing skiers at a speed over 200kph(120mph) for roughly 30 minutes at a time.

All shots are handheld and mostly at 1/160 - 1/250 @F8 - F10 ISO100


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Strike Force





The Contractor vs Grechn





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Australia were off and Racing





Merc Force F1 Hi-Bye





These boats are tight in the frame due to how close they were to the shore. I would have liked to slow the shutter down to 1/30 - 1/60 however, due to the bouncing the boats were doing, the slowest shutterspeed that I could use was 1/160 to limit the vertical motion while panning horizontally.


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Craig
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rene58 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2016 at 1:10pm
gr8 shots Craig , good start from the year well done :-)



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Thanks Rene
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Post Options Post Options   Quote davenn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2016 at 12:01am
awesome shots buddy and a happy new year :)

would have also been good to see some of the skiers that are crazy enough to be towed behind a high powered boat like that hahaha


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Thanks Dave, and a happy New Year to you as well, and all the members here.


Skiers?


Female Skier - 200kph





Grechn - Skier





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Skier 2





Skier 3





Skier 4





Skier 5




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Post Options Post Options   Quote rainrunner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2016 at 8:21pm
Great shots.
You make me wish I had a good telephoto lens.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote horizon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2016 at 10:10pm
G'day Kevin,

Thanks for the compliment.
I used a 400mm lens on the second and third days, but even moving down to a shorter focal length lens, I found more often than not that that focal length was too long as I lost many frames due to them being too close. I should have used a second a camera and a 70-200 @135mm focal length lens for those occasions.

However, with the 400mm lens its good to be able to zoom into the image and read the decals on the engines or the guages on the dash and even the engine maker branding on the rocker covers or the supercharger branding.

One boat had the boat name embossed into engine components that is clearly readable with the image is zoomed into. So for me some of those are the detail shots.

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Great shots there Craig!
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Thanks Simon.
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