Offshore Speedboats

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by wembley, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. wembley

    wembley

    Mar 26, 2006
    Naples, Fl
    So after a lot of inactivity (from me) I got out today and shot some offshore speedboats in Sarasota FL. Spent some time experimenting with panning speeds and techniques. As they go around lots of time, I decided I need to try and take a couple of other images that reflect the race but are a little different.

    Anyway here goes.

    PS I know I have terrible dust bunnies, but have not figured out how to use the dust-off ref photo and capture to remove them, AND I lost some corners with cropping and straightening but will correct those later.

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    cheers
    wembley
     
  2. jjohnsey

    jjohnsey

    30
    Apr 6, 2007
    Jasper, AL
    Good captures. I shot the Thunder on the Gulf last year in Orange Beach, AL and those guys are nuts. As for the dust bunnies, I have had excellent results using Dust-Aid (no affiliation).
     
  3. very cool !
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Great shots
    Great creativity as well

    Those boats are top shelf. Haven't seen them in a long time.
    Man the sound....
     
  5. Kim

    Kim

    307
    Jun 16, 2005
    Tennessee
    Very interesting! Love the focus point and shallow DOF for the last 2.

    If I would have known you were behind me taking pictures I would have straightened my bikini bottoms! ha ha
     
  6. Good pictures.

    What I do to remove those spots is lock the mirror and give it a good set of blows with a Giotto Rocket Blower. Works every time.
     
  7. wembley

    wembley

    Mar 26, 2006
    Naples, Fl
    Jeff, Randy, Gale, Kim, Alex:

    Thanks for the comments. Yes I guess it is time to blow the sensor.

    wembley
     
  8. Very cool these boats are amazingly fast and your captures portray that
     
  9. wembley

    wembley

    Mar 26, 2006
    Naples, Fl
    Mike:

    Thanks for the comment. This was the 1st ever race for the 50ft $1million Budweiser boat, which is supposed to be the craft of the future. It sure looks it.

    wembley
     
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