Friday, August 29, 2008

Springboard diving

Girls indoor diving off the 1 meter springboard.  Not enough light, of course, and no flash allowed.  I shot wide open at ISO 1600 with a 70-200mm, Canon f2.8 lens.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Golden Retriever Action

I photographed this Golden Retriever doing what he loves - retrieving something from the water.  This dog took a flying leap off a dock to retrieve a ball.

Located at Torch Lake in Northern Michigan, I was standing in the water to get the shot.

Monday, August 25, 2008

PGA Championship-3

This is Vijay Singh during the practice rounds at Oakland Hills Country Club.  He was hitting balls on the green of the 11th hole.

Monday, August 18, 2008

PGA Championship-2

Here is another photo of Padraig Harrington at the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills C.C.  The specks in the upper left are bits of sand from the bunker he was hitting out of.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

PGA Championship

I don't know much about golf but I was asked to shoot at the Oakland Hills C.C. during practice rounds for the PGA Championship.  Here is Padraig Harrington, the eventual winner.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Malibu Open 7

This is Thomas Degasperi on Day 3 of the Malibu Open, men's slalom finals.  He is rounding a buoy on the far side of the tow boat.

I was shooting from the safety boat during intermittent light rain and persistent heavy overcast.  It required a high ISO setting.  This image looks pretty cool when enlarged because the skier is in focus while the boat is nicely blurred.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Malibu Open-jumping

This series is from the jumping event on Saturday at the Malibu Open.  The landing was hard and shook up the skier but he recovered without injury.

I had the motor drive set to the slow speed.  There is one frame after the skier touches the water but there is nothing to see but spray. 

Monday, August 4, 2008

Malibu Open 6

Here is one of the jumpers at the Malibu Open pro waterski tournament at the moment he left the ramp.   The sunshine helped make the skier stand out from the darker background but it got mostly overcast for the rest of the day.

I was kneeling in shallow water and panned with the skier as he got higher.