Friday, October 31, 2008

Elk Hunt

I recently  accompanied some elk hunters while in Colorado.  These two were hiking into pine and aspen trees on the side of a mountain.  I had to stay close and quiet so most of my photos were taken quickly while on the move.  This shot gives a good view of the terrain although this particular spot is flatter than most of the surrounding area.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Indoor Springboard Diving-2

This is another shot in the series taken during warm-ups before a swim meet.  It was about 6 P.M. and there was enough light coming through the windows to get shots at the diving well.  The actual diving competition started about 7 P.M. and the outside light had diminished so much that the photos would not have been very good.

Shooting during the warm-ups also allowed me to get closer than I could have during the meet.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Indoor Springboard Diving

Most indoor pools are so dimly lit it is difficult to get an action shot with available light.  This particular pool is located next to large windows that allow outside light to supplement the artificial lighting.  And the diving well is on the side closest to the windows.  Perfect.

F3.5 at 1/500th, lens at 50mm, ISO 1250.

I was able to get decent photos during warm-ups before the swim meet.  The outside light was gone by the time the actual diving competition began.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Antique Wooden Boats-7

The boat in the foreground is a 28' Gar Wood triple-cockpit runabout that served as the chase boat.  The two boats beyond are the 30' Hackercrafts that we were photographing together, Jack Teetor's FLASH and Mark Mason's SULTANA.  This is in the St. Clair River, looking upriver from Algonac, Michigan.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Antique Wooden Boats-6

The two 30' triple-cockpit Hacker runabouts running gunwale to gunwale at high speed.  I am in a chase boat that is pacing them.  The water appears calm but at high speed there is still a lot of motion in the boat so I was glad for the image-stabilized lens.
We are in the North Channel of the St. Clair River with downtown Algonac, Michigan in the background.