The photo was taken from the towboat running about 34 mph, 100-400 lens at 210mm, 1/2000 second at f/5.6, manual, ISO 250.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Waterskier Throwing Spray-2
Here is another example of a waterskiing photo. This one is framed tighter than the one in the previous post and it was also taken after the skier completed his turn. This means that the tow rope no longer provides the nice diagonal line that is seen in the other image. But the skier's body is angled as to give us a diagonal line and there is a more subtle diagonal formed by the spray coming from the ski. As before, the wall of spray eliminates background clutter and isolates the subject. In terms of pure action this photograph is pretty cool and it exemplifies my favorite type of shot.