Thursday, August 29, 2013

Speeding Hydroplane

This speeding hydroplane was photographed while boating on the St. Clair Flats.  I was in a boat that was at idle speed in a protected bay while this small racer made multiple passes at high speed.  On one of the passes I decided to drag the shutter to give a better sensation of speed.  I lowered the ISO to 100, closed the aperture to f/22 and got a shutter speed of 1/60 second.  The hydroplane was probably less than 40 feet away so the camera was panning very quickly to keep up as he sped by.  Zoom lens at 95mm.
The boat and driver are not tack sharp but they are acceptably sharp for this technique.  The lake water and the spray are nicely blurred.  The slightly elevated camera position eliminated the horizon so there are no distracting background elements.  The 9:30 AM light is quite nice as the sun was still fairly low in the sky.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Horse Show Jumping Multimedia

We created a short multimedia equestrian show from our archives of hunter/jumper horse show photographs and video.  Included are many show jumping action photos as well as assorted candids of some participants.

See it on YouTube:
Horse Shows and Show Jumping

Or watch it here:

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wildlife Photography Slideshow

We've produced a short slideshow program with a selection of our favorite wildlife photographs.  Included are images of deer, waterfowl in flight, African plains animals and more.
Wildlife Photography Slideshow

Monday, August 5, 2013

Action Sports Photography

We've produced a short slideshow highlighting some of our action sports photography.  This can be viewed here:  Sports Photography Slideshow
Similar shows of varying lengths have been produced by us over the years with an assortment of subject matter.  Recently, we have been including video footage, too, along with our traditional still images.  The selection of soundtracks and the pace of the show are matched to the subject.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Horse Show Jumping

A horse and rider jumping a fence during a horse show event.  It's nice when we can find a clean background at a horse show.  Typically, there are people, tents, buildings, etc. that add so much clutter. Another bonus for this shot is that the background is dark and the horse is very light.  The subject is framed nicely between the standards and contrasts nicely against the background.
This photograph was taken at nearly 9:00 AM, well after sunrise, but the sun was partially obscured by clouds so the lighting was quite even.
400mm lens, 1/5000 second at f/2.8, ISO 200.