Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Two Wooden Speedboats

These two antique, wooden speedboats were recently photographed on the St. Clair Flats shortly after dawn.  The weather was forecast to be mostly sunny but instead it was mostly overcast.  However, we proceeded with the photo shoot because there had been so much preparation and we hoped the light would improve.  This shot was taken in poor light but with some post-capture enhancement it looks fairly nice.  The lead boat was considerably lightened and the color warmed in Adobe Photoshop.  The white water on the wake was also brightened.  This helps the lead boat stand out against the dark water and sky.  The rear boat was untouched.  The original exposure was 1/1000 second at f/5.6, ISO 1250 with a 100-400 lens at 400mm.