Powerboat Races

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Powerboat Races

Unread postby jbtaylor » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:02 pm

Every year, the fastest boats and their racing teams shoot it out in Key West, Florida. This year was special as it was held shortly after Hurricane Irma ravaged the Keys and southwest Florida. The community was determined to get back on it's feet and this was one way to show the world that Key West is bouncing back. The rest of the Keys, not so much. More on that later.
This is the first installment and showcases the a99 and the ZA 24mm f2.0.

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Re: Powerboat Races

Unread postby sury » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:41 pm

Nice build up to eventual races (please, please, please).

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Re: Powerboat Races

Unread postby jbtaylor » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:46 am

Safety first.
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Re: Powerboat Races

Unread postby aster » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:04 am

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Thanks for sharing, JBTaylor; :)

Building up the excitement with good follow-up shots...

I love speed boats, but somehow they tend to flip over quite easily. Good measures of security and safety there !


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Re: Powerboat Races

Unread postby jbtaylor » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:00 pm

Yes, these boats do tend to flip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpNM7K8NJ2M

I was 100 yards from the incident and was recording video at the time. Unfortunately, I was holding the camera above my head and when the boat took off, I lost my orientation and missed the shot. Total fail.

Regardless, fast boats require a sense of motion and that means panning.
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Re: Powerboat Races

Unread postby ValeryD » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:29 pm

Nice!
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Re: Powerboat Races

Unread postby aster » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:30 am

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Just beautifully captured Powerboat shots ! Well done, JBTaylor; :)

Watched the video and I'm speechless. How instantaneous and unexpected is losing control of these boats! Glad the two pilots came out unscathed.

Thanks for sharing,
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Re: Powerboat Races

Unread postby jbtaylor » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:39 am

Watching them hug after crawling out of the hull was interesting.
Maybe a few more.

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Re: Powerboat Races

Unread postby aster » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:22 pm

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Nicely shot; definitely gives a sense of the speed involved. :)

As I mentioned earlier, I love powerboats but they can be very dangerous; anyone wanting to be a pilot of these knows that he/she will be risking a perfectly healthy life for some excitement and trophies...
Maybe nowadays things are a little safer.

Thanks for sharing, JBTaylor.

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Re: Powerboat Races

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:35 pm

The panned shots are worth it, despite not being tack sharp (not important in this case).
Looking at the shots you do feel the speed.
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Re: Powerboat Races

Unread postby smulnik » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:24 am

Fast panning with the 70-200, very well done. Cool shots!

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