Saturday, 15 December 2007

Fun in the Sand

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Just as i started to pack up, two chaps started setting up their kite buggies. The cold had drained one battery and i was at the last few shots of the 2gig memory card. No problem, as i had spares of both with me. Switching to 1600iso, and handheld, i wonder how the shots will turn out. I gave one of the flyers my bloggercard so he could contact me for a set off the photos. It was the least i could do in return for an entertaining and dramatic photo session.

Close-ups

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Panorama

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Drama

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Portraits

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Favourite

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Thanks chaps.

Due to speeds, ISO1600 used (I tried a few at ISO800 but they came out blurred). Aperture F5.6. Settings reflect the aim of one story to tell, and that's with a fast-moving subject. Shooting in RAW, I filled a 2gig card. In 45 minutes.

4 comments:

neilj37 said...

Hi, its neil from the beach (the kiter you gave your card too). Looks like you got some good photos of us and the sunrise. It would be great if you could send the native photos to my email address:

neilj37@yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

AktoMan said...

I'll do that tonight, Neil. Thanks to you both for the spectacle. I didn't know it was so difficult, you guys just make it look so easy. But the concentration on the faces shows through.

Cheers, Duncan

Michael G Clark said...

Great photos Captain Akto, I like the narrow ones. It must have been affy cald!

AktoMan said...

Thanks, Mike. My first attempt at sports photography.

I liked some of the ones with the tanker in the background. The grain of the high ISO spoils the shots, but was needed to be able to take the fast-moving shots.

Dear Santa, I would like a weekend with photoshop books and the time to practice.

Cold? Was a bit colder than when I was at Balmedie the week before - I had the Montane jacket closed, and my liner gloves on. Other than that, just my cold weather kit.