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« on: March 30, 2014, 06:43:47 AM »
Hi Folks.
I took these on my first outing with my new 70-200 f2.8L II, I have to say I was completely blown away by its sharpness and focusing speed, ok my only previous reference has been my third party lenses, but wow!
Sorry no shot details, I have posted these from my iPad and it is too painfull trying to get the exif, it is in the images.
Perhaps later when I have time to sit at a pc I will put the details on. Shots straight from camera, shot raw + Ljpeg, thanks to the 7D frame rate and buffer depth with this setting I got what I think are some cool shots.

This young lady saw me getting set up and was very kind and waited for a thumbs up before going!

IMG_4421 by Valvebounce25, on Flickr

This guy practically submerged when he landed!

IMG_4430 by Valvebounce25, on Flickr

Airborne.

IMG_4465 by Valvebounce25, on Flickr

This guy rolled, and is seen recovering.

IMG_4562 by Valvebounce25, on Flickr

These guys just thought it would be fun to jump from the bridge! First shot trying to pan at 9.8m/s!

IMG_4606 by Valvebounce25, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, constructive criticism, suggestions welcome.

Cheers Graham.
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Kayaking
« on: March 30, 2014, 06:43:47 AM »

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Re: Kayaking
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 08:59:18 PM »
Hi folks.
Now come on 43 views and no one bothered to say they're crap don't give up yer day job? ::)
Perhaps I should go proffesional?  ;D

Cheers Graham
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Re: Kayaking
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 09:12:05 PM »
Hi folks.
Now come on 43 views and no one bothered to say they're crap don't give up yer day job? ::)
Perhaps I should go proffesional?  ;D

Cheers Graham
My Kayak pictures are always from the kayak..... and no, I do not go over waterfalls while holding a DSLR...

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Re: Kayaking
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 05:45:12 AM »
Hi Don.
One of these guys did apparently bring his DSLR and tripod in his, as it was set up on the bank to record their exploits, think it was a 400D and kit lens. He hadn't been over the rapids with it though, they have GO PRO's on helmet mounts for that.
I have seen lots of the pics you post on here taken from your kayak, hope the ice is thinning on your river!

Cheers Graham.

Hi folks.
Now come on 43 views and no one bothered to say they're crap don't give up yer day job? ::)
Perhaps I should go proffesional?  ;D

Cheers Graham
My Kayak pictures are always from the kayak..... and no, I do not go over waterfalls while holding a DSLR...
7D + Grip, 40D + Grip, 20D, EF-S 17-85 Kit lens, EF 70-200 f2.8 L IS II USM, EF 2x III, Sigma 150-500, Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 C, 50mm f1.8, 550EX some Filters Remotes Macro tubes Tripod heads etc!
20D, BG-E2N, 17-85mm, 50mm are pre loved. :)
(300D Saved a holiday, E-FS 18-55 Cosina 100-300 retired)

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Re: Kayaking
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2014, 03:39:49 AM »
Beautiful captures; excellent series!!

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Re: Kayaking
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2014, 08:54:52 AM »
I think the biggest drop my DSLR has been off of was a 35 foot waterfall in chile... Granted, it was safely in a pelican case in the back of my boat at the time. ;-)

In general, I like these shots. Timing is good, and they're loosely cropped enough that you get a sense of the overall scene, which I like. My only advice would be on Airborne, to see if you can't get a lower vantage point (so you're shooting up at the paddler), I think that would emphasize the height of the drop and add more drama. I'll see if I can find any examples to show what I'm talking about in my library.
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Re: Kayaking
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2014, 11:03:46 AM »
A bit overcooked,  but here's what I mean about the perspective. This drop may be a little taller than the one in your 3rd image (This one is about 10 feet, I'm guessing that one is 8), but there's something about shooting from below that just emphasizes the height...
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Re: Kayaking
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Re: Kayaking
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2014, 07:32:01 AM »
Here are some of mine...

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Re: Kayaking
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2014, 11:00:59 AM »
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I particularly like the last shot.... the colors, the action, and the framing come together to make it a great photo....
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Re: Kayaking
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2014, 11:49:47 AM »
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Great photo!

Could yup please share your camera setup?

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Re: Kayaking
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2014, 11:52:10 AM »
Hi folks.
Now come on 43 views and no one bothered to say they're crap don't give up yer day job? ::)
Perhaps I should go proffesional?  ;D

Cheers Graham


Hi,

I like your photos. You've got a great lens and with a little more play, you'll get those awesome shots!

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Re: Kayaking
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Re: Kayaking
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2014, 02:39:44 PM »
My settings were: 

f/2.8 and 1/2500s for all three.
ISO 160 for the first one.  And ISO 250 for the 2nd and 3rd.

I like the last one, too. But it is  cropped, because 200mm was too short. Now, it is 3499 x 2684. Original is 5760 x 3840.

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Re: Kayaking
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2014, 02:17:14 AM »
My settings were: 

f/2.8 and 1/2500s for all three.
ISO 160 for the first one.  And ISO 250 for the 2nd and 3rd.

I like the last one, too. But it is  cropped, because 200mm was too short. Now, it is 3499 x 2684. Original is 5760 x 3840.

Great photos. Are you using a 7d camera? Or are you just close to the action?

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Re: Kayaking
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2014, 02:17:14 AM »