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    Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    Here is the first of a series of photos I took today as the fleet left Auckland Harbour. This is an early morning shot of the fleet safely berthed before heading into the Southern Ocean later in the day.

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    Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    Hi Mark,

    That's a really good, no; great series that certainly gives a flavour of the event.

    Certainly like the drama of having the TV helicopter in the last two.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    Geat coverage. I like them all but, I think that #5 with the helicopter in front of the sail is my avorite...

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    Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    Wow! love the series and would not mind seeing more!
    3 & 5 are my favorites, with 6 being a close second - mostly due to the colors.

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    Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    Highest quality photography.

    I'm not getting to see the EXIF data for the 3rd or 4th one. Can you post that up?

    Were you onshore or on the water?

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    Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    Very nice series, certainly gives a sense of being there.

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    Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    A few more shots from yesterday.

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    Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Highest quality photography.

    I'm not getting to see the EXIF data for the 3rd or 4th one. Can you post that up?

    Were you onshore or on the water?
    Sorry Donald I don't know what happened to the exif data. Most were shot on manual. Exposure was tricky due to the white sky. Most were f8.0 at 1/400th to 1/500th ISO 100 and some even at ISO 50. I was on shore.

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    Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    I'm betting that you were using a really long lens as in several shots it looks like there are unavoidable collisions about to occur.

    I really like #6 (cropped to exclude the helocopter) because of the beautiful image on the black sail and the drama and action of the first one in the second series, but they are all great shots!

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    Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    Mark the 4 boat shot is mind blowing, I know they are not as close as it looks but mind blowing. The fifth shot of the cross is stunning, I love images of the big boats racing, one photographer I have watched over the years is Sharon Green's images of the ocean racers', your images are as good and if not better.

    Cheers:

    Alllan

    PS I want more
    Last edited by Polar01; 19th March 2012 at 03:25 PM. Reason: remove repeated sentence

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    Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    All I can say about the second group of images is WOW!

    Were these all shot from the same location? Was the location or locations serendipitous or planned?

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    Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    All I can say about the second group of images is WOW!
    Indeed. It seems the most appropriate thing to say.

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    The capture of the human factor in all of this - the tension, the concentration, the energy, are so magnificently captured in this. Incredible image.

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    Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    The compression in your day 2 shots makes it look like collisions are imminent. I've been watching on TV and your photos of the event are very good. The last one is definitely worth framing. You should send them a low res' copy. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    Good stuff. I like the action photos, particularly the last one posted.

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    Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    I'm no expert but these all look fantastic to me. The last one of the crew is mind blowing. Love it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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