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    Took some shots at the local regatta today.Races really aren't my thing,but I enjoyed taking photos.
    Taken with Canon 100-400IS
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    Re: Regatta

    nice shots....is that a bridge support in the backgroudn of number 1?

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    Thanks,Kevin.It is a bridge.
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    I believe it's the oldest suspension bridge in use in the country.

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    Re: Regatta

    Both well captured action shots Jim, No 1 being my favourite.

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    Re: Regatta

    Yep, #1 is one to be pleased with. The solid, imposing structure of the bridge pillar contrasts wonderfully with 'flightiness' of the boats.

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    I'm gonna stick up for #2 myself.

    Partly because I like the way you have caught it with the hull completely clear of the water,
    And secondly the craft itself; I am (with increasing years ) beginning to appreciate the work that went into that compared to something 3D CAD modelled and effectively cast from digits. OK, I may be underestimating the skill of fibreglass boatbuilding there

    That said, they're both good shots.
    On the construtive CC side, I might have left a little more 'in front' of the boat (in #2) or, to make the most of the 'boat out of water', go for a tighter crop altogether.

    What do you think?
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    I didn't feel I could improve further upon the PP; it's level with decent contrast range and sharp.
    On the nit-picky technical front, a couple of things I noticed when I had it open in the editor were;
    - it looks like the red channel has blown, the highlight on the nearest helmet is a give away for me.
    - when you re-sized for CiC, did you use bi-cubic sharper? I am going out on a limb here and maybe completely wrong. I think I am discovering bi-cubic sharper isn't always the best option and I am wondering if the chrome rim edge to the boat decking wouldn't have had so many steps in (where it curves up to the pointy bit) if a less agreesive re-size option and a post reduction sharpen had been applied - if I am wrong and that's what you did, shoot me down (but gently ).

    I feel I have made a disproportionate issue of some very minor issues with #2, I do really like it and would not have spent the time on it if not.

    These are a darn good effort considering they are out of your comfort zone.

    Well done, Dave

    PS, the only other PP I did besides the crop was clone out a bit of pipe laying on the far bank, as this became more noticeable with the tighter crop
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 6th September 2009 at 08:28 AM. Reason: changed sentence to improve clarity

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    Re: Regatta

    Thanks,all for your comments.

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    Re: Regatta

    Hi Dave,

    I like your crop better.I cropped close to the front of the boat because there was a safety crew boat showing.When resized I did sharpen again and used bicubic,not bicubic sharpen.
    It really helps me to get some feedback from someone with a more critical eye.
    Ah yes,the red channel.I'm having some problems with reds blowing easily.I have been trying to find information on how do avoid this.The only thing I have found is,I need to get the white balance nailed.I have seen some improvement with setting CWB with a WhiBal card when shooting red flowers.
    Also,shooting the boats I had ISO set a bit too high and I could have gotten away with a larger aperture setting.Stopped down to f/10 was more than I needed.

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    Re: Regatta

    A couple at f/8 that I like.Any suggestions on better crops etc.?
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    Re: Regatta

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim B. View Post
    A couple at f/8 that I like.Any suggestions on better crops etc.?
    How about ....?
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