For a long time I have been wanting to take photos of the local power boat racing and last weekend the opportunity arose courtesy of friend, Diogo Freitas, who is one of the navigators.
I was instructed to meet this guy at the pits whereby I would be taken out on a boat to take my shots. My expectations were to be shipped out on some smelly fishing trawler whilst the owner brought his crab pots in. To my surprise however I was taken out on a 37ft Fairline cabin cruiser, ever so slightly better than expected and big thanks to Mark & Debs Sauvarin for allowing me on board.
My intentions were to do a load of panning shots to accurately portray the speed of these huge V8 monsters, whilst I did manage to achieve this I took over 1000 shots in an hour the get the required result. As well as the speed I also had to contend with the swell out to sea, try and imagine capturing photos of something doing 80mph whilst bouncing on a trampoline, all good fun!!!
Below are the results of my efforts and it's not every day you get the Queen Mary 2 as a backdrop!!! Hope you like them.
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