Dragon Boat Racing


Link Posted 18/10/2019 - 16:16
On Sunday 22 September, a Dragon Boat race day was held at Exeter Quay in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance. A small contingent from the Newton Abbot Photographic Club went looking for some shots. These images give an impression of the activities and people involved in this good cause. All taken with a Pentax K-5ii and DA18-135 ED AL IF DC WR and DA55-300 ED lenses on a rather dull day.
1. The Devon Air Ambulance crew

2. A crew waiting

3. Another crew being briefed by the "expert"

4. They're off!

5. Going well

6. Close finish to one of the heats

7. Racing hard in one of the heats

8. Old man of the sea

9. Nearly the finish of one of the heats

10. The organiser and commentator

11. Last push in the final

12. The blue boat wins the final

Thank you for looking and please feel free to comment.

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Link Posted 20/10/2019 - 18:58
No 4 is great for its low down angle and perspective! I like the ones where we feel we're peeking into the gatherings of people before the event ... a nice documentary series, and you've made the most of the fairly dull light and colours too.
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Link Posted 21/10/2019 - 10:25
Thanks, Nigel. Good to hear another insightful analysis from you.

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Link Posted 21/10/2019 - 17:02
Agree, very well documented and looks lots of fun, which is evident with the fella on the right of pic 2! He was seriously getting himself ready and in the zone
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Link Posted 21/10/2019 - 21:45
Thanks, Gareth. I didn't notice the fella in picture 2 until I processed the image and then I wondered if he was offering me physical violence. On reflection, I prefer your interpretation.

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