Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff 2013

It’s been a while since I blogged but that’s not to say I’ve not been out and about with the camera. It can be said though that I’ve got a little lazy in processing my images, which in turn means not putting blogs together. Which is a shame as there’s been some decent shots to share!

First up though is the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff Bay. I went to this event last year and thought it’d be great to give it another try. It was on August Bank Holiday so lovely and sunny – but sadly a bit subdued for sailing. There were very few opportunities to capture the sailing boats tilting out of the water.

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With little action on the water, the best I could hope for was something interesting with the boats alignments – and the shot below showing all of the competitors is probably my favourite from the day’s shoot. As you can see the sky is pretty featureless.

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As it was the final day of sailing it meant that there would be an award ceremony. Now accredited photographers always bag the prime spots with these things and that means everyone else has to make the best of the situation. I found a nice spot and got myself settled happy in the knowledge I had line of sight and not too many things that could interfere. And that was fine until The MC announced we should all cwtch in a bit – the result was a huge crowd in front of the celebrations.

A lesson learnt for another day…

The good news was that I did capture some nice celebrations including the two shots below.

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With champagne celebrations (like they do on F1 podiums) it’s advisable to just try and capture the whole scene and keep your finger on the trigger. I tried to follow the bubbles and ended up missing some of the action. As with all photo trips there’s plenty to learn – the trick is to remember them for next time and not completely miss the shooting opportunities when they arise.

Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff – Flickr Set

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