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Two of the big 225HP boats in the Honda Formula 4 Stroke race last Saturday come close together as they race around the bouy at the end of the course on the River Mersey.

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Two of the big 225HP boats in the Honda Formula 4 Stroke race last Saturday come close together as they race around the bouy at the end of the course on the River Mersey.

comments (6)

What a shot, where were you ?
Les Auld: On the River walk at the Albert Dock, one advantage of the Liverpool leg of the series is that the boats are quite close to the bank of the river, giving a good view for the spectators, thanks for the comment.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Oct 2007, 10:24
From tall ships - to small ships. Telephoto compresses the action nicely here - looks like the trailing boat is about to piggyback the leader!
Les Auld: Thanks Blackdog, I think I could have done with another 100mm on the zoom.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Oct 2007, 11:00
Another great action shot. Have you tried panning them for more motion lines?
Les Auld: I did try some pans on the straight but they did not turn out too well, not worth posting. I think I have to improve my panning techniques. Thanks Louis.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Oct 2007, 11:33
OMG that was a close call. Nice capture.
Les Auld: Thanks Tracy, appreciate the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 1 Oct 2007, 15:05
WOW! That's really close, Les. Thank God they're wearing helmets!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, they were quite close on the turn but the telephoto compression helps as well.
Looks a bit close for comfort. Nice action shot. All the best, Dave.
Les Auld: Thanks Dave, appreciate the comment.

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