David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Boat Racing

I recently spent a weekend in Orange, Texas at their annual boat racing event.  I photograph two to three events a year and thoroughly enjoy myself.  I attend mainly for two reasons.  One, I use to race boats as a young man between the ages of 12 and 21 and I loved it.  Two, the people involved are some of the finest you will ever meet.  I would never trade that part of my life.  It was just awesome.

Weather conditions were not good Saturday with rain most of the time.  As the rain eased it allowed half of the events scheduled for Saturday to take place.  So there I am in the rain taking pictures and my big concern was my equipment.  At this point I’m going to make a plug.  For the photographers, you don’t want to get your equipment wet.  In order to protect my D4 and 500mm I used http://lenscoat.com/.  It worked great keeping my equipment dry.  Now if I can only find one for my body.

Nikon D4, 500mm, f/22.0, 1/100s, EV -0.67, ISO 200

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Nikon D4, 500mm, f/5.6, 1/2000s, ISO 800

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2 responses to “Boat Racing

  1. Tim Timmis September 30, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Sweet shots David. Looks like it would be easy to flip one of those at the speeds that they are going. Did you use a Lenscoat Raincoat? Mine works to cover the body as well.

    • dda53 October 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      At high speeds it doesn’t take much to blow one over. Yes, I used the raincoat. It did an excellent job of protecting my gear. When I get back to Bolivar it will be used to protect from the salt and muck.

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