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Sep 25, 2005 21:47 |  #1

I was invited to shoot some R/C boats today. The tiny ones can hit 120mph, so they have a lot on common with my experience with flying Dragonflys! :D Here's the results.

They have a few minutes to lap & when the time hits zero, they're supposed to all cross the start line together. Yeah, right! This was the only start that even looked like a real "START".

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I was a bit dissapointed that it threatened rain all afternoon & there wasn't any sun to highlight the water droplets. PS to the rescue! This guy was "getting some air'!

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The only other shot with three boats in it.

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If it didn't have an antenna, it would almost look real!

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The silver tube in the back is a muffler.

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The larger boats use weed whacker engines. Here's a shot of it & one of the prop.

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Sep 25, 2005 21:51 |  #2

Those are great shots. I race RC Trucks... big toys... You did a great job of showing just how serious the owners take this. As a racer I would be proud to have your images of my boat (truck) in action. Great job!


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Sep 25, 2005 22:37 as a reply to  @ Jwreich's post |  #3

Those are freakin awesome Frank as I would expect. Wonderful images. Thanks for sharing and posting them. You've taken something that no one would expect and turned it into something cool as h%*#@.



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Sep 25, 2005 23:24 |  #4

Frank, those shots are great! Good work.

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Sep 26, 2005 03:56 |  #5

Looks like you had great fun Frank. Thanks for sharing those ones!

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Sep 26, 2005 07:10 |  #6

Nice shootin' Frank!


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Sep 26, 2005 07:35 |  #7

These are awesome! I love these RC boys toys! lol




  
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Sep 26, 2005 09:54 |  #8

Thank's everyone! It was an interesting experience. To do once!

I love these RC boys toys! lol

From a photographic standpoint, it was a bit boring!
1. Get a shot of the 1st boat through the "clean water" (No tracks from other boats)
2. Wait 'till they line up for the start. NOT going to happen! :D
3. Wait 'till more than one boat is in the frame. Also :(
4. Six lap race. Good news is that it's over fast so you can vainly try for another "Start".
5. At least one, sometimes ALL but one boat will flip or stall. Wait for the course boats to retreive them. They use electric trolling motors. 1mph! :( :(
6. Do it all again. :D :D
7. Oh, and rain was coming. Bump the ISO up! Again. ...And again.

So, I repeat, "...an interesting experience. To do once!"


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Sep 26, 2005 11:40 |  #9

Love the shots of them coming around the turn... used to watch the bigger ones run at SeaFair when we lived in Seattle... cool shots.


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Sep 26, 2005 11:44 as a reply to  @ Croasdail's post |  #10

Great shots Frank. what lens did you use? It looks like you were standing waist deep in the water. :lol: :lol:


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Sep 26, 2005 20:05 |  #11

Nice job. I have a gas powered boat. I've only used it once. That was a previous toy I lost interest in :)

I've been in RC toys for years. Cars, Boats, Planes, Helis.. you name it. I love these pics. I'm inspired to get my old cat out of the garage and take it down to the lake for some photos.

Pic #2 is my fav as you can see the clearance under the hull and you can see how far off the water surface it lifts. I'm sure if you cropped in on the boat you could see the prop spinning behind it.


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Sep 26, 2005 23:18 |  #12

Thanks, again!
#2 & #4 are about 30% of the pic area. I'm picking up a 12X18" print tomorrow to see how it holds up.
#3 is slightly cropped at the bottom.
Lens is 70-200 f/4, starting at 640sec, f/5.6 (all day), ISO 200. A 1.4X converter is now on my Christmas list! :D
#1 is unfortunatly focused on the far boat! :cry:


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Sep 27, 2005 13:38 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #13

Great shots! I really like #2.
I've shot RC cars - so I can appreciate how difficult these would be to capture.

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Sep 27, 2005 18:32 |  #14

You make everything look easy and fun ... this certainly isn't easy! Great shots ... really love the water spray/rooster tail shots!


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Sep 27, 2005 23:52 as a reply to  @ DwightMcCann's post |  #15

Those are some great shots. I love boat racing.


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