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This event is held once a year off Whitmore beach at Barry. I was determined to get there this year and I'm glad I now went.

The event took place over the weekend and looking at the weather forecast I opted for Saturday morning as it was going to be cloudy and not raining.

As I left the house the weather was cloudy and looked as if it was going to get brighter.

By the time I'd arrived at the beach ( 1 1/2 miles from home and about ten minutes) it was pouring down!Sad

When it stopped raining I went down to the waters edge and used my trusty walking stick/monopod to hold me up and steady the camera!.

The weather changed rapidly from really gloomy to gloomy to slightly brighter etc so I set the camera on aperture priority, centre weighted metering and iso 800.

I had a few trips back up the beach for shelter as it poured down several times and annoyingly the tide was going out so each journey there and back was getting longer!

I had my waterproof boots on so I went into the water a little bit. One chap waded right in with his camera and monopod and he may be my next upload.

I was surprised as to how many shots I'd taken in the end.

The scenery in the background is the West country and looks a lot closer than it is due to the use of a telephoto lens.

Camera:Pentax K-x Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Sigma 70-300 APO
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/9
Shutter Speed:1/3200sec
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture priority
Metering Mode:Centre weighted
White Balance:Auto
Title:Powerboat racing.
Username:franken franken
Uploaded:20 Aug 2012 - 7:38 AM
Tags:Barry island, Powerboats, Sports / action, Vale of glamorgan., Whitmore bay
Votes:42
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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:50 AM

A fine set of action shots.

Albert

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom952 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 8:04 AM

Good set. I like V2 & V3 for the 'man overboard' effect - and V4 for the spray!
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 8:31 AM

An exciting set that offers a powerful explanation of what must be a most exciting event.
I like V1 best for the impression that the boat is heading straight at you - there is virtually eye contact!
Fine description too, Ken.
Regards
Bill

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Badgerfred
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20 Aug 2012 - 8:40 AM

Super set of action images Ken,
Fred.

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senn
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20 Aug 2012 - 8:49 AM

fantastic set ..

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helenlinda
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20 Aug 2012 - 8:51 AM

Super action shots Ken SmileSmile
Helen

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digital_boi
20 Aug 2012 - 10:24 AM

Looks like it was fun apart from the changable weather situation a good set of action shots

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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BarryC123
BarryC123  543 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 10:30 AM

Great set, full of action.

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AnnChown
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20 Aug 2012 - 11:33 AM

An excellent set Ken! Love all that action - it sounds as if you had great fun taking them all! Well worth it, I'd say!! Smile
Ann

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achieverswales
20 Aug 2012 - 11:53 AM

Awesome set of images Ken and each one worthy of it's own upload, you can feel the action and speed of these boats, excellent set!

Regards

Trev.

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Fefe
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20 Aug 2012 - 12:11 PM

Great set Ken, V4 is my faveGrin
Diane

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rontear
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20 Aug 2012 - 12:32 PM

V1 and V4 my favorites Ken, action packed. Glad you went !!
Ron.

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RysiekJan
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20 Aug 2012 - 1:08 PM

Excellent set, really caught the feel of the action.

Richard

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taggart
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20 Aug 2012 - 1:30 PM

Well worth the drizzly weather-- A most interesting sport!

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 2:19 PM

An excellent set,well done..Lin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 2:42 PM

Stunning series Ken. They really do sum up the pace and violent action in this particular sport.
Ron

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Deep_Bhatia
20 Aug 2012 - 4:32 PM

A wonderful set of images. Nice action captured. Deep

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Brian65
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20 Aug 2012 - 4:48 PM

Everyone a gem, great shots Ken. Pity you got so wet.
Brian

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 5:11 PM

What a set, terrific action, V1 with the boat coming towards you is great.
Carole

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danbrann
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20 Aug 2012 - 7:23 PM

Tremendous action photos Ken.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41018 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:53 PM

Excellent set and great description, Ken. v1 the best for me. One boat sharp and coming straight at you with purpose, and the two sprayed covered ones behind. Top action stuff and well balanced composition.

Dave

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91885 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 8:41 PM

Great set Ken - good choice for V1.
Brian.

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21 Aug 2012 - 12:09 AM

Fantastic action captures
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21 Aug 2012 - 2:06 AM

Top action pics Ken ...Bill

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21 Aug 2012 - 7:39 AM

A super set of all action shots - right in amongst it all

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21 Aug 2012 - 5:18 PM

Fantastic reportage both text-wise and picture-wise, Ken!

I love the juxtaposition in V5 of the calm sail boat at the back with the rabid powerboat in the front Grin

Andrew

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22 Aug 2012 - 7:12 PM

Great set of action images

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mashwood10
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3 Sep 2012 - 1:39 PM

Brilliant set - caught the action most certainly GrinGrinGrin

Pam

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