[C&C] Sailing Boston Harbor

Discussion in 'Photo Critique' started by KillRamsey, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    First, the setup... I decided to just bring one lens, because I had some 6x6 film to finish off too, which meant I needed a lot of room in the little bag for the Yashica, leaving just enough room for the XT and a lens. I picked the 35, figuring I'd make it work, though I was squeamish about not taking the 14, picturing a smallish sail boat being really crowded. Old Me would've taken the 14. New Me said "take a standard, and figure out how to make it work." New Me also likes having more depth of field control than the 14 allows (essentially none). So I ended up pretty much driving by aperture all day.

    At any rate, this felt successful to me. I surprised myself with a lot of these, and that feeling is the only reason to be doing all this, since I don't get paid for it. Here are a few I liked a lot, and I'm putting them here to solicit feedback, good and bad. Lay it on me. Your only constraints are having to deal with the action as it happened... you don't get to have people pose or move around for you. If a rope was in the way and I couldn't entirely avoid it, then that's that, the rope is in the shot. That sorta thing. I just captured what happened as best I could.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15136215880" title="KBRX4561 by gordopuggy, on Flickr"> 15136215880_7d1831a0cc_c.jpg "800" height="534" alt="KBRX4561"></a>

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    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15136307568" title="KBRX4614 by gordopuggy, on Flickr"> 15136307568_6c3de21605_c.jpg "534" height="800" alt="KBRX4614"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15136325008" title="KBRX4617 by gordopuggy, on Flickr"> 15136325008_06432a9fda_c.jpg "534" height="800" alt="KBRX4617"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15136197610" title="KBRX4659 by gordopuggy, on Flickr"> 15136197610_48a78fd0f4_c.jpg "800" height="534" alt="KBRX4659"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15136157979" title="KBRX4669 by gordopuggy, on Flickr"> 15136157979_6676ae3740_c.jpg "800" height="534" alt="KBRX4669"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15322599312" title="KBRX4688 by gordopuggy, on Flickr"> 15322599312_e308e406ec_c.jpg "534" height="800" alt="KBRX4688"></a>

    The sunset produced some crazy peach colors.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15136170879" title="KBRX4730 by gordopuggy, on Flickr"> 15136170879_b9973bb6b9_c.jpg "800" height="534" alt="KBRX4730"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15136368137" title="KBRX4745 by gordopuggy, on Flickr"> 15136368137_7cc7957644_c.jpg "534" height="800" alt="KBRX4745"></a>

    There are more at Flickr, of course.
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  2. What a lovely day out
  3. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    It really, really was. We had almost no wind, which sucked, but it was a great time anyway.