I've taken up a new sport this summer, rowing(sculling), through the Frisco Rowing Center, a non-profit based out of the Frisco Marina. What a great sport... I'm still just a beginner and don't have my "captains license" yet, but it was great to photograph the Regatta last weekend in Frisco & see all the world class rowers! Really inspiring!
All photos can be viewed online at Photoworks for prints & and Flickr for downloading digital images. (to download on flickr click on ALL SIZES or VIEW ALL SIZES above the photo you like & it gives you options for download size!)
A few lessons learned about rowing photography.... getting in a motor boat & being out in the action is the way to go (Thanks Tim & Joanne!). And you need a BIG lens... I had a 70-200mm, but left my 400mm in the car! I'll never do that again! And in most sports, there's a "money shot" when the photos are the best... I'm guessing the money shot for rowing is either at the start or finish of each stroke, but I can't figure out which is best.... fully extended, or fully loaded ready to explode! And I'm starting to get why we crop most of these into panoramic length... especially that 8 oared shell... it must be 50 feet long!
All photos for this event are free of charge for the non-profit Frisco Rowing Center! But as with most rowing centers, any donations can be made directly to: Frisco Rowing Center, PO Box 4541, Frisco, CO 80443 www.friscorowing.com