Water Sports 29.3.10

29 03 2010

Spent the day photographing watersports on Crosby Marina. This was a commission for Sefton Council Leisure Services.As luck would have it was freezing cold and raining……..so much for Spring!To make matters worse I forgot to bring my rain cover Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia 70-200.

I  managed to leave it my other camera bag which I use for rugby.So instead I had to fashion a makeshift one out of an old bin sack and some gaffer tape. This worked really well under the circumstances and saved my camera and lens from a real soaking.

Despite the rain and cold lots of people turned up for the come and try sessions. These consisted of canoeing,kayaking and the opportunity to row  a dragon boat. A selection of todays images appear below.

I used a D3 and 70-200 2.8 VR11 combination exclusively.I am very pleased with this new lens it is so sharp.I am beginning to wonder whether there was something wrong with my old 70-200 2.8. VR .I still have this lens and think I will send it back to Nikon for a service and focus check.