Philadelphia Crew Regatta – July 17

Traveled to Philly for a crew regatta that my daughter Lauren raced in with the New York Rowing Association (NYRA). The regatta yielded some interesting shots on a hot and humid day. Using a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 ED lens–which is an extremely versatile and sharp lens–I was able to capture some great images from the various races.

It’s a challenge shooting a subject on water, especially with a bright sun, as you have a highly reflective and changing surface that throws off a typical camera’s center-weighted meter. In this situation–if you can–it’s best to set your camera’s meter to a spot meter setting and open up the aperture one or two stops to better expose the subject.

Here are some shots of the day’s events:


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