Bad habits and obliterated backgrounds!   Leave a comment

Why is it so easy to get in to bad habits, but more challenging to get in to good habits? Who knows!

I caught myself just in time last night as I was about to habitually pull up alongside the water sports ‘white water’ course where I tend to hang out when I have an itchy shutter finger. As I pulled up in the car but before I’d turned off the ignition I suddenly realised that I keep shooting on the same stretch of water and this had become a habit. Time for a change.

I put the car back in gear and drove over to the 2km Regatta Lake where a group of enthusiastic mixed ability racers where setting out on the water for a 31/2 lap handicap race just as an earlier group of individual racers were coming back in.

Here are the pics:

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‘Come in number 113 – your time is up!’ If I say so myself I love the compression on the background detail in this shot.

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Okay, forget the skill in sculling; how on earth does this antipodean balance on that thin little boat?

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Those going out for the race set off with different time handicaps but soon those at the back become those at the front.

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Left turn without a steering wheel. And in case you were wondering there are TWO boats here. It’s not a ‘bendy-bus’ adaptation.

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Some people showed the strain of concentration in their faces……

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… and others, not so much. 🙂

(c) Copyright Drew Smith Photography

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