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Hi Here a few from a Winter Sleigh Derby. For those of you not familiar with the sport these are time trials races on a 380 meters course with 8 gates and 6 fence-like obstacles. Each team has to go thru the gates and around the obstacles in the shortest time, but there is a 5 seconds penalty if they knock down the small balls sitting on top of the cones of a gate. Same thing with the small wooden block sitting on one of the post of the fence obstacles, those will make them loose a extra 10 sec each. And to make it a bit more challenging, the course is not linear but rather randomly set in a 100 x 100 meter field and you have to do it in the right order. The gates are numbered from 1 to 8 and the obstacle from A to F, first they'll do all the gates in order and then go around each of the obstacles once again in order, get it wrong and it's a disqualification. For the horse handlers (les meneurs) it's more about control and finesse than brute power and speed, It's a great type of race to photography since they will pass in front of you a few time, so you get a chance to shoot from a variety of different angles all while standing on the same spot. Shot in AFC with a gripped X-T2 on boost at 11 fps ( great to catch the horses with four hooves in the air). The XF50-140's range was perfect for shooting from different angles. Shot in Raw, PP in LR 6.8, Irident's X-Transformer and Nik's PreSharp + ColorFX. The Flickr Album (44 pics as of now): https://flic.kr/s/aHskSW6jvd Derby de Shannon #49 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr Derby de Shannon #42 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr Derby de Shannon #23 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr Derby de Shannon #9 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr Derby de Shannon #11 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr Derby de Shannon #4 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr Derby de Shannon #41 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr
Hi From last weekend, taken at the Canada Cup Long Track Speed Skating competition in Québec City. Close to one hundred of the best skaters in Canada were in town for a three day event, the first races in a series of four this season. Shot with a X-T2 and the XF50-140mm with the XF1.4TC, AFC on zone (3x3 grid), on CH at 11 fps with the battery grip on boost. I shot this event twice before, twice in 2015 with my T1..... and I got to say it, I just love my T2 PP in LR 6.7 and the Nik suite for all sharpening and Noise Reduction. For those of you who would like to see more here is a link to the Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskHye7Vf Thanks Gilles [
Hi A few pics from a pro-cycling competition in Quebec City, it was a criterium, a 70 km race on a 2 km urban track for a total of 35 laps, these type of races are great since you get lots of opportunities for some good shots. It was the fifth stage of the Tour de Beauce, here is what Wikipedia says about the event: "Tour de Beauce is a men's elite professional road bicycle race multi-day event held each June in the Beauce region of Québec, Canada since 1986. Tour de Beauce is a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)-rated 2.2 continental circuit stage race on the UCI America Tour." Shot with a X-T1 + XF50-140 + XF1.4TC, most of the time @196mm f4 AFC with Zone tracking (3x3 grid, central points), drive on CH (8 fps) Raw, PP in LR 6.6 and the Nik Collection.... The Flickr Album (33 pics): https://flic.kr/s/aHskywHsoS [