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Fuji-X Sport: Ice Canoe Racing


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Hi All !

This is a classic here during the Winter Carnaval, this sport is very specific to the St-Lawrence River and it's history, I don't think there is any other place where you can see something like it. This really active and dynamic sport is very demanding for the athletes, in this race the pro class will do a total of 15 km, crossing the river three time. During the winter there is a total of 7 races along the St-Lawrence River, and lucky me, two of them are in my home town, Quebec City.

Not much ice on the river this year made it easy and fast for the "canoteurs", but it was less spectacular for us the spectators and photographers. Never the less it was a great opportunity for some good action shot. 

Here's a link to the Wikipedia article about the sport: Ice canoeing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I used mostly my X-T1 with the Xf50-140mm + XF1.4 TC and a second body, my good old X-E1, paired with the XF16-55 for close shoot. I was standing right by one of the three buoys delimiting the race course, so it was easy to get some shots of the canoes coming toward me. 

The Flickr Album: Course CMQ 2016

Thanks for looking !


My Flickr: GilBarib

The Fuji-X Sport and Action group on Flickr: Fuji-X Sport and Action


24883068625_7302c8c1de_b.jpgCourse CMQ 2016 #3 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr

24256261353_b175a39bfd_b.jpgCourse CMQ 2016 #6 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr

24810567861_58201f1ff6_b.jpgCourse CMQ 2016 #26 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr

24789746901_6d38bed7a0_b.jpgCourse CMQ 2016 #8 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr

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