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On their way, 2012 Olympic sailing, Weymouth
6.8.12 Chris Spracklen

On their way, 2012 Olympic sailing, Weymouth

Weymouth, Dorset

Having been born and raised in Weymouth, Carole and I decided to visit our old hometown today in order to soak up some of the Olympic atmosphere. Weymouth and Portland are hosting the many sailing races that are part of London 2012 and it was great to be able to get some shots of one of those races. The 80-400 came in really useful and the bright sunny day meant that I could do without a tripod and shoot handheld.

It was a brilliant day and it was good to see the town so full of people. The seafront has enjoyed something of a face-lift and we had no trouble at all getting in and out of the town. All-in-all, an exceptional day out!

Nikon D7000 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/1000s f/13.0 at 400.0mm iso400 full exif

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Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)03-Oct-2012 15:49
Gold series.V
Marcia Colelli13-Sep-2012 23:48
Very nice colors and great capture V
Tom LeRoy19-Aug-2012 15:50
Really an exciting view, just love the sailboats... great camera work too! V
Range View 14-Aug-2012 03:32
The London games have been wonderful, everything has gone to plan with no hiccups. Everyone must be very proud!
Great shot taken on a beautiful day! V
godro12-Aug-2012 19:01
I like it,bravo!!!
Kevin Chester10-Aug-2012 20:22
Great work Chris, and another superb day for team GB
Brian McAllister10-Aug-2012 14:46
Randy Adams10-Aug-2012 11:51
GB did great this year! do wish I could have been there also...great capture Chris! V
Nestor09-Aug-2012 17:38
Very nice scene captured with this 80- 400 lens, pin sharp and exposure superb.
The planning of these games were outstanding I have enjoyed these game very much , on TV of course.
Stunning shot !
Allan09-Aug-2012 07:48
Really worth the visit lovely feel of the day
Ken Chambers ARPS09-Aug-2012 03:04
I must admit when Britain was awarded the Olympics I was very doubtful that we would make a good job of it. But I have been proved so wrong. It has been a stunning event, people the length and breadth of the United Kingdom have been able to be involved In some way or another.. Glad that you had a great day out Chris
Graeme08-Aug-2012 21:14
This is a wonderful capture of the race, Chris. Well done.BV
Brinn MacDougall08-Aug-2012 18:36
What a treat..great work..v
Fong Lam08-Aug-2012 15:51
A beautiful, crisp and clear image, Chris...V
Helen Betts07-Aug-2012 21:32
How very lucky of you, Chris! Sharp, colorful capture packed with action. V.
Martin Lamoon07-Aug-2012 21:26
Superb shot, looks like you had a fine day.
Walter O. Koenig07-Aug-2012 18:38
Nice work with the 80-400 Chris, you've really captured the excitement. How great that you got to see this. "V"
mart s07-Aug-2012 18:23
fantastic capture, the olympics have been amazing, glad u got to see some of it...
Pete Hemington07-Aug-2012 16:29
Good to see this sport - great shot
Jess. ( Lady.D.)07-Aug-2012 15:27
Nicely captured Chris...
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad07-Aug-2012 14:01
An Olympic moment! V
pkocinski07-Aug-2012 12:08
Great job capturing some of the action.
Zoltán Balogh07-Aug-2012 12:03
A great capture indeed Chris! V
Mildred Alpern07-Aug-2012 09:10
What a time to soak up this atmosphere. Looks so lively and ebullient.
Stephanie07-Aug-2012 08:46
This is an exciting image Chris! Love the photo and the info! V :)
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)07-Aug-2012 08:30
Well captured! v
Chris Morton07-Aug-2012 07:39
now we know who has been hogging the sunshine! Glad you got such a good sighting of the action and thanks for sharing

BTW I have used the 80-400 for years and apart from some of my 'moon' & 'angels view' galleries, its never been on a tripod. With the D7000, if you can't hold it still enough to turn the VR off, you are probably lost anyway.
Mike H.07-Aug-2012 06:28
Beautiful capture of this sporting moment, Chris! Just perfect.
I would have to rely on the commentator to know how things are going...
John Reynolds07-Aug-2012 05:25
Excellent capture. V.
dane07-Aug-2012 03:21
Excellent clarity for hand held. I am envious. V
lou_rozensteins07-Aug-2012 03:09
Great! These little Lasers are the most fun ...... Aus needs to buck up a bit though. Excellent details.
soulis07-Aug-2012 02:15
Excellent work. V.
Gérard Koehl07-Aug-2012 02:11
Superbe scène de cette compétition. V
globalgadabout07-Aug-2012 02:04
a pulsating scene, and GB in third spot...this is a lot more scenic than most Olympic events...V
Jim Coffman07-Aug-2012 00:28
A very fine capture,Chris!!
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