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水花 Splash (Water blossoms) / 香港大學學生會划艇會 Rowing Club HKUSU / 香港水上體育運動之形 Hong Kong Water Sports Forms / SML.20130724.7D.48405.BW | by See-ming Lee (SML)
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水花 Splash (Water blossoms) / 香港大學學生會划艇會 Rowing Club HKUSU / 香港水上體育運動之形 Hong Kong Water Sports Forms / SML.20130724.7D.48405.BW

Every weekend, crew teams from different universities practice at Tolo Harbour. Pictured is the team from The University of Hong Kong (HKU 香港大學), noted by its abbreviation 港大 seen on the tank top of of of its crew members. According to their Facebook page [1], the club has been around since 1981.

 

I am particularly drawn to the delicate lines of the boats as well as the patterns each cox makes on the water surface.

 

I have attempted multiple times to capture them on video but it is fairly hard with my current setup. The 7D combined with the 100-400mm gives a combined equivalent focal length of 640mm on the zoomed-out side. This means any minute movement will result in camera shake.

 

At the moment I do not have any geared head and anyone with a ball head knows that getting precise positioning in a quick action shot is not really doable. I guess I will just have to get closer to the surface — but by the time I reach the ground floor they are usually gone. Tricky business.

 

# References

1. www.facebook.com/hkurowclub

 

# SML Data

+ Date: 2013-07-24T15:51:32+0800

+ Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

+ Exposure: 1/640 sec at f/8.0

+ Focal Length: 400 mm

+ ISO: 1000

+ Flash: Did not fire

+ Camera: Canon EOS 7D

+ Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

+ GPS: 22°25'10" N 114°13'24" E

+ Location: SML Universe HKG

+ Subject: 香港吐露港 Tolo Harbour, Hong Kong

+ Workflow: Lightroom 5

+ Series: 體育 Sports, 男 Men, 形 Forms

+ Serial: SML.20130724.7D.48405.BW

 

# Media Licensing

Creative Commons (CCBY) See-ming Lee 李思明 / SML Photography / SML Universe Limited

 

水花 Splash (Water blossoms) / 香港大學學生會划艇會 Rowing Club HKUSU / 香港水上體育運動之形 Hong Kong Water Sports Forms / SML.20130724.7D.48405.BW

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/ #中國 #中国 #China #香港 #HongKong #人 #people #攝影 #摄影 #photography #赛艇 #Rowing

 

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Taken on July 24, 2013