A was standing on a bridge over the Shotover River and gorge (near Queenstown) taking photos of the spectacular gorge when a jet boat (one of Queenstown's many adrenalin rush activities) came speeding down into the gorge. More photos just had to be taken.
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mesutilgim (86688) 2011-02-08 0:49
Good morning Ian, my neighbour !
Nice capture with a perfect birdseye pov.
The portrait format was the correct choice. And the red boat is absolutely "the" point !
TFS and have a nice day
andycam (249) 2011-02-08 0:54
Well captured shot you got the boat in the important third section of the scene making this a good photo. I also like the colour contrast of green and red witch also gives credit to this superb image.
jhm (141297) 2011-02-08 1:27
This is a fantastic image, excellent taken, good moment with the boat beneath with the white foam.
Perspective and depth are splendid.
You picture shows lovely soft colors.
The sharpness and clarity be superb.
Nice composition, good presentation, TFS.
Have a nice day,
dta (68846) 2011-02-08 2:25
Hello Ian ,
Even i'm not a big fan of motor boats , especially in such wild places , the red boat and its white wave are a real bonus to this spectaculat plunging view ;
mikebottomley (449) 2011-02-08 3:08
Yes,a dramatic action shot, makes me wonder how far the jet boat will go up the narrow river ?
Great colour, and composition, keep enjoying this fantastic country.
delpeoples (53665) 2011-02-08 3:15
Are you back? Did you have fun in NZ? Certainly looks it. Did you take this photo just before Bungee-jumping off the bridge? ;) Fantastic POV, regat sharpness and DOF. The light conditions look difficult, but you;ve still delivered a quality photo. I look forward to more.
asajernigan (21366) 2011-02-08 3:15
This is a great action shot!
Your placement of the action in the bottom 1/3 of the photo works well creating a great scene. The gorge leads the eye through the scene perfectly. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness.
MJR (3360) 2011-02-08 14:55
This takes me back ! to 1989 ! This was one thrill I just had to try, and it didn't disappoint ! And then, dam it, just as I arrived at the bridge later that day, they were just putting away the ropes, so I couldn't jump.. Damn ! ( or not ! )
A lovely action shot, giving a great feel for the power and speed of the boat. Portrait view is ideal, and compostio just right. I like it..
ManuMay (35859) 2011-02-08 22:41
For sure the speed sensation is well captured!!!!
Great point of view in order to compose the scene, lucky you having this red boat on motion, contrasting well to the overall green scape, good composition and light management...Good work!!
Have a nice day...
mkamionka (31287) 2011-02-11 5:29
great POV very well used. The boat makes a fantastic contribution to this beautiful view. It adds so much life and color. It must be fun to be in such a boat.
Have a great weekend,
eugenefu (526) 2012-08-16 0:27
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (10225)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 18-250
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-08 0:44
- Favorites: 1 [view]