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Albany New Years Day 2016 Pics

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Created by morts > 9 months ago, 2 Jan 2016
morts
WA, 161 posts
2 Jan 2016 8:37AM
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Seems the promise of a good solid Easterly has bought a few visitors down to Albany for a bit of flat water blasting. They were all saying something about while the Fangman is away it's time to play

Nice to meet some of you yesterday & thanks for the advice on what fins are good to run in that area Stroppo

If these pics work out ok I'll try & post some more later.


































decrepit
WA, 10819 posts
2 Jan 2016 6:18PM
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Great pics morts thanks

JayWright
WA, 36 posts
4 Jan 2016 8:52AM
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Fantastic pics!

ratz
WA, 444 posts
4 Jan 2016 3:28PM
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nice gybe style there from stroppo.

waveslave
WA, 4263 posts
4 Jan 2016 5:31PM
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I'm totally mind-windsurfing that image right now.

decrepit
WA, 10819 posts
4 Jan 2016 5:48PM
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Know what you mean slave, it's hard not to eh?

GazMan
WA, 775 posts
5 Jan 2016 7:01AM
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Tbanks for the nice pics Mort! Detail/focus in images both close-in and far away (i.e. other side of harbour, though not that it really matters!) is impressive, so what camera were you using?

sailquik
VIC, 5670 posts
5 Jan 2016 11:24AM
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GazMan said..
Tbanks for the nice pics Mort! Detail/focus in images both close-in and far away (i.e. other side of harbour, though not that it really matters!) is impressive, so what camera were you using?





I noticed the same thing. The depth of focus is surprising for what appears to be a quite long lens.
Luv ya work!

decrepit
WA, 10819 posts
5 Jan 2016 6:24PM
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Great point I hadn't noticed that, maybe he's waded out and got real close to the action? The foreground seems to be a bit more out of focus.

OK I've found an image of Binny with a similar background taken in 2012, to the 4th from last image








This was taken with a Nikon SLR D3100, a bit weird the excif says it's 130mm focal length, but the lens goes to 300mm, why wasn't I on max?
So definitely a telephoto shot, and looks to be taken from a higher vantage point.

morts
WA, 161 posts
5 Jan 2016 7:56PM
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Thanks for the kind words on the photos It's definitely the camera making the pics look good not me!

The Camera in question is an Olympus OM-D E-M5 (not the flash new Mark II that was recently released) using a Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm lens that came with the camera. I bought it when I saw the following deal posted on Ozbargain last year www.ozbargain.com.au/node/188390. A good site to keep an eye on, as they know about anything & everything that's on special, except maybe Windsurfing gear

The pics are taken from the little grassed rigging area just the other side of the bike/walking path. The lens was at maximum zoom & then I just used Paint to crop the images down. For example the pre cropped image Decrepit posted above I've posted below.

Hope that helps answer the queries




GazMan
WA, 775 posts
5 Jan 2016 8:08PM
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Something about foreground to background contrast in images that really appeals to me!!!! Probably helps that I'm a 'local', though think that Morts superb still images make this spot look even better than it is when you're actually near the shore (I often bike ride past this end of the harbour a number of times each week so I see a lot of it!).

morts
WA, 161 posts
5 Jan 2016 8:08PM
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Here is a few more pics I got before the battery died on me.





























stroppo
WA, 666 posts
5 Jan 2016 8:13PM
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Thanks for the pictures Mort and nice to meet you and sail with you happy days dude

AJEaster
NSW, 690 posts
6 Jan 2016 9:27AM
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What an amazing looking spot. Must be a hoot sailing such an expanse of super flat water

snides8
WA, 1705 posts
6 Jan 2016 6:44AM
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Thanks for the pics morts -great shots!
re back ground focus-small aperture will give this effect-I suspect most of these where at f16 to 22?

Stuthepirate
SA, 3584 posts
6 Jan 2016 12:54PM
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Oh no. The swan chasing hoons are back




GazMan
WA, 775 posts
6 Jan 2016 3:41PM
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More hoonin' going on again out there today with 20-30 knot easterly! Likely the windiest start to a year since I moved to Albany in 2000.

Windxtasy
WA, 3912 posts
7 Jan 2016 8:32AM
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Wow that is flaaat! Looks like a carpark!

decrepit
WA, 10819 posts
7 Jan 2016 10:13AM
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See that brown line out there Anita, that's the weed bank, just this side of it is as glassy smoooth as Fangys gets in the heavy weed. With the right tide there's a good NM of it, just shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh all the way! By the sounds of it the tide was a bit too low to achieve that.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 7387 posts
7 Jan 2016 1:15PM
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Windxtasy said..
Wow that is flaaat! Looks like a carpark!


+ windy! Lucky buggers!

JayWright
WA, 36 posts
14 Jan 2016 12:43PM
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Heading down there again soon?

stringer
WA, 702 posts
15 Jan 2016 6:46AM
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I'm up for it but need a fin.

elmo
WA, 8340 posts
15 Jan 2016 8:11AM
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a 45º weedy will do the trick but can grab weed at the shallow end.

Increased rake does make it easier possibly even provides some tail lift when hitting the really dense weed.

All weedies are going to have drag going through the week

All weedies unless made abrasion resistant are going to have a munted looking leading edge at the end of the day



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