Focal Length: 27 mm
Aperture: f 2.8
Exposure time: 1/250 sec
Capture date: 2010-Aug-29 16:52
Posted Around 3 years ago
Three of my friends are gradually building up their training schedule to reach the ultimate goal : finishing a triathlon. Not even dark clouds or wind and rain can stop them from putting on their neoprene suit and jumping in the cold and dark water of the canal.
jeremyhughes : I was standing in the cold water without a suit (which was crazy), my camera was not in a waterproof bag (which was pretty crazy too) and my girlfriend was holding her stretched leg above the water in my direction so I could hold on to it (which is totally crazy) while shooting and make sure I wasn't going to lose balance so I wouldn't go under with my camera. The triathletes were then swimming in my direction while someone assisting me was holding the flash with shoot-through umbrella (slightly left or right) above the camera.
WOAH! This is sweet! How the hell did you get that light on him? I assume he is close to shore? Somehow I picture you treading water and holding up your camera in one hand and a speedlite in another. Ill pretend that is what you did, cause that would awesome.