Extreme Sailing Series on Douro river



Extreme sailing boats as seen from my window.

A story behind: More than 70 000 people have assisted the 4th Act of Extreme Sailing Series watching the race from the banks of the Douro river, Porto, Portugal. 

Thanks God I had prepared all my gear before the race since the boats ware really fast making more than 20 knots. The moderate wind was tunneling down the river from the ocean. The Douro river is a perfect stadium for such an event: narrow passage, a couple of bridges to cross and high cliffs providing excellent view from above.




Gear:
Nikon D700. Nikkor 70-300 mm

Aperture:
f/4,5

Shutter speed:
1/2000 sec

Exposure bias:
0 EV

Focal Length: 300 mm

ISO: 400



Place taken: Porto, Portugal.
 
Date Taken: Friday, July 8th, 2012, 16: 03

Maciek.