Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - Lisbon

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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - Lisbon
Jun 12, 2012

Hi

Last week I was in Lisbon for business and was surprised when arriving at the airport to see all the banners for an event I did not know of before: the Volvo Ocean Race which is stopping in Lisbon exactly for the time of my stay. I managed to get myself accredited as press photographer for the event and took place on board the zodiacs to follow the race.

It was not only the first time I covered this kind of event, but the equipment I took on the trip was to take photos of the city of Lisbon and is hardly ideal for such an event: K-5 with DA*16-50 and DA*50-135. From AF speed it was not a problem, but I especially missed some more reach.

The whole equipment, just like the photographer, got soaking wet, but surprisingly resisted really well. At the end of the race of each day, the camera had really a strange unusual touch due to a thin layer of salt. Well, I said to myself, the K-5 resisted well to the heavy rains of Borneo, resisted well to these races as well, the easiest way to get ride of the salt layer is to rinse the camera under fresh water. It survived it as well.

So, here are a few photos:

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DA*16-50, 1/2000s f/3.2 at 16.0mm iso80

2
DA*50-135, 1/1000s f/3.2 at 135.0mm iso80

3
DA*50-135, 1/1250s f/5.6 at 103.0mm iso80

4
DA*50-135, 1/800s f/4.0 at 108.0mm iso80

5
DA*50-135, 1/640s f/4.0 at 85.0mm iso80

6
DA*50-135, 1/2000s f/4.0 at 58.0mm iso80

7
DA*50-135, 1/1250s f/4.0 at 135.0mm iso80

8
DA*50-135, 1/200s f/4.0 at 65.0mm iso80

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DA*50-135, 1/400s f/4.0 at 65.0mm iso80

These and many more are under http://www.pbase.com/tcom/volvo2012

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