Shooting from a moving boat

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Shooting from a moving boat
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We had a short break in Split, Croatia, on September. Lovely place.

One problem was during a short boat trip was that I shot many photos where nothing was really in focus. This was with my X-H1 and the XF55-200; this combination never usually misses focus (I might sometimes, but it doesn't).

Nothing in focus. Focus point was (I think) on the villa

Nice boat, sharp image.

From memory, AF/C, single point, IBIS shooting only. I don't have the jpgs any more, but can put rafs somewhere. These are rafs processed in darktable.

What went wrong? I thought a shutter speed of 1/1600 (plus IBIS) should be be fast enough to eliminate camera shake or motion blur? Something else? Me?

Subsidiary question. I'm planning a flight in a light aircraft over the new forest, Salisbury and our home in the spring. Any pointers on lens / camera settings gratefully received (especially in view of the above) for images of our house, Salisbury cathedral, views over the forest, that kind of thing. Single engine Cessna type, altitude probably 1500-2000 feet or thereabouts. Choose from 16-55, 55-200, 100-400. Changing lens probably not very easy, I'll be in a front seat.

Thanks all.

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