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Subject: [Leica] 2010 BOATING PESO - COMET Redux
From: r.s.taylor at (Richard Taylor)
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 12:53:51 -0400

The is a boat you've seen before, but usually from a distance or in a very 
tight crop.  I have been trying to get a good close shot of her underway for 
at least two years.  

COMET is a modern aluminum jet-drive version of the 1920s commuter boats 
Wall Street scions once used to get from their summer homes in Oyster Bay, 
Long Island, to their offices downtown when it was simply too hot to stay in 
the City anymore.  She'll do 30 knots. 

I caught a glimpse of her distinctive bow out of the corner of by eye no 
more that 70 or 80 feet away yesterday afternoon as we were finishing up a 
long afternoon of sailing and were just rounding Nobska Point on our way 
home.  I thought I had taken my last picture of the day.   

So, Ted Grant, are you listening???  It was, "Oh, jeez.... look at that, 
camera out of the sink (that's the only safe place to leave it), power on, 
up to eye, zoom back, half press for focus and six quick shots before she 
was gone.   It all took about 15 seconds.  

I got at least three good ones out of the set, I think, but here's the best 
one.  I left it pretty big so you can get a close look at the boat if you 

D300, 70-200mm f2.8 zoom, f5.6@ 1/5000, ISO 400. 

C&C always welcome.  



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