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Pro-capture first try.

So with an impending archery session tomorrow I thought I'd better have a trial. No bow and arrows but got a balloon and some water to see what I could do. Rigged up a piece of wood with a nail in it I found in the garage to work like a pendulum and suspended the balloon in it's path from a garden swing seat. Rigged up a garden cane release mechanism and off I went all hand held with my 12-100 lens. This sequence was my first attempt (a very small selection of the shots of course!)











So now I know how the dignitaries feel when a ship launch goes wrong and the bottle doesn't smash Some interesting balloon distortions though. So a quick fiddle with the release mechanism and another go.









Hmm don't think it's the pro capture that's at fault here
So another go that was just focussed on the bushes in the background! well at least the balloon didn't burst on that one
So a final attempt before the missus gets home! Gave up with the release mechanism and just pushed it with my left hand whilst holding the camera in my right.





Gotcha
At last a success of sorts.
So yes it was fun but I will definitely struggle to get anything useful with the speed of an arrow. I used Pro capture L for these so will definitely need H tomorrow. I took 142 shots overall in the 4 attempts and only 1 was sort of what I was after. Not exactly a pro capture rate but useful as a trial. All these shots were just jpg and not processed at all except cropped and reduced in size to post. My final comment is just how out of control I felt doing this. The camera just took loads of shots and I had no real idea if I'd got what I was after or not. Definitely needs more practise but as Walti said it certainly has a lot of potential.
If you got this far thanks for your perseverance and you should have a go at pro-capture
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Re: Pro-capture first try.

Was beginning to wonder whether they could hit the target...……….

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Re: Pro-capture first try.

Yes good advice Mark, the lens filter did get a few splashes on it
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Re: Pro-capture first try.

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Yes good advice Mark, the lens filter did get a few splashes on it
It’s splash proof! I’d be more worried about a stray arrow in my head 😜
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Re: Pro-capture first try.

Walti I think i'll try with the 40-150 for the arrows, even might add the x1.4 if things look a bit wayward
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Re: Pro-capture first try.

Phill

This reminded me of my favourite pointless TV show Taskmaster, if you know it. You'd have to be looking at Dave channel, on Freeview.

You'd fit in.

I can't wait to see the archery now. But I think using real arrows would be too dangerous....how about firing sticks of rhubarb.

great fun

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Re: Pro-capture first try.

Thanks for sharing that!
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Re: Pro-capture first try.

Phill

Is your archery session, field or target archery ? Not been for a while but I do field archery, shooting a course of targets through the woods. Either form should be excellent photo opportunity, pro-capture for arrows hitting target and also leaving the bow !

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Re: Pro-capture first try.

Might sound daft but I don't know Mark. It's someone else's birthday present and I'm going along to make up the numbers. I'll find out tomorrow
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Crikey, Mark is a popular name here...…………...
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Yes better change it to Bruce (Monty Python ref)
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Re: Pro-capture first try.

Yeah, we don't want to get confused.
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Yes better change it to Bruce (Monty Python ref)
OK Call me Bruce from now on. (Been called worse!!),...

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Re: Pro-capture first try.

The final shot shows that it was worth the effort. Now waiting for some archery shots.
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