Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pic(k) of the week 49: Skydive Dubai Shark-boat

While attending the 2012 World Parachuting Championship Mondial in Dubai last Monday, I got to photograph some interesting sea based devices in action at the site.

2012 Pic(k) of the week 49: Skydive Dubai Sharkboat

One of them was this $100.000 Shark-boat made by Seabreacher which can reach speeds up to 80km/h above the water surface and 40km/h below. It is propelled by a 260HP Rotax engine which allows it to sustain high speed dives and then breach the surface.

The vectored thrust system mimics the tail articulation of animals like shark and dolphins. Not cheap, but an interesting little toy!

Image details:
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR2
ISO400, 200mm, f6.3, 1/2500s
RAW conversion in Lightroom 4.3 RC
ColorEfex 4 for contrast adjustment

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Unknown said...

Ciao Bjorn, I just wanted to tell you, you make really stunning pictures! I also discovered photography a while ago when I got a Nikon D40 for my birthday and have been hooked since.

May I give you one little advice? I see people can follow you through several channels, but with the pictures you take you should definitely become an instagramer! On Instagram your pictures will be discovered in no time! I'm just saying. ;-)
Take care and who knows maybe we'll meet one day.

Bjorn Moerman said...

Ciao biloute,

Thanks for the comments...
I do have an instagram account but only use it for my iPhone images:

Unknown said...

Oh cool! Found you! Beautiful pictures as well! I'm a fan!
Take care.

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