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DBS Marina Regatta 2013 – Row, Row, Row your Boat!

DBS Marina Regatta 2013

T’was a happy day at the DBS Marina Regatta 2013 – obviously :) With a very friendly pair of Canadian rowers
I popped by the dragonboating event to visit my photog friends who were there in full force capturing the action armed with their ‘bazookas’ – super big camera lenses. As my camera was sent for servicing, I didn’t intend to take any photos – until I saw the dragonboaters. I promptly whipped out my trusty Casio ZR200 compact camera and started shooting, erm the boats I meant. While I felt so inadequate beside all the huge professional cameras holding a puny white cam, but it was definitely a good opportunity to have my first try at sports photography. And I think my little compact did pretty well too :)

DBS Marina Regatta

DBS Marina Regatta 2013

DBS Marina Regatta

Say a little prayer before the races

DBS Marina Regatta

If flooding was reported at Marina Bay today, it gotta be my drool.
I thought I had walked into hunk heaven, and unconsciously blushed beetroot. Oh the pecs…Oh the arms…Oh the six-pack…Oh what a lecher I am! I seriously considered taking up dragonboating – well, as the drummer in front, not the rower as I have come to realise I have zero sense of limb coordination.

DBS Marina Regatta

Close fight to the finish

Also learnt to do a high-resolution video to document the action in slow-motion, that was fun!

DBS Marina Regatta

As the drummer increased the speed of the drum beats, so did the rowing and our shutter clicks

DBS Marina Regatta

Love the splashes of water

DBS Marina Regatta

“Come on you! Row faster!”

DBS Marina Regatta

Dragonboating is definitely a team sport – every member plays a part in getting to the finish line. And I couldn’t take my eyes off the well-toned arms…I totally had the wrong focus for the races, hahaha

The ladies’ teams were pretty exciting to watch as well:

DBS Marina Regatta

Giving the team a thumbs up

DBS Marina Regatta

Someone flew a camera mounted onto a remote-controlled helicopter for close-up action

DBS Marina Regatta 2013

While some won, others capsized, oops

DBS Marina Regatta

DBS Marina Regatta

The Filipino team didn’t forget to have fun during the races
It was definitely a memorable first time for me at the races, and sports photography didn’t seem as daunting now. I will try it again once my beloved camera is back from the service centre. And yes – dragonboating is now my favourite sports to watch *WINK*

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