Truland Photography

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Tugboat Roundup 2018 - Day 2

The two events related to the Tugboat Roundup I shot yesterday were Kayaking 4 Meso's kayak flotilla traveling through lock E6 as they made their way down to Waterford Harbor and the fireworks. For the Kayaks in the morning, I used my 5D Mark III and 24-105mm lens and for the fireworks switched over to the Tamron 45mm lens.

The 24-105mm lens is quite versatile as the photos from lock E6 show. Captions will indicate the focal length. There is a gallery of the Kayaking4Meso event at




I chose the 45mm lens for the night time shots because of it's faster f/1.8 maximum aperture and yet it still has image stabilization, or vibration compensation as Tamron calls it. And 45mm is a good focal length for these types of shots.

I used ISO 800 and 1600 and f/2 and shutter speeds varied between 1/4 sec. and 1/20 sec. The vibration compensation allowed handheld operation at those shutter speeds.

Fifteen night time photos have been added to the gallery at Here are a few samples.

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