More remotes

Experimenting some more with remotes during the ice speedskating season. Reach off the Pocketwizrads PlusIII's is incredible long with no misfires when mounted on a metal bridge over the ice, under a metal roof, over 100 meters away. Impressive!

Nikon D3 + AF-S 70-200mm VRII on Manfrotto Superclamp

Finish from the front

Finish from the back

Ice season started

The new Ice speedskating just started under a summerly 24 degrees Celcius. A new season of ice skating pictures with again a few nice teams to shoot for. 

Some nice ideas for the coming races but I started with just some ordinary remote cameras on interesting places. Therefor I was abled to shoot two angles at the exact same time resulting in some nice pictures. 

Jaap Eden Icetrack

I was lucky the national television broadcasted the first race so a big metal scaffold was placed just after the finish. No better place to put a remote camera! Finish for second place from two different angles shows the power of remote cameras.


Shot the Open Dutch Speedskating championships for the Clafis A-ware Fonterra speedskating team. Used the new remote camera set-up for the first time and got some interesting results. 


Remote camera on finish line

MTB track Bergschenhoek

Not to easy. Action photography using a tilt shift and remote flash. Luckily we got 'tripods' and bubble levels to get everything straight to start with. Used the Pocketwizard Mini TT1 and Flex TT5 to fire the remote flash on the bikers. 

Using the PC-e 24mm tilt shift lens I maneged to tilt the focal plane in such a way that the bikers in the background and the track in the foreground are both in focus. Due to this change in focalplane direction, the sharpness of the image falls of to the sides.

Between the logs


Through the woods

Under the trees


For the last image I stitched three horizontal images to a vertical panorama. I used the shift function of the tilt shift lens to get the three images without perspective problems. Using this method I turned the Nikon D3s into a 22MP camera.

Tilt shift panorama