Nikon D200 test of people Kayaking.

This was my first day out with the Nikon D200 using the Nikor DX AF-S 55-200mm 1:4-5.6G ED VR lens. Well I feel the images are to dark. White balance settings could be better. I was shooting at 1/1000 on a dark day. I did not edit these images except for cropping. Now I’m currently shooting at color temp 5000k on a different lens. So will try that on the 55-200mm lens in the future. My battery drained fast on this shoot. It was cold, plus I took about 60 shots in a couple minutes on half a battery. Made a major blunder at home when I formatted the memory card. Lost half my photos.