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High Speed Action
High Speed Action

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Challenge: Sports III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax *ist DL
Lens: Tamron AF 80-210mm f/4.5-5.6 for Pentax
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Date: May 8, 2007
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2007


Place: 142 out of 230
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06/21/2007 06:37:19 AM
Kindof agree with everything khdoss is saying, looks like you "need" a faster lens for this type of photography, I haven´t shot much basketball but the little I know about photographing the sport, you usually have to have a minimum shutter speed of about 1/250 to safely "freeze" the action and especiall the ball, preferrably 1/500 and up.

Did you shoot this raw? If you do, try setting the ISO to 1600, overexpose the shot about half a stop and then darken in raw conversion, it will really help with the noise. Also the white balance is a bit off for my taste, too yellow, try setting the WB to tungsten next time or adjust it afterwards if you shoot raw.

Personally I don´t think it´s neccesary to get a new lens, I would just have gone further with the panning and have fun with that, when panning fast sports like basketball I find a shutter of about 1/25 +/- 1 stop works best, depends on what the players are doing.

This looks promising so keep it up dude!
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05/17/2007 12:36:23 AM
Hello from the Critique Club

First Reaction was nice action shot.
I like that he is in air and nice motion blur.

Considering you were in a gym shooting with a 4.5 lens and at ISO 1600 I am surprised this is not grainy. The lighting in a gym is usually bad and flash really helps.

Composition is ok, It's hard when you are shooting a sports shot to check out the background and the 2 people take away from the shot.
Since this was basic editing not much you could do.

Keep shooting and having fun!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2007 03:04:19 PM
nice action
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05/09/2007 01:03:14 PM
Nice action, and he look fierce man!
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05/09/2007 10:52:37 AM
Nice shot, but white balance seems a bit off and to blurry IMHO
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