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gmen
6th of November 2006 (Mon), 05:06
A quick random selection of dooberries from the weekend.

Some jolly hockey sticks for starters..

http://tgsphoto.co.uk/forum_images/hrs001.jpg

...and a bit more for good measure...

http://tgsphoto.co.uk/forum_images/hrs002.jpg

Some autumnal rugby action...

http://tgsphoto.co.uk/forum_images/hrs003.jpg

...and on a burst over for a try...

http://tgsphoto.co.uk/forum_images/hrs005.jpg

So do you reckon this is a foul on the poor old 'keeper...

http://tgsphoto.co.uk/forum_images/hrs006.jpg

...the ref didn't... and the result was a controversial goal...

http://tgsphoto.co.uk/forum_images/hrs007.jpg

Talking of goalies, here's one in action...

http://tgsphoto.co.uk/forum_images/hrs008.jpg

...and an "I've spotted the photographer" type cele to finish. Wish they were all like this...

http://tgsphoto.co.uk/forum_images/hrs010.jpg

Cheers!

---- Gavin

Tall_Paul_2000
6th of November 2006 (Mon), 11:15
Strewth Mr Ellis!:D

Fantastic, loving the back and side lighting too - haven't looked at the exif data, however assuming you were shooting in manual you can definitely see the benefits of using a handheld meter!!

And the challenge looks fair to me on that keeper. Don't tell me he complained to the ref!? ;) :)

nippon24
6th of November 2006 (Mon), 11:27
Ah Gmen, the quality of your work never ceases to amaze! (And football's a man's game - that challenge looks ok to me!)
Kenny

gmen
6th of November 2006 (Mon), 12:44
Strewth Mr Ellis!:D

Fantastic, loving the back and side lighting too - haven't looked at the exif data, however assuming you were shooting in manual you can definitely see the benefits of using a handheld meter!!

And the challenge looks fair to me on that keeper. Don't tell me he complained to the ref!? ;) :)Cheers Paul. Funnily enough I forgot to pack my meter on Saturday... so, yep all in manual, and used the grass/astroturf as the basis for the settings.

Hope your weekend's shooting went well.

---- Gavin

Hydro
6th of November 2006 (Mon), 13:17
Just outstanding!

Tall_Paul_2000
6th of November 2006 (Mon), 13:19
Forgot to pack the meter? That sounds like something that I would do!

I assume that you treated the grass as a grey card and went from there? Or was there some jiggery pokery going on before dialling the setting in?

Weekend's shooting was interesting - hockey went well, light was good too and it was a fantastic game!

Rugby was a nightmare - no light and the team I was covering got played off the park! Still, part of the learning process and had to go hunting for pics! Did manage to get a few "stock" type pictures though for future reference.

Editor was pleased with the photos and wants to use 3 of them on Friday I think. So all in all a good result.

Anyway, great pics (again!)!!

superdiver
6th of November 2006 (Mon), 14:09
They are all great, imagine that...LOL

What I found really cool is how the truff from the hockey is in focus and tels you exaclty how small the DOF you have is...paper thin...!

Wonderful stuff man!

gmen
6th of November 2006 (Mon), 14:09
While I'm passing, here are a couple of hoops pics from the weekend as well:

That's gotta be thwunkage...

http://www.tgsphoto.co.uk/LU_031106/mklions_lonutd_031106_tgs013_std.jpg

...followed by two points...

http://www.tgsphoto.co.uk/LU_031106/mklions_lonutd_031106_tgs003_std.jpg

---- Gavin

DwightMcCann
6th of November 2006 (Mon), 17:16
Phew, you mean that surgery on the keeper was LEGAL? Lovely, lovely images, particularly those hockey shots!

gmen
7th of November 2006 (Tue), 01:48
Ah Gmen, the quality of your work never ceases to amaze! (And football's a man's game - that challenge looks ok to me!)
KennyMany thanks Kenny! And, yep, it's a man's game alright... especially when Brentwood Town clash with Romford :lol:

---- Gavin

Nick C.
7th of November 2006 (Tue), 02:36
Ha, that keeper shot had me laughing. Poor bugger. He's clearly not impressed in the next photo.

musicmate
7th of November 2006 (Tue), 02:50
brilliant images Gavin i really like the keeper in midair shot.

Steve

1980dude
7th of November 2006 (Tue), 05:29
wow gmen these pictures are so sharpe. Can you tell what set up you were using?

PhotosGuy
7th of November 2006 (Tue), 23:22
Great work, Gavin. The expression of concentration on the face of the goalie in the air is excellent!
(Or maybe he's thinking, "This is going to hurt?") ;)

gmen
13th of November 2006 (Mon), 16:29
Just outstanding!
Cheers Hydro!

---- Gavin

gmen
13th of November 2006 (Mon), 16:30
I assume that you treated the grass as a grey card and went from there?Yep.. as simple as that really.

---- Gavin

gmen
17th of November 2006 (Fri), 02:42
They are all great, imagine that...LOL

What I found really cool is how the truff from the hockey is in focus and tels you exaclty how small the DOF you have is...paper thin...!

Wonderful stuff man!Thanks superdiver... the 400mm works pretty sweetly with the 1.4x extender and it's always nice to have enough light to take advantage of that combo.

---- Gavin

Croasdail
17th of November 2006 (Fri), 09:53
Ok compadre..... got to ask. What is the deal with the sharpening. Your last couple of post show more sharpening then I had noticed in the past. The reason I bring this up is a few months ago I was having issues with large prints not being sharp enough - and you and a couple other people mentioned that I need to pump the sharpening up a lot for large prints. I had been worried about it, but when I tried it, despite that the screen image looking like crap, the printed images looked like smooth as butter. So I have been playing with the whole work flow thing. I had been staying away from touching screen sharpening as I used to way over do it trying to save images that I just shouldn't have. None of your images need saving, but I have notice an uptic in the level of sharpening you are doing. Is there something driving this, or is it just to get that last little extra pop. What I hate is the more I learn... the more I notice things, things that really in the big scheme of things don't matter. My wife thinks I am nuts.... and I probably am now. Ah... the search for the perfect image goes on. Cheers.

gmen
17th of November 2006 (Fri), 10:18
Hi Mark,

In all honesty the difference in sharpening is simply down to my current (and un-tweaked) workflow.

I'm not finding as much time to post recently, so I'm just proofing the web images in BreezeBrowser for speed and not working on them individually in PS. So that's about the size of it. The same sharpening is applied to all the pics and I'm not making the subtle adjustments that I did in the past.

---- Gavin

Ok compadre..... got to ask. What is the deal with the sharpening. Your last couple of post show more sharpening then I had noticed in the past. The reason I bring this up is a few months ago I was having issues with large prints not being sharp enough - and you and a couple other people mentioned that I need to pump the sharpening up a lot for large prints. I had been worried about it, but when I tried it, despite that the screen image looking like crap, the printed images looked like smooth as butter. So I have been playing with the whole work flow thing. I had been staying away from touching screen sharpening as I used to way over do it trying to save images that I just shouldn't have. None of your images need saving, but I have notice an uptic in the level of sharpening you are doing. Is there something driving this, or is it just to get that last little extra pop. What I hate is the more I learn... the more I notice things, things that really in the big scheme of things don't matter. My wife thinks I am nuts.... and I probably am now. Ah... the search for the perfect image goes on. Cheers.

montanafan
17th of November 2006 (Fri), 17:47
Wow, these are all just excellent! I especially enjoyed the one of the assault on the goal keeper though. :)

gsgary
17th of November 2006 (Fri), 18:52
The hockey and football are great but the rugby is so so

urbandancer
17th of November 2006 (Fri), 22:11
very nice action here