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aram535
20th of October 2008 (Mon), 00:01
Here are some images from the homecoming game at Stony Brook University. C&C is appreciated.

The light was not my friend, I kept having to bounce between 400-800 ISO to keep at 1/500 and by the end of the game I was at 1600. The game was shot with a combo of 1D Mark IIn (100-400) and 40D (24-105mm).

1.
http://www.mbcli.com/%7Eawm/pics/200810SBFootball/TP-F-200810-SBvsSCU-0301.jpg

2.
http://www.mbcli.com/%7Eawm/pics/200810SBFootball/TP-F-200810-SBvsSCU-0261.jpg

3.
http://www.mbcli.com/%7Eawm/pics/200810SBFootball/TP-F-200810-SBvsSCU-0329.jpg

4.
http://www.mbcli.com/%7Eawm/pics/200810SBFootball/TP-F-200810-SBvsSCU-0332.jpg

5.
http://www.mbcli.com/%7Eawm/pics/200810SBFootball/TP-F-200810-SBvsSCU-0342.jpg

6.
http://www.mbcli.com/%7Eawm/pics/200810SBFootball/TP-F-200810-SBvsSCU-0598.jpg

7. A little off-topic since I was playing around, but it has sports in it.
http://www.mbcli.com/%7Eawm/pics/200810SBFootball/TP-F-200810-SBvsSCU-9954.jpg

Selfmade
20th of October 2008 (Mon), 00:12
#5 is the best!

Keltab
20th of October 2008 (Mon), 18:00
#5 is great, but I like #6 better. If you cropped in on his face, the expression is perfect!
Some of them seem a bit soft though. I think cropping in on a few of the others would enhance the images also.

Thanks for sharing!

ahhhlawn
20th of October 2008 (Mon), 18:39
would of liked to see you shoot wider open to blur out the background more.

namasste
20th of October 2008 (Mon), 23:55
would of liked to see you shoot wider open to blur out the background more.+10,000 Aram, you seemed to bump ISO then stop down and complain about shutter speed. Open those things all the way up AND bump ISO and you'll have plenty of speed until the light is really tough. At f5-11 as these are, its no doubt why you had a rough time. To make matters worse, it guarantees everything is going to be in focus which is not what you really want for sports when player isolation is the key to impact in most images.

5 and 6 are you solid ones here. the others wouldn't be keepers for me. give the advice above a try and see it it isn't less frustrating. I'd love to see the results and your feelings afterwards.

aram535
21st of October 2008 (Tue), 09:27
would of liked to see you shoot wider open to blur out the background more.

With a 100-400, 5.6 is as wide as you can get @ 400 :-)

EDIT: I can see that the ones I posted (almost all from the first half) were smaller apertures, most of the 2nd half was all at 5.6 though.
The setup was going to be: 40D + 24-105mm, 1DIIN + 100-400mm, about half way through the first half the NEW battery of the 1D died on me, so I had to switch lenses and keep going with the 40D.

kcourt
22nd of October 2008 (Wed), 14:23
good thread

computerguru3190
23rd of October 2008 (Thu), 01:09
also the first picture isn't even in focus.

Dan-o
23rd of October 2008 (Thu), 14:07
I think you would be better off with your 70-200. The DOF is real distracting. I think #5 is sharp enough to crop tighter and would be a pretty nice shot.

Asquared
23rd of October 2008 (Thu), 16:15
I like #7 for a non in-game action shot- the only thing I'd change is getting rid of the number or whatever is on the ground closest to where you shot.... it caught my eye right away. I scrolled back up on the page and the image looked nicer w/out it IMO.

aram535
24th of October 2008 (Fri), 11:17
I like #7 for a non in-game action shot- the only thing I'd change is getting rid of the number or whatever is on the ground closest to where you shot.... it caught my eye right away. I scrolled back up on the page and the image looked nicer w/out it IMO.

Thanks. I just look at it again and it caught my eye as well.

aram535
24th of October 2008 (Fri), 11:18
I think you would be better off with your 70-200. The DOF is real distracting. I think #5 is sharp enough to crop tighter and would be a pretty nice shot.

I actually found the expression on the water-girl's face great. that's why I kept her in it. But I can see your point.