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Sep 03, 2008 15:20 |  #1

some of the worst I've shot in a while. Rained the entire game. Glasses were totally smeared as was my fogged up Kata cover so I could barely see anything. To make it worse, what little light there was faded quickly to the dismal light of a HS field. Here's what I managed to come away with....

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Sep 03, 2008 16:04 |  #2

brave man, shooting in the rain.

judging from the angles, you were shooting from the sidelines, were you moving up and down the field with play or camped out at 1 spot?


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Sep 03, 2008 16:14 |  #3

Nice shots, they convey the atmosphere quite well. I know the feeling of both you and the players.


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Sep 03, 2008 16:17 |  #4

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brave man, shooting in the rain.

judging from the angles, you were shooting from the sidelines, were you moving up and down the field with play or camped out at 1 spot?

I hate shooting in the rain but for this team, I shoot for pay (not spec) so if they ask me to shoot, I usually do unless it's just ridiculous. It was rainign pretty good most of the game.

As for angles, I move a ton during a game (football too). You can always seem to get good action along the sides since many of the "battles" are fought around midfield. I so like shooting goal line when liught permits though so I'll usually try to hit that up early on before I only have stadium lights. Once the lights are up, I move to the sides so I can utilize as much (little) as they give.


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Sep 03, 2008 16:18 |  #5

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Nice shots, they convey the atmosphere quite well. I know the feeling of both you and the players.

thanks, I'm trying to be a little more PJ in my style. It's actually more fun that way.


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Sep 03, 2008 16:34 |  #6

Bad weather - around here, it doesn't feel like soccer season until it's raining so hard you can't see across the field and the temperature's down to 40-45 degrees F. That's why I referee - so I can move around more while I watch the game!

Nice captures. I especially like the exhuberant keeper.


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Sep 03, 2008 16:41 |  #7

They look good Scott. Still no 300 2.8 :)


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Sep 03, 2008 17:04 |  #8

Scott,

Can you do me a huge favor and post the first image again without any NR done to it? If you shot in raw, you can just do the chroma channel, but Id like to see it without NN or NeatImage done to it.

Also, are you looking for CC or just sharing?


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Sep 03, 2008 17:11 |  #9

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Scott,

Can you do me a huge favor and post the first image again without any NR done to it? If you shot in raw, you can just do the chroma channel, but Id like to see it without NN or NeatImage done to it.

Also, are you looking for CC or just sharing?

you know I'll always take some cc. I'll post it from home tonight after I pull the RAW file and upload it. Trust me, for this game, I was happy to have anything usable, NN or no NN, I literally couldn't see between the rain on my glasses and my rain cover.

Dan...guess what man? I sent a check for one yesterday and should ahve it by next week. Cannot wait!!!!!!


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Sep 03, 2008 17:51 |  #10

#1 Background. The umbrella guy is distracting. As is the overturned goal(?) and the crooked horizon. The NR also kills it for me. This really applies to all the other ones. Thats why Im curious how it looks converted from RAW.

#2 Is alright. Not very dynamic. Just a girl looking at a ball really. The edge of the frame is also distracting. Youve got one left arm that looks like it would be running but then another left arm thats connected to a girl that looks like shes walking? Its just odd.

#3 Background again. What does it add to the picture? I see a giant goalpost and some girls walking around. Its just really detracting from the picture. This one is also just OOF. You can see the patch of grass behind the player being very sharp but theyre significantly forward of that plane.

#4 Nothing you can do about this but the image just falls apart being so wide. I see it was at 200 so theres really not much you can do about it. Having such an empty space kills the emotion that could have been there.

#5 Another background issue. Im also wondering where her other arm is. Awkward position. Its also a little drab to have your subject smack in the middle of the frame. Rule of thirds may seem old but it can be your friend. Ill admit, I fall into the same habit sometimes but Im trying to work harder to avoid it.

#6 Would be nice if you could see the player who the arm belongs to. Could probably benefit from a different crop too.

Keep in mind, Im critiquing these from a sports image perspective and not a "sell to parents/run in the paper" perspective.

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Sep 03, 2008 18:09 |  #11

Not bad considering the lighting.

What lens were you shooting with? :)


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Sep 03, 2008 18:41 |  #12

i love seeing pictures like #4 as i am a goalkeeper too, but it is just too far away from the player, and the angle could be waay better, but besides that, some nice shots


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Sep 03, 2008 19:52 as a reply to  @ drumebskater's post |  #13

Scott, Nice job - I really enjoy shooting in the rain. Must be a hold over from my backpacking days :)


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Sep 03, 2008 21:01 |  #14

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i love seeing pictures like #4 as i am a goalkeeper too, but it is just too far away from the player, and the angle could be waay better, but besides that, some nice shots

thing was I was moving back up the sidelines when the goal happened that caused the jube so you shoot where you are and hope to catch the emotion. thanks for the kind words...besides, thats my niece in goal so I had to catch that one or risk her wrath later:lol:

all shot with the 70-200 btw. Had I tried to crop it tighter, it just would have been a poor result.


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Sep 03, 2008 21:02 |  #15

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Scott, Nice job - I really enjoy shooting in the rain. Must be a hold over from my backpacking days :)

Right on Paul, thanks. You gotta love the rain to bp. Photography on the other hand....


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