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NFL: Broncos at Ravens 10-10-10

 
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Oct 12, 2010 00:23 |  #1

Went back to M&T Bank Stadium to shoot the Ravens' second home game of the season against the Broncos. It was a pretty hyped up game because the Broncos' "#1 ranked pass offense" was going against the Ravens "#1 ranked pass defense." The Ravens pretty much shut down the Broncos for three quarters of football and ran the ball right down their throats the whole game.

Shot these with a D3 and 400f2.8 settings were around 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 200 or so for the game. Had to mess around a bunch in the second quarter because the sun was going in and out of the clouds. Let me know what you think.

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4 - Diving grab for a TD. Too bad I was on the wrong side.
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Oct 12, 2010 00:32 |  #2

Apparently Kyle Orton missed the memo regarding Breast Cancer Awareness day.

Nice set.


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Oct 12, 2010 05:51 |  #3

How do you do it? I would kill for pictures like these.


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Oct 12, 2010 09:13 |  #4

Experience...as well as the 10K+ of equipment he's using to shoot the game :P...Nice shots BTW :D


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Oct 12, 2010 09:31 |  #5

Very nice. You even managed to grab a shot of Denver's only highlight; very impressive.




  
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Oct 12, 2010 14:29 |  #6

chuckie365 wrote in post #11081715 (external link)
Experience...as well as the 10K+ of equipment he's using to shoot the game :P...Nice shots BTW :D

Hahah, I'm talking about the exposure. It's spot on.


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Oct 12, 2010 14:50 |  #7

Great images of a really crappy game for Denver. I stopped watching somewhere in the third quarter.

The bokeh in #5 is really wierd and cool. did you mess with it or is that just the way it was?

#3 is really a killer shot! The exposure is so right on! Well done all the way around.


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Oct 12, 2010 17:16 |  #8

Great shots. Excellent exposures. Maybe your post processing, but it seems like your body has greater dynamic range!


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Oct 13, 2010 07:32 |  #9

Thanks for all the comments

stax wrote in post #11079873 (external link)
Apparently Kyle Orton missed the memo regarding Breast Cancer Awareness day.

Nice set.

Im not sure Ill have to check my other shots. He might have had pink shoes on.

Cole_Schmitt wrote in post #11081049 (external link)
How do you do it? I would kill for pictures like these.

I use shutter priority and aperture priority mode a lot when Im shooting stuff like this that have a wide dynamic of light (light to dark). For sports I prefer to use shutter priority so I know Im not going to be getting to be getting blurry images because the shutter dropped too low.

I started with a shutter speed of 1/2000 and ISO 200 because that is the baseline I try to get for sports. If its under exposed I will drop my shutter speed down but normally not lower than 1/1250. If its over exposed Ill increase the shutter speed. If I have to drop my shutter speed to 1/1250 and the photos are still underexposed Ill start increasing my ISO to keep my exposures right.

The other thing that I do is set the exposure compensation to -1/3 of a stop. I find doing this keeps the whites from blowing out most of the time.

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Very nice. You even managed to grab a shot of Denver's only highlight; very impressive.

Thanks Tom Zbikowski stepped right in front of me or I would have had a perfect shot of him diving with the ball going into his hands. If you look on the right hand edge of the photo you can see a sliver of photographer. He was the only one in that corner at that time.

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Great images of a really crappy game for Denver. I stopped watching somewhere in the third quarter.

The bokeh in #5 is really wierd and cool. did you mess with it or is that just the way it was?

#3 is really a killer shot! The exposure is so right on! Well done all the way around.

Thanks. The bokeh is straight out of camera on all of these.


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Oct 13, 2010 08:21 |  #10

Interesting, I always thought sports photographers pretty much shot manual wide open only. To see your nice images shot at f5.6 with great bokeh, using either Av or Tv, plus underexposing some (-1/3) has prompted me to experiment with those modes. I don't do NFL, just LL sports but I have only shot manual and wide open.

Also, when I'm at the Redskins game, I see, what I think are 500mm or 600mm lenses. Are there photographers out there with either of these lens? Have you ever shot with one of those lens? I will assume you shoot Jpeg, too. I have the 500 and was planning to experiment with it at this weekend LL football game and wanted to know of any limitations.

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[QUOTE=northpointphoto​;11079825]...Shot these with a D3 and 400f2.8 settings were around 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 200 or so for the game. Had to mess around a bunch in the second quarter because the sun was going in and out of the clouds. Let me know what you think.

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...I use shutter priority and aperture priority mode a lot when Im shooting stuff like this that have a wide dynamic of light (light to dark). For sports I prefer to use shutter priority so I know Im not going to be getting to be getting blurry images because the shutter dropped too low.

I started with a shutter speed of 1/2000 and ISO 200 because that is the baseline I try to get for sports. If its under exposed I will drop my shutter speed down but normally not lower than 1/1250. If its over exposed Ill increase the shutter speed. If I have to drop my shutter speed to 1/1250 and the photos are still underexposed Ill start increasing my ISO to keep my exposures right.

The other thing that I do is set the exposure compensation to -1/3 of a stop. I find doing this keeps the whites from blowing out most of the time...


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Oct 13, 2010 12:53 |  #11

Wow great set, obviously the pictures came out well.




  
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Oct 14, 2010 11:47 |  #12

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Interesting, I always thought sports photographers pretty much shot manual wide open only. To see your nice images shot at f5.6 with great bokeh, using either Av or Tv, plus underexposing some (-1/3) has prompted me to experiment with those modes. I don't do NFL, just LL sports but I have only shot manual and wide open.

Also, when I'm at the Redskins game, I see, what I think are 500mm or 600mm lenses. Are there photographers out there with either of these lens? Have you ever shot with one of those lens? I will assume you shoot Jpeg, too. I have the 500 and was planning to experiment with it at this weekend LL football game and wanted to know of any limitations.

Great shots

I do shoot manual if the light is constant but if the light is changing a lot I will use shutter priority. As far as 500 and 600 mm lenses there are quite a few guys that use them. I would use one for football but I dont have access to one.

I've used a 600 once but it was just a few shots on another photographers camera at a track meet. Other than that I've never used one before.

Also, I do shoot all jpg when Im shooting sports.


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Oct 14, 2010 14:18 |  #13

Great Photos!
Orton doesnt have pink on because he left his pink underwear in Chicago!:lol:




  
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Oct 14, 2010 15:05 |  #14

Thanks North


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