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Old Jun 24, 2007, 4:05 PM   #1
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Went back to the Sunday morning matches today with the intent of trying some of the suggestions I got from last week's matches and getting a solid test of whether I might have any problems with back focusing of a lens, etc. I think the results were an improvement.
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Old Jun 24, 2007, 4:10 PM   #2
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Vertical framing all shots made it more difficult to follow the action, but generally resulted in a higher percentage of usable frame. I did wind up with some shots like this one where I had action filling the frame side to side from excess and excess space top and bottom.
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Old Jun 24, 2007, 4:14 PM   #3
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Most of these shots were taken with the Tamron 70-300. I thought I kept it out at the full 300mm, but I had evidently bumped the zoom down to 270 on many of the shots, including thise one.
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Old Jun 24, 2007, 4:18 PM   #4
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This is the shot that I had to do the highest amount of cropping of any of these posted because it was the furthest away, but I was still working with more image than I did previously.
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Old Jun 24, 2007, 4:22 PM   #5
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The final shot I'm posting presented a quandry. I had two shots, taken a fraction of a second apart. This was the first and represents a "pretty good" shot of both the shooter and the keeper. The second showed the goalkeeper's intensity as he focused on the ball, but the shooter's face was not sharp.
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Old Jun 24, 2007, 5:23 PM   #6
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Much better this week, you must be happy. From what I see here and what you say it seems that there was more of a technique problem than a kit problem and that you seem to have fixed. Focus looks sharp and timing is good so now you can start the fun bit of honing your skills, working out the angles that work best so that will only take the next 10+ years LOL.

I'm no football expert as I've only shot it twice so I still have a lot to learn on getting the most interesting angles.

Keep it up.
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Old Jun 24, 2007, 8:52 PM   #7
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definite improvement! Yes it's more difficult to shoot like this but as you can see the results are much better. A few more matches and you'll be perfectly comfortable.
Nice job!!
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