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Old Sep 29, 2008, 11:48 AM   #1
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After the long summer break we can now shoot a bit of Basketball.

Home venue, a bit brighter than last year!

All shot at ISO6400, 1/400th and f 2.8.

I have cropped slightly and used a "Neat Image" noise reduction on them. C&C welcome

1)

He is only 5 feet 11" but can he jump!






2)

Another new player getting some air






3)

Team GB captain showing how to do it




4)

Another Dunk.





5)

The tall player is 6 foot 8" not sure about #5 though!


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Old Sep 29, 2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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Great series! #2 looks like something you'd see in sports illustrated! #3 is super sharp as well. My only complaint would be #1 looks a bit out of focus. Could be the single color dark uniforms. I notice when I shoot teams with all black uniforms I have tons of trouble getting the focus right...

Did you do any USM after you did the noise reduction?


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Old Sep 29, 2008, 1:00 PM   #3
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No USM was done, would you recomend it?

It is not something I have ever used more than once or twice.

Thanks for the good words.
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Old Sep 29, 2008, 4:34 PM   #4
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No USM was done, would you recomend it?

It is not something I have ever used more than once or twice.

Thanks for the good words.
absolutely use USM. It makes a world of difference.

2,3 and 4 are all nice shots. very nice. I agree - 1 is out of focus.

I would also suggest being less agressive in the noise reduction. I think you've removed a bit too much detail. Properly exposed 6400 shots from the mkIII really don't require a lot of noise reduction.

All in all, very nice series.
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Old Sep 29, 2008, 6:07 PM   #5
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I concur with JohnG here. I like the shots you are composing here. It needs a bit more PP such as USM to dramatically improve these. It is nice to see how popular basketball is there across the Pond.

Mahalo,

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Old Sep 30, 2008, 2:27 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, I will read up on USM and start to use it.

#5 (the player) is 6feet 3 alledgely! Trick of the camera?
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