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Old Apr 20, 2009, 12:21 PM   #1
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It wasperfect weatherfor opening day at our local rec soccer league. I shot more photos than any other single day before.

Here I am posting a few. I feel that I am losing too much detail especially compared to Graham's shots. Maybe too much USM. Any comments are welcome.



1. My son's first goal of the season.





2. One of ourfriends driving (uphill a little here).





3. 11-12 year olds





4. My best friend's son making his move





5. The 5 and 6 year olds are always fun.





Thanks in advance for any comments.

Andy

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Old Apr 20, 2009, 2:31 PM   #2
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Hello Andy, I can't view the EXIF so I don't know which lens you used with the converter?, I'm guessing at a 70 -200 2.8 zoom?. Looking at the pics they're not bad at all!

#1 (always a proud moment fora parent), IMO I'd have cropped a little closer!.

#2 nice control of the exposure & sharpness.

#3 needed a tighter crop & the players face lifting a little inpost edit!.

#4 very nice, a little over sharpened (unless your new lens is a 300 f2.8 ,I stepped mine down to 3.5 ish in the sunlight& was gobsmacked at the quality). looking at his R foot it appears the shutter speed was down? given the lovely sunny conditions, this puzzles me?

#5 Great pic & action. Kind regards Graham
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Graham,

Thanks so much for the reply. Yes it was the 70-200mm with 1.4 extender on Canon XSi.

I too was disappointed in the fuzzy foot in 5. Looking at the EXIF the shutter dropped to 1/800 for this one. I was having some trouble with the shutter speed using AV mode set at f/4. I kept noticing one in 5 or six were overexposed and the cause was the speed would just drop down some as low as1/200 which gave me a totally washed out white mess. Then I switched to Manual mode and pushed the speed up much higher and gradually increased ISO as the sun went down.

I thought that AV would be the way to go but I was playing around alot with the AE/AF lock options trying to focus with the * button instead of autofoucing with the shutter button. I am still not sure best way to go.

On the cropping, I am trying to decide the best way to crop for a 4x6 that will still allow other sizes like 5x7 and 8x10. But I agree with the two you mentioned about the tighter crop I will paly around a little more with that.

So much to learn. Thanks again,

Andy


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