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Old Aug 4, 2009, 9:55 PM   #1
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Outdoor swim meet. 200mm, f/4, 1/4000, ISO 160 C&C welcome.
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Old Aug 5, 2009, 6:47 AM   #2
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Nice shot and really crisp. Feels as if you cropped it a little too much by the way...
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Ah the joys of outdoor swimming, we haven't had much swimming recently so good to see some. I know the guys who have shot indoors will wish they had good light LOL.

Are you standing, kneeling or laying on the edge of the pool? It seems to be from slightly I high angle so if you could have been lower that would have been helped to see more of the face. I also would say you are slightly underexposed as the facial tones are the key for exposure.

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Old Aug 5, 2009, 8:08 PM   #4
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Kronnic & Mark - Thanks for the feedback. No crop on the first attachment, it is the full frame image as the swimmer approached. I was kneeling at the end of the lane. I have attached a second photo that I also like which was taken two strokes earlier. This one is cropped.
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I think this is a slightly better angle. If you are brave then next time I would suggest laying on your front if you get a chance to shoot swimming again.

Here are some swimming threads worth looking at. Photo #3 in this one is spot on swim meet

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Hope they give some inspiration.
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Old Aug 14, 2009, 1:49 PM   #6
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Shooting at the edge of an outdoor pool!....Your so lucky to have this just because of the obvious great lighting and fast shutter produced by it.....but what if it's raining?? .....I think too much.

Great timing on the second photo.

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Old Aug 15, 2009, 7:23 AM   #7
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Rain would be an interesting effect like sitting on the bottom of the pool and watching heavy rain coming down on the water. Might give it a bash when swimming starts up this wet season.
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