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Old Apr 11, 2011, 2:16 PM   #1
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this is a older pic of mine havnt gotten a chance to try out my new sigma 70-200 2.8 just yet this pic was taken with a nikon 55-200mm vr why it isnt the sharpest pic ever on a d3000 i was just playing with lightroom 3 which i just got and did a before and after what do u guys think the first pic is the orignial second is edited in lightroom
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 2:22 PM   #2
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Well, since this is sports forum and not editing forum, it's still about the shot. The final framing is decent, but quality suffers because the shot wasn't framed tightly to begin with. You helped the exposure a bit but the colors just don't look natural. Which emphasizes the importance of getting the exposure correct in-camera. As you noted, the pan wasn't precise enough so there's a lot of blur and the heavy sharpening/contrast doesn't work for me. The take-away is the importance of getting it right in-camera - software can't save the shot from the cutting-room floor IMO. Not to say you don't have some good PP ideas - just that you need to work harder behind the camera to get better material to work with.
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 2:28 PM   #3
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sorry threw it in wrong forum section but thanks for the advice im trying to get out to a race with the 70-200 2.8 sigma i just got that should help quite a bit with getting better shots i hope
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You may try using the two color sliders in the basic panel a little more. Maybe first try making it a little cooler then you may have to adjust the tint a little. While the image may not be a keeper I can see where you can learn a little about LR with the file.

Keep in mind what John said about framing and getting closer and also get lower too if possible and the images will certainly improve along with the PP techniques.
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