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Old Apr 27, 2011, 6:49 AM   #1
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Tried to get some more action shots this time... C&C appreciated...

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Old Apr 27, 2011, 2:42 PM   #2
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certainly action packed!
They seem a bit hazy to me though. Was it just a hazy/foggy day, maybe there is some camera setting to change?
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 4:26 PM   #3
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Sun was setting. No haze. Probably should have tried to adjust contrast in post.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 6:56 AM   #4
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Let's try again...

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Old Apr 28, 2011, 7:28 AM   #5
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how much are they cropped? do you have un-cropped versions of each you can post? Often, the 'softeness' in a photo is a result of:
1) over-cropping
2) poor re-sizing algorithms (if you post a photo too large for example, the forum software automatically resizes it and that re-size really degrades quality).

Let's consider #1 though - how much were these cropped?
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These were all cropped. I don't remember how much. The pictures are at home, so I won't be able to post full pictures until tomorrow morning (I'll be taking more at another game tonight).

I used photoshop to get rid of some extra content in #2 & #4. (My skills there need a lot of work too.

If it tells you anything, I'm using a Nikon D5000 at JPEG Fine & Large file size. That should be 4288x2848.

My standard "post process" (all editing in Photoshop Elements 7):
1) Pick the photos to work with & open in PE 7
2) Rotate to level
3) Clone out unwanted items (if needed)
4) Crop to 4x6 proportions.
5) Auto Adjust Color (if needed)
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 6:21 AM   #7
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Good capture of peak moments. You clearly understand softball and know where to shoot from to get good compositions. I prefer the contrast adjusted ones.
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