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Old Feb 24, 2004, 11:55 PM   #1
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Here are a few more basketball photos. Some sharpening, size reduction, contrast and brightness manipulation, and a few were set to greyscale. Nothing beyond that for those who are interested in that sort of thing.

http://www.brrd.ab.ca/nnorway/2004ba...nior_feb24.htm

Here's one of my batch favorites:



And one more:



And one more (of the girls):


And one where I got lucky with some sharpness, especially on the basketball. Remember to expand the picture to get the biggest offering. It's perhaps the "one" of a hundred that really turned out well and I had no idea (I look forward to passing this one through Neat Image [highly recommended] and printing it out):

http://www.brrd.ab.ca/nnorway/2004ba...4/img_8065.jpg

A bit too big to post in channel here.

Canon 70-200 F4 L
ISO 400
Shutter 160-200 (these two were stopped down in shutter to get the motion blurr; the first one doesn't show it so much because they were sort of in "pause" mode when I struck the shutter)
Aperture 4.5-5.6
Mostly set between 70 and 100mm.
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Old Feb 25, 2004, 1:14 PM   #2
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WOW! VERY NICE!
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Old Feb 25, 2004, 3:15 PM   #3
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I agree - nice!
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Nice captures, the girls are nice and clear, Two pointers given to me by Dave Black, When Shooting basketball 1.. Back off, dont get to close show the whole play, Try to have the Ball at the center of attention. 2....Have a Full 4 person Frame, Meaning the Frame composition, Should have enough room for 4 people. I do this also in football. Good Luck...
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Old Feb 25, 2004, 9:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for your positive comments guys -- and Darlene -- I'm encouraged by your approval. Being familiar with some of the professional quality work of both Klaus and Cowboy, I'm pleased that these photographers see something positive to comment on.

As well, Cowboy, I appreciate your suggestion and the Dave Black tip, which led me to this site. I have a feeling I'll be spending some time there: http://www.daveblackphotography.com/workshop/index.htm

...and spending a bit of money on paper for printing out his workshops (good bedtime reading).
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Old Mar 1, 2004, 4:19 PM   #6
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i especially like the clarity of the girls pic.

question: did you use a flash with the top pic of the boys in black and white?

I'm starting to really get into hoops pic taking, sadly the season is ending. All is not lost though, i have one pic published in a small market sports journal and sevaral more will be used also.
I don't say this to brag. Instead i mean it to say "if i can do it so can you!"
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Yes, I used a Canon 420, but now I have a Sigma 500 Super and I can see a bit of a difference. Please check out this string for more info.

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=21980

Have a good one!
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