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Old Jan 25, 2006, 2:28 AM   #11
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George,

Not bad considering your seating!

I do think you need to add a little exposure, say 1/2 to 1 f-stop. I say this becasue the ice seems a bit gray.

I would also crop.

So I did both.

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Old Jan 25, 2006, 2:30 AM   #12
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Ain't smart enough too post more than one at a time.

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Old Jan 25, 2006, 2:34 AM   #13
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One last time.
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 2:35 AM   #14
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BTW I cropped and sized to a 4x6 priont size ration and I did a little retouching on the last one.

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Old Jan 25, 2006, 6:23 AM   #15
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Africa, thanks for the suggestions. I've already deleted the RAW files or I could play a little with the exposure compensation myself - I really didn't pay too much attention to the whiteness of the ice until you pointed it out. I played with the brightness in PSE on a couple of my other pictures, and came up with this.


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Old Jan 26, 2006, 3:11 AM   #16
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Nice job but ... instead of using brightness try levels. With the brightness you've lost some contrast so the blacks aren't black (they're dark grey).

Or just use brightness AND contrast. Either way you should try to keep something as a pure white and something as a pure black. That's a tough order with ice hockey. You want the ice to be white but you want to retain some texture in it.

Proper contrast increases the illusion of sharpness.

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Lots of photogs ask me what the heck I know about shooting ice hockey since I live in far west Texas (where the high yesterday was near 70).

I just 'em I stayed in a Holiday Inn.:G
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 8:45 AM   #17
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Lots of photogs ask me what the heck I know about shooting ice hockey since I live in far west Texas (where the high yesterday was near 70).

I just 'em I stayed in a Holiday Inn.:G
Africa, I appreciate your comments even if you don't know ice from shinola. I managed to retrieve my RAW shots and worked on this one a little. Check the exif data - as you can see I worked the contrast and the exposure compensation. Thanks for your critique.


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Old Jan 26, 2006, 9:36 PM   #18
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Very nice. Your version seems to keep the intensity of the color better than mine. I like it.

"Check the exif data..." - You guys must realy think I know what I'm doing.

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This picture post demonstrated how empty my life is on Thursday nights - or maybe its just a bad TV schedule.

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Shinola? What the hell is shinola?
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