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Old Dec 14, 2005, 5:10 AM   #1
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I took these after being consigned to the sidelines with yet another injury. We're the guys in blue and lost 4-2 to the top of the league.

These photos were taken with a cheap and (not so) cheerful Fuji Finepix that I'm borrowing from my old man until my FZ5 arrives. I cropped them in photoshop then applied a background blur in an attempt to create a shallower depth of field.
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Old Dec 14, 2005, 5:11 AM   #2
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Old Dec 14, 2005, 9:11 PM   #3
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I like the concept of blurring the background.

The foreground players look a little out of focus.

I'm sure you'll be rockin with your new digicam!


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Old Dec 15, 2005, 6:45 AM   #4
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Thanks Terry.

Yes, I don't think the camera was up to the task really but hopefully the new one will be. Watch this space for new photos (but only when I get injured!).

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See what you can do about increasing the SS - that will take care of the blurriness due to movement in the second pic and decrease the DoF so you don't have to do as much post processing.

If there is a "sports mode" use it. Whne shooting in bright sunlight set the ISO as low as you can.

Good action, enjoy your new camera - hope you get back in the game ASAP.
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Thanks, Africa. That camera was literally a point-and-shoot with no manual options. My new FZ5 (at last, it's here!) has shutter and aperature control, along with variable ISO, so I should be able to get sharper images with more control over depth of field. Hopefully any images you see from me now will be much better...
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