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Old Sep 4, 2006, 12:13 AM   #11
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I know how its difficult to shoot action shots in low light with the p850...

Not easy to focus, pictures are blurry, too much noise !!

I think you did well !!

Here is my attempt at post processing your picture :-)



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Old Sep 4, 2006, 12:16 AM   #12
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Well i'm going to shoot my brothers football tomorrow, hopefully it's not raining!!! And it's in the morning, not at night!!!!!

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Old Sep 4, 2006, 12:17 AM   #13
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Another one...


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Old Sep 4, 2006, 12:23 AM   #14
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Ok.. great... here's some suggestions for shooting.

Shutter priority mode.
ISO 50. (depending on how early, if its really early, use ISO 200 or so.)
1/500th for most shots. Should stop any football action. If it doesn't, try going higher.
continuous AF.
Multi zone AF.
Multi-pattern meetering.

Oh yeah, turn quick view off for action shots. Better shot to shot time for those real quick snaps.

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Old Sep 4, 2006, 12:23 AM   #15
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I was really just asking if you had done any retouching yourself. There are some pretty good programs that can bring out the colors and sharpness from such photos. Her I used Photoshop Elements and the DCE Tools Auto Enhance Plugin for Photoshop! If you don't like it or wish it removed please just tell me and I would be glad to do so! Total time to retouch was approx. 5 minutes! Like I said some pretty good medium light level long shots!

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Old Sep 4, 2006, 12:27 AM   #16
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This one is a one touch job that took about 2 minutes to open the program and hit the Auto enhance filter!
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Old Sep 4, 2006, 12:29 AM   #17
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Thanks Dawg:-)and Boily:-)

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Old Sep 4, 2006, 12:34 AM   #18
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You've got to remember that digitally speaking there is a lot of information stored in a dark photo! The filters in photoshop, photo filtre, and DCE tools auto enhance just reinforce what is already there and wil strengthen them to the extent you tell them to! Evwen at ISO 400 or so there is plent of information to play with! You also have to look at what is in a still mode or moving in such a manner as to be in focus at the time the shutter is opened! The runner's helmet and torso are in pretty good focus in the middle but some of the participants are out of focus on the fringes. This is just the way it happens and there is not much you can do to prevent or change it! Like I said before pretty good mid light level photography....It just needs the filters to bring it out!

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Old Sep 4, 2006, 5:56 AM   #19
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tsk american football, what do you guys see in the game- play rugby instead- thats a mans sport :lol:
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I share the opinion that rugby is more of a "man's sport", seeing as they play with no pads and such... but I also think baseball is more a man's sport than cricket!

Some decent pics there. Any way you can get closer in the stands or even down on the field?

And I've said this to many folks before, if you have available card space and software that supports it, shoot in RAW. You get cleaner and greater adjustment capability with it!
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