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Old Oct 17, 2009, 9:25 PM   #1
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Upper deck, row K, seat 11, which was 2 seats in the wrong direction as some plexiglass partially blocked my field of view of one net areas, but still had a good time.

These were processed in Adobe Camera RAW and CS4 after being shot using the 40-150mmf4-5.6, ISO 1600, 1/640 sec at f5.6. I saw a couple of guys with longer lenses, so my next trip I plan to see if I can get in with the 70-300 and not have to crop files as much as I did with some of these.

I shot this one to get an image of the press guy shooting from the hole in the glass and using the huge strobes in the ceiling..



This guy was also just *a little* closer than me, although I liked my angle of view better..









Some action in the corner..



Last one....for Zig, even though I know he saw this earlier..

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Thanks Greg,

The last shot, as you mentioned elsewhere, is really a great example of how much an improvement Olympus has made to dynamice range in the new E-620 and E-30 E series cameras.
As always, your sport action shots are a pleasure to view.

P.S. I also like the score
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........I know 'zilch' about hockey! I've never seen a live game at any level of the sport.

It seems to me that the action pace would be very challenging unless one knows the game flow, the 40-150 worked well here and the 70-300 would undoubtedly be a fun shooter.

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Hockey is such a cool and entertaining game - whether its ice or field hockey it is a fab sport!

Greg, fab shots and I like the pp of the files - just spot on and did you need to run them thro NN ? Are you having to heavily crop the files or just slightly ? It'd be interesting to see what the files are like with the 70-300.

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Great shots! Dynamic and so clean! Excellently done!

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Nice shots!
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Hockey is such a cool and entertaining game - whether its ice or field hockey it is a fab sport!

Greg, fab shots and I like the pp of the files - just spot on and did you need to run them thro NN ? Are you having to heavily crop the files or just slightly ? It'd be interesting to see what the files are like with the 70-300.

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Thanks, Harj.

I did run these through a Noiseware Professional Photoshop plugin I have in CS4 after conversion, using a "weaker noise reduction" preset. I then used the "Fade" option in the Edit menu of Photoshop to reduce that effect even more to taste...to around 75% in most cases.

In a few cases the cropping was substantial. For what these are being used for (my entertainment) it works great, but I'd still like to get closer up front and the 70-300 would definitely do that at twice the reach.
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