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Old Jul 7, 2010, 1:14 AM   #1
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Default Action shots from Tuesday's Rangers Game

As good as the action was on the field, I missed capturing the best dive of the evening. A foul ball was hit into the second deck behind me and a guy in the first row with his back against the railing jumps up to try and catch a ball bouncing high over his head, lost his balance and did a back flip, falling over 30 feet and did a nose-dive into the seats around 8-10 rows behind me and over a little. Never thought I'd see anything like that..

Well, on to the action on the field.....E30 and 50-200 SWD, most of 'em at ISO 3200..

Vlad at ISO 2500 and with the EC20 mounted, pounding the ball into the dirt. As hard as he swings, poor ball...poor dirt..



Bracing for some possible contact after the throw..







Force at second..



A split second after I shot this an ugly, fuzzy, out of focus red hat blocked the next shot....he was out..



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Really great shots, Greg.

I always considered myself a true baseball fan but I guess I'm not - I never thought a foul ball was worth dying for.

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Edit: Amazingly, it appears that he survived.

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This morning all of the "lets-save-everyone-from-themselves" media-types are asking if the rails are high enough, and are the fans allowed to get too close to the edges, and all I can say is, you can only go so far to save everyone from themselves. The rails are high enough for people using common sense and there are are warning signs about doing what this guy did.

You can't idiot-proof a place like a baseball stadium and ruin the experience for the other 99.9% of the fans.

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Yeah, I figured that would happen.

A colleague of mine summed it up pretty well: most folks tend to lose their judgment after drinking enough beer.

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Yeah, I figured that would happen.

A colleague of mine summed it up pretty well: most folks tend to lose their judgment after drinking enough beer.

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And there, beer at $7 a glass, which is pretty poor judgement to begin with!
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Nice action shots. Better than what I see in the sports sections up here. Of course the Rangers don't get much exposure in the papers up here!

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Nice shots, taking sports shots takes a bit of practice and a good eye. I just wish I was in Durban today with my camera.

ISO 3200 that's impressive, if I go over OSO 400 I'm in real trouble with noise on the E500.
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Thanks, Scouse.

The noise filters in the newest version of Adobe Camera RAW are pretty impressive. I do not doubt they would extend the useability of files from the E500 almost, if not all the way to the maximum ISO 1600 setting. I have not yet played with a few higher ISO RAW files I know I have shot with my E1, but I'm going to get to them eventually. I'm betting they will look better than they ever have.
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A couple of final shots after getting the chance to process the rest of the files from last night..



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As always, another, in a long line of great series of action images.


You do know how to get the best out of your equipment.


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