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Old Apr 30, 2011, 8:00 AM   #1
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Default Local Footy Match

Hi Friends,

As you all suggested I went to a local club match here at Melbourne took some shots. Here are they for your review. Let me know your comments and suggestions.






















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My FAV are #5,7,8.

Also I am not sure the cutie on #4 was doing there, I had to watch her play than taking pictures, she was so cute and was a huge distraction. Think she enjoyed the game as well

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Big improvement. Tighter on the action and the background isn't quite so distracting. Talking about distracting, she is a cutie.
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Big improvement. Tighter on the action and the background isn't quite so distracting. Talking about distracting, she is a cutie.

Yep, I agree with Scouse. Good job!!
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Thanks for Steve and Scouse for the refreshing comments.
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You learn fast - those are really good and a huge jump above your first ones.
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You learn fast - those are really good and a huge jump above your first ones.
Thank you very much. Any improvements should i make on Sharpening the image?
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I love watching this game. I wish it were on television here more often. The intimacy of the local park upposed to the big stadium makes it a lot easier to get in close and you captured some very nice action here.
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Just one comment, try and find a place for action that doesn't have a distracting background. The chainlink and cars in one shot take your eye off the play.
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i thought the first set for a first attempt were good but these like the guys have already stated are really good and Ted bnailed it with his comments. Well done!
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Hi PS,

As has already been mentioned, this is much improved over the 1st set. Nothing like having a little bit of freedom to move around the field, unrestricted with the ability to pick a position. You certainly took advantage of the opportunity.

As far as suggestions go;

Ken, mentioned getting rid of distracting backgrounds. You did a good job of that in #6, 7, and 8 by cropping the images closer to fill the frame with the just the player or players integral to the shot. Continue to do that by positioning yourself closer- if you can- as well as take advantage of the added focal length of the 50-200mm. If you can, get an EC-14 of an EC20 that would help.

You also did a good job of keeping the Sun behind you and not the players. Some of the players, though are blown out or too exposed. In bright, harsh Sun, you might try underexposing by .03.

All in all, a vastly improved set of images.

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