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Old Feb 4, 2007, 7:34 PM   #11
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What great FUN! Love the pictures, and think you did very well considering you were using the limited range of the kit lens. Fire and Ice is wonderful, but I also love your pictures of the crowd. Thanks for posting them.
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fire and ice!! but it must have been faily light according to the exif.

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Old Feb 4, 2007, 10:22 PM   #13
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Thank you everyone for thekind feedback and yes it was pretty light out. The DL seemed to have a hard time with the massive white of the ski jump, so most of the pictures of the jumpers turned out a bit dark. Fire and Ice was taken between rounds 2 and 3 so it was about 18:00, with the sun having already gone behind the mountains. There was some massive lighting that came on around 16:00, so even with the sun down it waspretty bright.As you could well imagine, the two skiier pictures were heavily cropped so you could actually see what they were!

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Old Feb 4, 2007, 10:28 PM   #14
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A hint for taking pictures in the snow - set the camera to overexpose the pictures (and then check often). The light reflecting from the snow makes the meter think there is more light than there really is, so pictures generally are underexposed. The reason for checking often is that if the camera meters off of something really dark, then you can really blow out the snow.
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Thanks mtngal. I will do that. And Rudy, you must be wearing some serious cold weather duds to stand mostly still at -49!

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Excellent shots.

What camera/lens combos did you use?
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Old Feb 5, 2007, 2:13 AM   #17
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It was the DL with the 18-55 kit lens.

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Old Feb 5, 2007, 7:34 AM   #18
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Nice series Glenn,
normally I only see ski jumping on tv, the views on what happens around the event are great.

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Hi Glenn,

For snow pics at the ski jumpsI use a circular polarizer. It works great and I don't have to worry about the exposure. Example this was the record breaker last year. I got him just before he landed. The other thing I have to do a lot of panning on my shots because I am right next to them... This was with a Sigma 28-200mm Lens.

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Rudy, Thanks for the advice. I will look into that and do some experimenting. I like your photo. I only wish we could have had as much snow in Germany as you had where you were! Thanks again.

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