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Old Feb 5, 2006, 1:22 PM   #1
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Took these at my son's Waterpolo matches testerday - any comment in terms of capturing sports action?
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Old Feb 5, 2006, 1:25 PM   #2
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Battle Line (liked the diagonal here)
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Old Feb 6, 2006, 3:56 PM   #3
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I like the first one, nice capture of the bloke's face and poise with the ball. Sharp as well - indoors or out?

I think a crop to show just that guy would be great.
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Old Feb 6, 2006, 4:07 PM   #4
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I like the first one better. I think I would prefer a tighter crop...maybe just the player holding the ball and the one defending him. The second doesn't do much for me..yes it's a nice diagonal, but there's nothing really going on in the image. In general, if you're capturing action in sports, it really helps to have the ball in the frame.
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I have never done sports before but I think the first one is cool. In terms of technicalities it is sharp, nice colours, and is well exposed. Regards. Jaki.
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Old Feb 7, 2006, 12:37 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the responses

Frenchy & RJ - thought that in the context it would be better to include the other players to convey the setting but looking at the crop I think you are right to focus on the ball handler - thanks.

It's an outside pool Frenchy - we don't really have much of a need for indoor pools in sunny Africa :blah:. Nice performance against Wales on Saturday btw (but Scotland's was even better!)

Thanks Jaki - see you tomorrow!
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Old Feb 7, 2006, 5:03 AM   #7
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It's an outside pool Frenchy - we don't really have much of a need for indoor pools in sunny Africa :blah:. Nice performance against Wales on Saturday btw (but Scotland's was even better!)
Alright don't rub in the sun factor! Yes, it was a good performance from us poms but the Scots were magnificent. I felt sorry for the Italians too, because they really took the game to the Irish and didn't deserve to lose to that 'try'.
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Old Feb 7, 2006, 5:20 PM   #8
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you have captured a nice moment here. and its nice and sharp.

the issue i see here is that the sun is behind or to the side of your subject, so his face and front are a little bit in the shade. and with the bright pool from the strong sun, its a little dark. try shooting w/ the sun behind you next time, you will get a better exposure on the skin i think.

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Thanks Dustin - you are dead right, I had to lighten the shadow on the ball handler quite a bit to get it to this level without overdoing it.
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