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stoltzy Jan 7, 2007 1:45 PM

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oldtime Jan 7, 2007 2:46 PM

Looks as if you caught some good action
Your WB looks way off (yellowish tint)
I would also try and get more faces, as facial expressions tell the story

Thanks for sharing , Mark

JohnG Jan 8, 2007 7:29 AM

I agree with oldtime. You've caught good action but the faces are blocked in almost all of them - which kind of ruins the shots. The one shot where you have faces - waiting for the rebound - the faces are soft.

Your timing seems pretty good and I like your framing, but you seemed to have bad luck on most of these shots and had a hand in your way.

Also as mentioned - white balance is off a little (although I don't think it's off by THAT much) - try setting a custom WB next time.

Also, it looks like you've stripped the EXIF from these photos - can you please provide it? what gear and what settings were you using?

What type of post processing did you do? They're all a bit soft and just wondering if you applied USM.

stoltzy Jan 8, 2007 2:22 PM

They were shot with Minolta 5d at F/2.2, 1/320, 3200 ISO, len 50mm, 1.7.
I used noiseware.

DRGSin Jan 10, 2007 1:20 PM

Nice job Stoltzy. Im laughing right now cause Ive been/am where you are. It seems that Im just a milisecond off of having the perfect shot because a hand or an arm or the ball blocked the players' faces. I have found that shooting in continuous mode will help me get the shot right before or right after that arm goes up. I also agree with the custom WB. I preset a WB before every game from both ends of the court cause many times its slightly different. Get that right and you'll see a noticable improvent in the quality of your shots. You def have a good eye for the action andI really like the cropping also.

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