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pbjunkiee Feb 17, 2010 6:03 PM

SK8 (56k beware.... once again)
all these were under the lights

iso- 6400
fstop - 1.8
shutter - 1/640
focal on all - 85mm

schent1 Feb 18, 2010 6:14 PM

Nice action but tough conditions. Did you consider using a flash?

The shots bring back some memories. 25 years ago I could do that invert in #6 but would be in serous trouble if I tried it today. I still have the 10” wide board in the basement.

pbjunkiee Feb 18, 2010 8:13 PM

i really didint feel like bring my stand flash and umbrella up :P

JohnG Feb 19, 2010 7:56 AM


Originally Posted by pbjunkiee (Post 1053909)
i really didint feel like bring my stand flash and umbrella up :P

But you should have. These could have really benefited greatly from flash. It's kind of like saying "I really didn't feel like bringing my 85mm 1.8 so I brought the kit lens instead". Sports photography is very much about using the right tool for the job. in those types of conditions that means flash. Even a shoe mounted flash would have been a big improvement without the added setup of stand. You've got some nice action here, but the image quality is poor enough to override that. Once you get past the "hey these look pretty good for iso 6400" types of thoughts and step back and ask yourself - regardless of the iso I used, do they still look good? Not nearly as good as they could have been. But that's the difference between photography and snapshots. It's completely different if you don't have the gear yet. Or if you stumble across something. But a planned shoot is another matter. Again, some nice action here and with the flash you could have some great shots next time. ;)

Photo 5 Feb 19, 2010 8:43 AM

what is with the subject lines of 56k beware.......

nice photos


pbjunkiee Feb 19, 2010 12:14 PM

just people with slow internet, it may take a lil to load all these pics, just a friendly slow computer warning :P

Eetu Feb 19, 2010 1:20 PM

Wow, you really are good at taking these action shots!! Really great pictures. I was just showing my son. Looking forward to seeing more.


pbjunkiee Feb 19, 2010 7:23 PM

actually heading out right now.....with a flash this time :)

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