1st soccer(football) pictures - A little rusty

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Here are some of my first soccer pictures for the year. I missed the timing on quite a few shots, no ball in the picture, you know, the little unimportant things. (D200, Nikon 300mm f4.)

Anyway, I will see if I can improve in the next game or two. I better. Most of the parents a buying a disk full of pictures. I have to deliver. (I will not tell how little I am selling pictures for, but it will be decades before I can afford that 300 f2.8)

1. Here is one where the ball would have made this a better shot.

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2. Balancing white uniforms and face detail is still hard for me.

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3. Blew out the highlights on this one.

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4. 5. Clouds overhead made it hard to get the exposure pegged. I used auto WB because I could not keep up with the changes in lighting.

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6. Quite the dance step.

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7. I am pushing the crop too much on this one, but I think the parents will still like it. Hmmm, Maybe I need a 400 f2.8!

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Mike
 
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Thanks Jim and Lee,

When I compare these photos to some of the other pictures I see, they appear to be a little yellow. I do have a calibrated monitor. I can also see that I need to look at a 1.4TC or possibly a 1.7TC. Of course the 200-400 zoom would be nice, but it is just too expensive.

I also did not show the other 1107 photos I took during the game. That is an accurate number. Even for me, that was a bit much. :smile:

Can anybody comment on the color? Maybe I need to tweak the white balance? I have a WB card that I forgot to take this weekend. I will see if that helps on Saturdays game.

Mike
 
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Super shots
You can fix the bit of over exposure in PS:))

I think you have a tad more crop room in the last one if you wanted to
 
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Color is good.
A tad over sat perhaps which makes the contrast quite high.
Personal call on that one.
Do what sells and what you like:>))
 
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it looks good .... i looks like we both need to order the 300 2.8 or the 400 !! LOL
 
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Your "rusty" photos are better than my "good" ones.:redface:

Very nice images, good action captures..sharp and clean images.
 
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Nice looks liek you shook the rust of rather quickly, a few shots are a little hot but still have nice exposures on the faces where it counts
 

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