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Cal Ripken Baseball U11

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by GeoffBolte, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Well am covering a district tourny in MA for Cal Ripken tournament. Will be covering the U16 Softball WS later this month. Anyways here are a few shots from tonights game. All U11 players.

    All PP in CS3 crop, Level tweaks, Noise Ninja, image resize, USM 125 .5 1.

    Nikon D300 300mm f2.8
    ISO 1600, SS 1/3200 f2.8 ExComp -.3 AWB
    NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/2.8    1/3200s    ISO 1600

    Nikon D300 70-200mm f2.8 @ 200mm
    ISO 3200, SS 1/2500 f2.8 ExComp 0 AWB
    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/2.8    1/2500s    ISO 3200

    Nikon D300 70-200mm f2.8 @ 160mm
    ISO 6400, SS 1/1250 f2.8 ExComp 0 AWB
    NIKON D300    ---    160mm    f/2.8    1/1250s    ISO 6400

    Might be over processed in NN, let me know what you think.

  2. What a difference nailing the exposure creates. When I shoot at such high ISO's my shots look noisy.

    Good job!
  3. Thanks Steve.
  4. nice Geoff, the 3rd one looks a tad over processed to me, but very negligible...where's the tourney?
  5. jamesd3rd


    May 4, 2007
    So. Cal
    Good shots. You can see that at ISOs 3200 & 6400 that they are a bit noisy even after using Noise Ninja. ISO 1600 looks like the threshold. For these anyway.
  6. Yeah I thought so, but still thought it looked pretty good. Was my first go around with NN with the D300 as most of my stuff was ISO 1600 and below. The tournament is in Northbridge.

    Yeah but still a whole lot better than ISO 1600+ on a D200, and I would be willing to sell ISO 1600 off the D200, I feel I could go to ISO 3200 with no problems as long as I limited it to 8x10 and smaller.
  7. A few more from Sat.

    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/2.8    1/5000s    ISO 400

    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/2.8    1/4000s    ISO 400

    NIKON D300    ---    150mm    f/2.8    1/5000s    ISO 500

    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/2.8    1/4000s    ISO 320
  8. Really cool pictures... not sure if you sell them or not, but I am sure those parents would pay for those! Thanks for sharing.
  9. Jana thats what I am there for. Selling to the parents. Lots of interest we'll see how it works out.
  10. Hey Geoff,
    Wow, I really like #1, and #2 has that old style "kick and deliver" much like some pitchers in the 40's and 50's (whose names I can't remember!), even though you can tell there was noise left in #2 it's still very good. Well done, now show us the U16 softball big girls when you get a chance.
  11. Hey Steve, thanks. I have seen some interesting "kicks" to the plate. As for the noise. I did a 50/50, removal of noise but keeping as much detail as possible. Noise is ok, as long as its not too much. Then again I am responding to a PRO, so I know you know.

    Still waiting on the confirmation on the U16s. Hope to hear soon on that bet it will be intense.
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