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Colts Neck Football

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by mike mac, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Shot Colts Neck Action Day this pas Saturday. Here are a few from the day.
  2. tjk60


    Dec 4, 2007
    troy, mi
    great light in one! gotta love #5!
  3. dboogie


    Aug 28, 2008
    great work!!!! I'm blown away by the talent of a lot of the folks here on the Cafe (you included)!!!
  4. topher04r1

    topher04r1 Guest

    Geez mike... drop dead awesome shots yet again ... thanks for sharing them
  5. Jeff Mims

    Jeff Mims

    May 25, 2005
    Awesome shots!
    As they say..."the eyes have it!"

    I love #3, just great timing, great shot...well, they are all great. I like #3 because of the ball in flight.

    Love the last cheerleader shot too!

    Great stuff.

    I'm impressed every time you post.
  6. topher04r1

    topher04r1 Guest

    Here's a question that i think may help a few people out mike......

    how far back from the play are you staying ? .... are you staying close to get the nice tight crop in camera or do you prefer to haing back a little bit and let the action come to you ?
  7. jamesd3rd


    May 4, 2007
    So. Cal
    Ok now I'm completely depressed

    because I don't know how you do it. Every time we think we've seen the best, the next ones are even better. I'd like to know how you got that shot with no reflection from the helmet shield. What that planned or just luck?
  8. great questions James & Topher, on my mind too. I liked #5...
  9. Simba909


    Mar 2, 2006
    Miami, FL
    Mike, these are great. #7 in particular.
  10. Oldtime


    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    Awesome stuff Mike #6 is great
  11. That No. 6 shot is sweet! shot from the end zone?
  12. Thanks so much Mark
    Thanks for looking I appreciate it
    Thanks Chris
    I wish I could claim talent but that one just came out real clear for soem reason, I was lucky this was a paid request athlete so when I saw this I let out a collective sigh
    I stay about 15-10 yards away from the line of scrimmage changing mostly on down and distance, since we are contracted to shoot all team members I alternate between sidelines also. I try to shoot full frame as much as I can of course if the action is going the other way I shoot what is available, to be able to produce large poster we try to keep crops to a minimum
    Thanks so much Jeff
    Thanks pal
    Yea first decent light of the football season, to be honest I am praying for rain!
  13. He was actually running parallel to the line right at me
  14. Mike,
    Great shots as always!
    Mike for your sport photos do you shoot in jpeg or raw and convert?
    What's your favorite focus settings?
    I just picked up a D700 last week and struggling to get confident with the focus.
    Your sport photos are very inspiring!
    Thanks for posting them!
    Ted B
  15. kiwi


    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    man. sweet as.
  16. WOW shots:wink:
  17. I shoot jpg fine, with the volume of shots I shoot RAW conversions would be too time consuming
    I use 21pt AF with the focus set to dynamic area focus, and AF set to normal. I use the AF-ON button for focus. I hope this helps
    Thanks so much...GO BIRDS!
  18. shtarka1


    Feb 1, 2008
    Doesn't Get Much Better Than This Mike!!
  19. McQ

    McQ Just your average, everyday moderator. Moderator

    JPEG fine? Good grief, you could at least have the decency to lie and tell us these were RAW! :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    Mike, as ever, super shots. Thanks for posting them. I (as we all do) appreciate you taking the time to share the information on settings and technique too.
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