FH & Soccer Practice (for me)

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Aqualung, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Stopped by my daughter's field hockey practice today to work off the 'rust' and to get some shots for the end-of-year pic show; there was a soccer scrimmage so I shot a little of that too as some of my daughter's GFs play varsity...Tried the Siggy 120-300 wide open for a change too to see how it did (I usually shoot it f3.2 or f3.5). Light was tough, shot -0.3 EV & ISO 200; EXIF intact, C&C welcome.

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    3. My daughter w/ the ball
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    4. Sun/shadows are tough; the games will be about this time (3:30 EST), would you go to +EV?
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  2. Oldtime

    Oldtime

    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    Looking good Chris
    4 and 8 work for me nice action and exposures
     
  3. thanks Mark...guess the shadow on her right eye/side of face in #4 is OK?
     
  4. Oldtime

    Oldtime

    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    The shadow works for me- mother nature deals us cards and we shuffle them alittle to get the best from the hand :biggrin: well done
     
  5. kiwi

    kiwi

    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    I agree with Mark Chris, not much you can do about that shadow and I don't think it detracts at all.

    Nice colours and lighting throughout
     
  6. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Looks good Chris, some nice action and non-action. The harsh sun didn't hamper you at all, I think you did well.
     
  7. thanks guys, appreciate the comments and guidance...
     
  8. tjk60

    tjk60

    Dec 4, 2007
    troy, mi
    Geez, Chris, Harsh is harsh and you controlled it well....
     
  9. nicer series, chris
    the aforementioned shadow in #4 needs to be lightened up a bit, i think
    a great day to shoot
    you did well
     
  10. vz223

    vz223

    973
    Dec 7, 2007
    NJ
    Starting up FH here in a week. Used the D50 last year and have the D300 now. Having had to deal with the harsh sun, I think these look fine. Bought a circular polarizer, gonna give that a try on the Sigma 70-200.
     
  11. Thanks Tim...

    Thanks Greg, I may try to "Dodge" her face for practice.

    Thanks Vince, I'll look forward to that. I have a CP for my 17-55 for close-up shots, but shudder to think what it would cost for my Siggy.
     
  12. Nice set Chris!
    I like it wheen you catch the ball right after it's been struck.
    Fred
     
  13. Jeff Mims

    Jeff Mims

    May 25, 2005
    Mississippi
    Looking good. #4, #7 and #8 are my favs.
     
  14. biggstr6

    biggstr6

    Apr 26, 2005
    Richmond,Va
    Good set Chris.
    I'm looking forward to some field hockey too.
     
  15. good luck
    i'd love to see how that turns out
     
  16. Got to keep practicing to improve and so far so good. Like the low perspective and woodsy backgrounds. Looking forward to following this team over the fall.
     
  17. Thanks Fred, FH provides that opp a lot w/ all the breaks in play...

    Thanks Jeff!

    Thanks Biggs, will be worse when those Hannibal Lecter masks go on, eh?

    It was "OK", probably more a reflection on my PS skills (middling)....

    Thanks Brooks, yeah, this is my fave place to shoot w/ uncluttered backgrounds for the most part.
     
  18. Looking good Chris, can't wait to get an assignment up that way to finally meet you. Either way it will happen one of these days.
     
  19. nipprdog

    nipprdog

    Jun 8, 2006
    IN
    It looks the sun at her side. In sports without headgear, I normally don't use +EV until the sun is behind them. Usually .3 or .7.

    Like others have stated, you did a great job with the harsh light, Chris. Great timing, as well.