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Freshman Soccer

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Aqualung, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Killing some time today, one of my daughter's good friend's little brother plays Freshman soccer (15-16 years old) so I took a few shots.

    Late afternoon warm sun, have a PP question below...

    NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/2.8    1/5000s    ISO 200

    NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/2.8    1/4000s    ISO 200

    3. Maybe crop to the right of the guy in the background's left ear?
    NIKON D300    ---    190mm    f/2.8    1/6400s    ISO 200

    4. These two are lucky they didn't collide...
    NIKON D300    ---    210mm    f/2.8    1/3200s    ISO 200

    NIKON D300    ---    210mm    f/2.8    1/3200s    ISO 200

    6. I cooled this one down, am curious if you prefer this or #7
    NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/2.8    1/6400s    ISO 200

    NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/2.8    1/6400s    ISO 200

    NIKON D300    ---    270mm    f/2.8    1/8000s    ISO 200

    NIKON D300    ---    220mm    f/2.8    1/6400s    ISO 200
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  2. McQ

    McQ Just your average, everyday moderator. Moderator

    Chris, good shots. On number three, it's a toss up. If you crop the background kid out too much, it would give a claustrophobic feel to the subject. It's only slightly distracting as it is now, so I'd leave it.

    I tend to prefer warmer tones anyway, so I love this look. If the field and kids had those tones today due to the warm sunlight, I'd leave them too. That one is a total preference thing. Some people just don't want those tones.

    I shot today too, and I did not change the tones to cool them in PP.

    These are nice.
  3. thanks Glenn, appreciate the feedback, I was leaning towards the warmer one(s) too.
  4. I prefer the warmer version. Are mouth guards required in MA like the FH masks?
  5. kiwi


    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    Nice shooting, great light huh.

    I think I'd leave the crop as you have it too. Works well as is and I too don't mind the player in the B/G, better context than the crowd

    I actually prefer the cooler one. Seems better skin tones too me, but, that's just the amusement ride I'm personally on at the mo.
  6. kiwi


    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    oh, can't see pic #10 either Chris.
  7. They are...

    Ahhh, I cooled it by adjusting the skin tones..hmmm :wink:

    And thanks re: #10, my bad, I removed the #.
  8. niknd501


    May 13, 2006
    Chris these look real nice to me. Tough lighting. Between 6 and 7 , I like 7.
  9. Thanks Rod...looks like #7 is leading...
  10. topher04r1

    topher04r1 Guest

    chris i sort of like the wide crop but if somebody goes to buy a smaller aspect ratio later i guess you can always chop a bit more off ..... as far as the cool or warm shot goes..... i think i like the warm one a bit better... i've allways been a fan of light thats just a tad warm. All in all great set !
  11. tjk60


    Dec 4, 2007
    troy, mi
    I like the warm shot better, white looks real, not blue. nice sequence in 4,5
  12. #7 for sure. Looks more like natural, warm lighting. Nice shots.
  13. biggstr6


    Apr 26, 2005
    Another for # 7 , But I like # 8 best.
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