Girls U10 U12 Girls Fastpitch Softball

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by mike mac, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. Well I have been absent from this forum and from shootign sports since around Christmas. Job and family obligations have kept me busy. With my project winding down at work and spring here I hope to start shooting sports every weekend going forward.
    Yesterday I shot a Girls softball tournament here in NJ in consisted of 25 plus teams, my job was the U12's with one U10 game. Let me tell you these girls can play.
    It took a few innings to shake off the rust and get my timing back but after a while it got easier to anticipate the action.
    The company I shoot for requires real tight framing since the specialize in posters and montages and want isolation shots. During a typical game I am expected to take around 350-400 shots so one is quite busy.
    As always trying to capure the intesity and action of the game.
    So I host with the 300 2.8 AFS on my D2X and positioned myself between the bag and halfway up the dugout on both the first and third base line. during warmups I would kneel right next to the catcher and get some shots of the pitcher warming up.
    Next time I will throw on the 200-400 with 1.4 tele and some shots from center field
    So here are some from yesterday I will split into multiple posts to keep the number of images down
    #1 Throw to second
    #2 The windup
    #3 Throw to first
    #4 Running to first
    #5 Batting
    #6 Sporature
    #7 Collision at 2nd
    #8 shortstop
  2. niknd501


    May 13, 2006
    Wow Mike - these are simply fantastic...As always, your work is top notch.
  3. gadgetguy11


    Nov 16, 2005
    Awesome, Mike! You captured some great expressions along with the action. I'm looking forward to the 200-400 + 1.4 images!
  4. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Marvelous. Some of the best I've seen around here.
  5. Excellent, excellent, excellent! All are great, #1 is my fave.
  6. you are the best sports shooter I have seen around here for sure
  7. Ray C.

    Ray C.

    Nov 7, 2005
    Stunning work Mike!! Perhaps a bit oversharpened on a couple, but terrific nontheless!!
  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Holey Smokes Mike
    Did not take long to brush off the rust:>)))
    Fantastic images
  9. TheBear

    TheBear Guest

    WOW! such intensity in most of those pics. Nice work on capturing those moments. vey nice!
  10. nipprdog


    Jun 8, 2006
    agreed on both points. :biggrin:
  11. Timeout


    May 23, 2006
    Mike, well it doesn't seem to matter what subject you shoot, your shots are consistently among the sharpest, cleanest, top-notch images to be seen, and these are no exception.

    You and that 300 2.8 must be possessed or something. :eek:
  12. Kurt


    May 30, 2006
    North Boston, NY
    Great faces, especially #4 and #7.

    So, how would you compare the 200-400 with a 300 f/2.8...size/weight/bokeh?
  13. gilbo


    Feb 10, 2007

    WOW, my gosh, those simply fanastic
  14. sonuj2


    May 11, 2006
    Naperville, IL
    stunning !!!!!
  15. Thanks os much Rod
  16. Well as soon as the enxt tournament comes along I will let you know. I know the AF wont be up to tracking a lot of action but for getting face on batting shots should work well
  17. WOW thanks so much Joshua
  18. I knew when I got # 1 it had the emotion I am looking for in shots
  19. Well I eouldnt go that far there is a lot of talent here and I have learnt so much from those that particiapte on here
    Thanks again Randy
  20. Thanks I will look at the sharpenss, I batched proccess these instead od doing individual shots so that where I coudl have gone wrong