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Girls Varsity Soccer

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Aqualung, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. It was a beautiful fall day here today and I was itching to get out and shoot; my daughter's GFs are on the Varsity team so I stopped by to get some shots for her.

    Game started @ 5PM...shadows started to creep in towards the end...Beat 'em 5-0.

    Went back to Standard PC, started in Manual, switched to AP. D300 & Siggy 120-300, TC1.4 on some. EXIF intact, C&C welcome...

    NIKON D300    ---    170mm    f/4.0    1/1600s    ISO 200

    NIKON D300    ---    210mm    f/4.0    1/1600s    ISO 200

    3. Shall we dance? No ball but thought it was a funny pic.
    NIKON D300    ---    170mm    f/4.0    1/1600s    ISO 200

    NIKON D300    ---    250mm    f/4.0    1/5000s    ISO 500

    5. She scored, have a great sequence.
    NIKON D300    ---    250mm    f/4.0    1/8000s    ISO 320

    NIKON D300    ---    210mm    f/2.8    1/2500s    ISO 200

    7. sigh, ref butt :biggrin:
    NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/2.8    1/6400s    ISO 320

    NIKON D300    ---    120mm    f/2.8    1/5000s    ISO 250

    9. Kept the background dark on purpose.
    NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/2.8    1/3200s    ISO 250

    NIKON D300    ---    190mm    f/2.8    1/640s    ISO 250
  2. Looking good Chris, although maybe a little WB change on 7 + 8.

    Also I'll be out your way Wed and Thursday, Golf both days so should be done somewhat early. Anything at home FH wise?
  3. thanks Geoff. Little too warm? I took it down in #5, but seemed too cool. I tweaked 'em and updated the pics...

    All away games next week, but Fri is arch-rival Westboro...
  4. If I didn't need to be inside of 495 for a soccer game and Volleyball I'd probably be there. One of these days:biggrin:
  5. #9 is a work of art. Very, very nice.

  6. Can't help but like #3 but #9 is really a gem.
  7. niknd501


    May 13, 2006
    Love #1 Chris. All capture some great action. Tough lighting for sure. Overall a I think a very nice set.
  8. kiwi


    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    Very nice set, cant add mnuch morte but agree to what's previously being said. One question -you say you went "back to standard PC?" - back from what ?
  9. Thanks Dennis, lucked into that one!

    Thanks Tim!

    Thanks Rod, it was a challenge..

    Thanks Phil!

    Thanks Darren. Ah, I've been giving D2X Mode I a try the last few outings...went back to Standard but turned Contrast to 0 as well (used to have it +1).
  10. tjk60


    Dec 4, 2007
    troy, mi
    The eyes on the redhead in #1 are great!
  11. chris....
    what an awesome set
    you did very well
    thanks for sharing them with us
  12. bradNYC


    Mar 28, 2008
    #9 is my favorite. Two things that always stand out when I see these soccor photos...1. intense facial expressions and 2 the large muscular legs
  13. Shooting in that quality of light is almost cheating, that No. 9 shot is a winner
  14. Yeah, she was intense Tim...

    Thanks very much Greg...

    Ha Brad, there are others that were even more built...

    LOL Brooks, I'm getting #9 blown up I think...
  15. Jeff Mims

    Jeff Mims

    May 25, 2005
    Nice set!
    I agree with Dennis about #9! Love it!
  16. Interesting variety of light throughout this game.

    I really like #3.
  17. tjk60


    Dec 4, 2007
    troy, mi
    Knowing my daughter and her friends....might want to photoshop some firmer thighs :biggrin:
  18. McQ

    McQ Just your average, everyday moderator. Moderator

    Chris, I like everything about this set. Great light, composition, cropping, etc. I love #3, of course! somewhere, I have a similar photo of two boys playing soccer that looks similarly like they are doing the tango too. Funny shot.

    I have an affinity for different lighting, so I love #9 too. All of them are worth hanging up on a wall. Really, if I had negative or constructive criticism, I'd give it. I love all of them. Great job!

    Our high schools here play girls soccer in the spring, only the boys play in the fall. Thought that was interesting.
  19. Thanks Mitch!

    Tim, LOL, I'll have to do some work!

    thanks very much Glenn! Hmmm, maybe a sports challenge idea? :biggrin:

    That is interesting, that they alternate. Must save wear & tear on the fields?
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