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If we were having a contest for facial distortion, this capture might be the ultimate winner. Neat capture Randy.
 
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Randy,
After looking at this shot I went to your site and checked out your work. As with all your other work, this shot is well exposed, and captures the action at a peak point. However, my two criticisms of this image are as follows;
First, I think the cropping at the bottom could be better. I am disturbed by limbs being cut off at the joints (something I was taught not to do) and think if the feet had been showing, this image would have been improved.
And second, as with so many of your images, the depth of field used is too great, resulting in background clutter that distracts from the subject.
I suggest either going to larger apertures and use filters if you have to drag the shutter to maintain a bit of motion blur, or use the Devil's Plaything, Photoshop to post-process and clean up the backgrounds.
Of course really high-speed lenses are a good solution as well, but robbing an armoured car to finance them may not be. :biggrin:
 
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Randy,
After looking at this shot I went to your site and checked out your work. As with all your other work, this shot is well exposed, and captures the action at a peak point. However, my two criticisms of this image are as follows;
First, I think the cropping at the bottom could be better. I am disturbed by limbs being cut off at the joints (something I was taught not to do) and think if the feet had been showing, this image would have been improved.
And second, as with so many of your images, the depth of field used is too great, resulting in background clutter that distracts from the subject.
I suggest either going to larger apertures and use filters if you have to drag the shutter to maintain a bit of motion blur, or use the Devil's Plaything, Photoshop to post-process and clean up the backgrounds.
Of course really high-speed lenses are a good solution as well, but robbing an armoured car to finance them may not be. :biggrin:
thx for taking the time to C&C, it is much appreciated !
i don't think the bottom is a crop.
the sides need a tighter crop for sure.
aperture of f10 was way to stopped down but this was my 1st outing w/ the 70-300VR last month...
filters will not help but a larger aperture will
I have many 2.8 lenses but switch to the 70-300 around game 3 when i get tired...
I shot 2k+ pics on a given Sat so I don't have the time for any fancy PP.
My experience has shown that parents buy faces and action and very often their son/daughter is off to the side or in the background so shallow DOF-s is not good for sales.
 
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