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Racetrack shots

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by carauction, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. D3 and 80-200 AF-S. Belmont Park, NY. C&C welcome. Thank you for looking.

    Mike

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    NIKON D3    ---    200mm    f/3.2    1/4000s    ISO 200


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    NIKON D3    ---    145mm    f/3.2    1/4000s    ISO 200


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    NIKON D3    ---    200mm    f/3.2    1/3200s    ISO 200


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    NIKON D3    ---    175mm    f/3.2    1/2000s    ISO 200


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    NIKON D3    ---    165mm    f/3.2    1/3200s    ISO 200


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    NIKON D3    ---    185mm    f/3.2    1/4000s    ISO 200


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    NIKON D3    ---    175mm    f/3.2    1/2500s    ISO 200
     
  2. tjk60

    tjk60

    Dec 4, 2007
    troy, mi
    B E A Utiful!
     
  3. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Very nice action photography, I really like #2, the drama is well caught.
     
  4. Thanks Tim and Frank.

    After looking these over again, they appear dull and lack of pop. Need to do my PP in the correct lighting.

    mike
     
  5. very nice Mike, love the pop of the red, white, & blue silks in #3...
     
  6. Simba909

    Simba909

    Mar 2, 2006
    Miami, FL
    Mike those are great shots. Not sure what you mean about lack of pop. They look great on my screen.
     
  7. tjk60

    tjk60

    Dec 4, 2007
    troy, mi
    I agree that they look good on my screen, but when I showed my daughter and my wife, they both wanted to know if they were shot thru glass, because of the haze in the background. They agreed the horse/jockeys looked great, but the background lacked punch.
     
  8. Great point. I forgot about the body of water out behind the horses. Any thoughts about the easiest way to select the background in Photoshop and take the haze out?

    Thanks again.

    mike
     
  9. tjk60

    tjk60

    Dec 4, 2007
    troy, mi
    This look any better?
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Excellent. I have been fiddling myself.

    Can you tell me your proceedure?

    Thanks
    mike
     
  11. tjk60

    tjk60

    Dec 4, 2007
    troy, mi
    did an adjust layer, used constrast. then inverted, and painted everything but the horses/jockeys (thanks topher)
     
  12. Gonna have to brush up.

    What about simply selecting the background using the magnetic lasso. Then simply handling contrast using a levels adjustment(no layer)on the selected background. The subject and foreground would be left alone.

    Does your process have advantages?

    Thank you,

    mike
     
  13. Bee-U-tiful shots of beautiful animals too. I really like these shots from Belmont.
     
  14. tjk60

    tjk60

    Dec 4, 2007
    troy, mi
    non destructive, but yours will work. Mines easier I think...
     
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