Start of the swimming season

Discussion in 'Photojournalism, Candids and Street Photography' started by mike mac, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. OK Hans you asked for it :D hope you don't get sick of theses it is a long season
    Well today was our clubs time trials,where the kids swim all four strokes and there best times recorded, this helps the coaches utilize the kids in different meets. So I was able to get out and work off some of the rust from last season. Last year I shot with the D100 this year the D2H. All shots with the Nikon 70-200VR setting in cam were:
    A mode
    Continuous focus
    single area focus point
    ISO 200
    WB Cloudy -2
    Here they are
    Butterfly...my fiancés daughter
    original.
    The start
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    Backstroke.... one of four from the same family on the team and everyone of them are fantastic swimmers in their own right
    View attachment 10589
    Freestyle
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    Breaststroke
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    Breaststroke... this little guys eyes got bigger as he neared the wall
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    Backstroke ...off the turn as he pops out from under the water
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  2. Wow- those are excellent Mike, crystal clear and as sharp as a pin. Thanks

    Peter
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Excellent Mike,

    Very nice color, compositions and sharpness.

    Hope I can get nice sharp pics with my new 70-200 VR ....

    I am very curious what settings you use with your D100.
    I have always had tooooo much red. Finally set it it low contrast, hue -9.. Think it needs to go for cleaning and overall adjustments.

    Have tried different WB...

    Always just thought it was me.
     
  4. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    All fantastic shots, but the first and last are the ones that stand out to me! Wonderful sharpness and color!
     
  5. I like all of them, the details in the water sometimes look like glass scultures.
     
  6. Crystal Mike! You got the gift.

    _/oe
     
  7. Great series, Mike! I really like "the start."

    Virginia
     
  8. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Outstanding series of images Mike. I have never shot swimming but you have definately peaked my interest. What was your shutter speed on these images?
     
  9. hans

    hans

    827
    Feb 5, 2005
    The Netherlands
    Thanks Mike
    It was worth every minute waiting for them,these are fantastic
    More to come I understand I certainly won't be bored.

    The first "breaststroke"is my favorite
     
  10. Mike I had a few people look at your picture and the definitive winner is #5 followed by #6.
     
  11. jamesjoyce

    jamesjoyce

    128
    May 2, 2005
    Belgium
    Astonishing pictures Mike! I'll follow Hans for the rest!
     
  12. Hey Mike,

    Another brilliant series you have here! Where you "in" the pool yourself? It sure feels like it. Amazingly clear and sharp pictures: #1 and #5 are my favorites.
     
  13. Thanks Peter The D2H with the 70-200 is a killer combo
     
  14. thanks Galye wait till you see what that 70-200 is capable of in your compentent hands
     
  15. The first is my fiances daughter and she has become quite the little swimmer
    The pool water makes all the colors so vibrant, thanks for looking
     
  16. Thanks I know what you mean about the water, it can get in the way sometimes
     
  17. Thanks Joe, I really enjoy this type of shooting
     
  18. Thanks Virginal, I am trying so new shots and angles and that is one of them
     
  19. Thansk if you get a chance give it a try there is a great market in sellign prints to the parents, I tried to keep the shutter speed above a 1/1000 s on these
     
  20. Thanks Hans glad you liek them we have a meet this Satruday and then the following Tuesday so there will be amny more
     
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