Study in concentration

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Peter G, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. Pitchers need to be locked in while on the hill. Solitary in focus and loads of pressure at times. The good ones that succeed are the ones that can turn everything off around them and fire away. Here's two that I liked from a recent tourney game.

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  2. GBRandy

    GBRandy

    Feb 28, 2006
    Green Bay, WI
    Great shots Peter. Crisp & sharp...kinda have a 3-d look to 'em.....very cool.

    So how did you handle the exposure? Any EV compensation? or is this all adjusted in PP?

    Two superb shots......
     
  3. Thanks GBR. Shot jpeg and no EV compensation. My guru in Carolina thought exposure was spot on and not to mess with EV for now. A little color boost and USM and, Viola!

    I'm finding the 300 2.8 IS does render a kinda 3-D look shot wide open. Nice separation giving it that effect.
     
  4. Jeff Mims

    Jeff Mims

    May 25, 2005
    Mississippi
    I agree with your guru in Carolina....looks spot on.

    Great shots...concentration indeed!!
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Super shots
     
  6. Bigmuddy

    Bigmuddy

    546
    Feb 28, 2007
    Ohio
    Very well done Peter. These look great.
     
  7. Thanks Jeff. RandyNikonCafe is my Yoda in all this. :smile:

    Thanks Gale!

    Much appreciated Brian. Glad you liked them.
     
  8. Jeff Mims

    Jeff Mims

    May 25, 2005
    Mississippi
    He looks taller, and less green in his photos, than in the movies.:biggrin:
     
  9. some of your all time best
    #1 & #2 are my favs (yea i know)
     
  10. Thanks for the comments pal and the help as well. :smile:

    Oh yeah, I never called you short and green LOL :tongue:
     
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  11. Really nice shots, Peter. Great expressions, sharp, good backgrounds. Thanks.
     
  12. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    These are very nice Peter, you handled the bright sunlight very well. I like the orientation of the camera for each of these images. I'd be proud to have shot these.
     
  13. Thanks Harry.

    That's an awfully nice comment. Much appreciated Frank.
     
  14. Nice I really liek the first one
     
  15. Thanks Mike. Your shots have been an inspiration and a constant learning tool for me. It's very much appreciated.
     
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