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03-01-2014, 12:48 PM - 1 Like   #1636
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Thanks. All of my shots were taken from the floor. I teach at the school and do the webpage so I have the option of shooting from pretty close. I also used a flash on these shots, all set on manual mode f/2.8 to 3.5 and 1/180 and iso of 1250.


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You can actually stop action at 1/180? Anytime I'm less than about 1/400 I am concerned about blur. Do you follow the action or do you prefocus for a particular spot?
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QuoteOriginally posted by SteveTheOldMan Quote
You can actually stop action at 1/180? Anytime I'm less than about 1/400 I am concerned about blur. Do you follow the action or do you prefocus for a particular spot?
I set the flash to manual as well and to 1/16 or 1/32 depending on how close I am. Sometimes I'll get some ghosting but I've had pretty good luck.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SteveTheOldMan Quote
You can actually stop action at 1/180? Anytime I'm less than about 1/400 I am concerned about blur. Do you follow the action or do you prefocus for a particular spot?
Since the flash duration is much shorter than the 1/180s shutter, you can get minimal blur or ghosting, just as long as the ambient light and ISO aren't too high. You'll normally want to use rear curtain on the flash, just in case.

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Enjoying looking over this thread tonight. So many fine pictures.

My favorite? One by Ron Hendriks on page 92. Ron, here in San Diego, I'll keep a sharp eye out for those little light blue things... now that I know for sure that my K-5's autofocus is definitely attracted to them...

See https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/115-pentax-k-5/115277-k-5-sports-photography-92.html
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Baseball! College season is underway, pros start in about a month. Nearby, at UCSD (University of California San Diego), the Tritons hosted Cal State Dominguez Hills tonight. Fun, but don't get too excited... these schools are way down the pecking order, and the 'stadium' lighting is about 1/2 of a pro stadium, if that. But still. You can get close to the field, and it's all very relaxed.

Pentax K-5 IIs, M Manual focus (baseball action is location-predictable), Pentax 200mm lens at f/2.8, 1/1000, ISO 3200. Am finally able to bring in enough light to get nighttime action photos.
But, Murphy's Law at work, I missed a great shot of a slide into home plate -- came out blurred, as I still had the focus set closer for a previous play at first base. What to do? Fine Art! See below, an original work by Jonathon Michael Donahue, entitled 'Home plate: A Meaningful Interaction, 2014'... Artists Print, #1/500,000,000...
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QuoteOriginally posted by jon404 Quote
Print, #1/500,000,000
PayPal ok?
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Dunno -- aren't real artists paid in Bitcoins? Not the bitty little ones, but those giant ones that they have to float over from Japan, from that Nakamoto guy? Anyway, you can buy a 4" x 6" Original Retouched By Assistants Under The Direct Supervision Of The Artist Print, on genuine archival quality Fujifilm Crystal substrate, for only 10 Bitcoins. I will personally oversee the printed image enhancement, using UV-resistant Heavy Clear Acrylic brushstrokes with Titanium White Acrylic highlights, as, via Skype, I direct my assistants in Moldova to produce your masterpiece. And, don't forget, you can also order a 1-Carat Gold Leaf Gallery Quality Frame for a slight additional charge...

As you can see, am really impressed by the late Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light, the only drunken artist who ever urinated on the Winnie-The-Pooh character at Disneyland and then went on to create his Disneyland 50th Anniversary series of prints that brought in millions of dollars. Not so bad!

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QuoteOriginally posted by jon404 Quote
the late Thomas Kinkade
You're certainly in the same league (except for the dead part, of course. ;~)
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K5 still going

More photos from Portugal:

A small cutback in Cascais por Luís_Alves, no Flickr


El rollo in Cascais por Luís_Alves, no Flickr


Bottom turn in Cascais por Luís_Alves, no Flickr

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@luisalves -- sweet! Love that cutback shot. Great photos... surf's up!
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First softball game of the season. All with the KIIs and Sigma 70-200 f/2.8.

















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I'm still using the K-5 "classic". Here a few shots from last weekend with the DA 4/60-250 taken during a Motoball game.
Nice action and lots of fun to watch ...
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It was a beautiful day here yesterday so I made a trip downtown to watch a college baseball game. Best of all, admission was free and the crowd was light so I was able to get shots from various spots including a front row seat on the third base side. The matchup was Harvard vs Michigan State. I decided to take the DA 55-300 since it would be pretty bright. Would have liked to have the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 at times.

























Safe at second



Then out at third




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QuoteOriginally posted by GvilleRick Quote
college baseball game
Nice work!
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