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02-19-2012, 02:26 PM   #526
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02-19-2012, 02:57 PM   #527
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A couple of shots from the game today. Our local team (red-blue) ended up winning with 9-0 but as other games played today turned out they missed a safe spot by one and will have to face the relegation league. Bummer...











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Here's a shot from one of those dim gyms with that awful lighting. The result is kind of cartoonish but it's a good example of my principle that good action can overcome a lot of technical short-comings.

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I really like this thread so I have been following it. The results are very impressive.

QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
A couple of shots from the game today.
Very clear pictures, did you take these through the protective glass? If so how do you get the pictures so sharp?

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Very clear pictures, did you take these through the protective glass? If so how do you get the pictures so sharp?
Loads of cursing!
Just kidding, all the shots posted are through the glass and I go with a K-5 with the Sigma 70-200 2.8 II (with AF from hell, it suddenly gets stuck and get to go all manual).

For shots away from the glass I use the hood but when shooting through the glass I take it off and try to hold the lens against the glass and as straight as possible. The farther away from the glass you are the more the imperfections will be enhanced. If you angle the lens against the glass the amount of glass between the subject and you will thicker and you'll get loads of flair from inside the glass itself. Also keep looking for a clean spot in the glass that allows you to aim at the places you want to shoot. Funny thing this game by the second period I went to my favorite spot and one minute later a player stopped full-speed and sprayed two whole glasses with snow, I had to move.

Av, 1/500-1/640, f2.8-4 and slight overexposure are my usual settings. The closer the subject through the glass the better the light and distant objects through the glass won't ever be sharp as the plastic eats details, lowers contrast and smears colors. In post-processing I bump up contrast till I almost fill the whole histogram in Lightroom and after that I just boost and lower certain areas of the spectrum as I want. Before fixing exposure and contrast they actually don't look as sharp. I was too lazy to change sharpening settings so all are slight standard in Lightroom.

It's actually pretty easy once you find out the good spots to stand. Though getting the K-5 instead of my K-7 did help a lot.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreassundell/sets/72157629390732553/
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Thanks for the explanation
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I had my first chance to use the Tamron 70-200 at a baseball game this afternoon.



Faster burst mode on the K5 (over the K20D) helped catch shots such as this one.







I shot this from behind the catcher between innings during the warmup.



Not sports related, but on my way home I saw a hawk fly by and land on a light pole so I pulled over and shot a few shots. I forgot that I had been experimenting with shooting at 6MP instead of the full 16MP during the last 10 minutes of the game and forgot to switch back so I didn't get as high res a shot as I would have liked. This shot is a 100% crop from the original.

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So you aren't shooting RAW? Both the Hawk and the catcher from behind anre great shots!

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So you aren't shooting RAW? Both the Hawk and the catcher from behind anre great shots!
I shoot the sports for our school website. I shoot raw for some things but generally use jpg when the lighting is fine since it is faster to get the photos up. I shot about 320 shots and posted about 130 of them. I shot the hawk photos pretty quickly since I was afraid he would fly off. Wish I had hit the raw button. Still pleased with the result.
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A few images of a favourite Australian summer sport taken at a local cricket match with DA*60-250mm.
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Yesterday I visited the Dutch Indoor Atletics championship. I didn't had accreditation to move around on the floor, so just some pictures from the surrounding side. Just tried different things that came along.

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2) Hi-jump champion with 2,21 meter!


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9) An Olympic competitor.


Nice tot do, but you really need to be on the floor. For this even 300mm was sometimes short. Also not much battle since in most disciplines we only have one competitor that can go to international level and thus winning this game easy.

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I kinda like picture Number 7.
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Me again with my football pictures ;D
This time we went abroad to Stockholm in Sweden where our guys were having a go against Djurgården U17, one of the big local teams. Nice weather, just below 0°C, loads of contrast and very slippery ice around the pitch making it difficult to move about.


I personally like a narrow DOF like this, with blurred objects also in the foreground


Again, our coaches and subs nicely blurred in the background and the striker at least trying to look sharp.


He shoots and scores! Dark shadows...


As I've said before, the motion has to be frozen solid to make me happy. This does, maybe also because there's my fav player in the middle going for the ball.


This guy passes to the guy in the back, who ended up scoring the last goal of the match.

Again, K-5 and Tamron 70-200 f2.8 mostly wide open, sometimes f3.2 by mistake. I only shoot RAW these days because of the full adjustability and I don't miss the extra couple of FPS at all.
And our guys won the match which was awesome :-)

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Today I took shots at a tennis match at a high school. All shots were with a K5 and a Tamron 70-200 f/2.8.











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Just a browse true some pictures I made this season off Irmato VCWeert the current champion in the Dutch premiere volleyballeague called Dela League.

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