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01-08-2013, 06:37 PM   #1111
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Wow, I just got Lightroom upgraded to 4 and PS Elements and what a difference between Lightroom only editing!

Finally I can get more pop to the pics, here's a quick fix of an old edit:

From this (Lightroom 3.6):


To this after extra PP in Elements:
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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
Wow, I just got Lightroom upgraded to 4 and PS Elements and what a difference between Lightroom only editing!
Right - until v4 I didn't even like LR enough to seriously consider using it. And now that Capture One's been further improved in v7 I'll probably continue to not use it!

But at least LR4's new engine is quite nice now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
Wow, I just got Lightroom upgraded to 4 and PS Elements and what a difference between Lightroom only editing!

Finally I can get more pop to the pics, here's a quick fix of an old edit:

From this (Lightroom 3.6):


To this after extra PP in Elements:
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What did you do in elements? Since you can also do a lot in LR, but true not everything.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
What did you do in elements? Since you can also do a lot in LR, but true not everything.
I tried using filters and different sharpening techniques and found it way easier to work with the tone in Elements. Also to work with selected parts of the image was way easier. But of course, it's a slower workflow and not for deadlines.

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Maybe I'm wrong but I consider these dancers athletes (or maybe we should start a different thread for K-5 for dance?)
These were primarily taken with the Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM II in poor HS gym lighting in TAV mode @ f3.5 and anywhere from 1/200-1/400 sec, ISO hovered around 2500-3200. In LR4 the pictures required a touch of white balance shift, a little noise correction and a bump of exposure since I was running about .5 stops negative exposure comp to be able to keep the shutter speed up and ISO down.
More photos here if you are interested Aliso Dance Classic 2013 Photos by crewl1 | Photobucket





















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A bunch of shots from the Surahammar win over Tierp on the 9th of January. This was the last game of their winning streak (in the relegation series, the series get split after New Year) as they recently lost an away game. The game is a record game for the team with many new records in the penalty category, as an example 215min was dealt out that game.

Two pics from a goal by the away team
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Followed by one of a save by the home goalie
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It's not a very good pic technically as it is far away through the plexi glass, which eats quality. But this pic was probably the most appreciated one from that game as it was a highlight worthy perfect hit that sent the player flying and had him downed for quite some time.
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And a goal for the home team. I find it a bit hard to get the faces of the scoring players together with the goal with a wider angle. I need some work with my new super-cheap Sigma 24-70/2.8 DG lens. It works pretty good wide as you can see but F2.8 at 70mm is as bad as reviews say, maybe for soft portraits? Also shooting wide angle through plexi glass brings out every spot on the glass despite holding the lens to the glass.
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Article from the team site: Holmgång i Surahallen! - Surahammars IF - Ishockey - IdrottOnline Klubb
And on a news site: Ingen höjdarmatch men tre poäng för Sura | Magazin24.se: Västra Mälardalens största nyhetssajt
I would have gotten one in the local newspaper but as they hadn't answered about the deadline I missed it. Now I know their schedule.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Maybe I'm wrong but I consider these dancers athletes (or maybe we should start a different thread for K-5 for dance?)
These were primarily taken with the Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM II in poor HS gym lighting in TAV mode @ f3.5 and anywhere from 1/200-1/400 sec, ISO hovered around 2500-3200. In LR4 the pictures required a touch of white balance shift, a little noise correction and a bump of exposure since I was running about .5 stops negative exposure comp to be able to keep the shutter speed up and ISO down.
More photos here if you are interested
Of course you can call them athletes in my eyes. There is way to much judging what is a sport and what isn't, like some are better than others.
Really nice ones, with the same lens as I use! You caught both the faces and the interesting moments. I would bump the colors/contrast a bit though to give them a bit more of an artistic "pop".
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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
Of course you can call them athletes in my eyes. There is way to much judging what is a sport and what isn't, like some are better than others.
Really nice ones, with the same lens as I use! You caught both the faces and the interesting moments. I would bump the colors/contrast a bit though to give them a bit more of an artistic "pop".
Thanks for the tip VisualD, I have a lot to learn re PP so appreciate any advice I can get. I'll take a shot at re doing them, but if you want to try any to give me an idea I would be grateful.

One thing I found interesting was some of the costumes I think would have caused moire problems with the K-5IIs, such as the team group above.
With the K-5 even at 100% the pin stripes look clean, so I guess I'm glad I have the K-5 from that perspective.

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A little skiing. Non-competitive free skiing in this case.
K-5 & 18-135 testing the lower limits of it's cold resistance. Light was pretty flat too. Challenging day for ski photos.




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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Maybe I'm wrong but I consider these dancers athletes
Dancers certainly are athletic. I reckon action, and well as sports, is fine here.

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Maybe I'm wrong but I consider these dancers athletes (or maybe we should start a different thread for K-5 for dance?)
These were primarily taken with the Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM II in poor HS gym lighting in TAV mode @ f3.5 and anywhere from 1/200-1/400 sec, ISO hovered around 2500-3200. In LR4 the pictures required a touch of white balance shift, a little noise correction and a bump of exposure since I was running about .5 stops negative exposure comp to be able to keep the shutter speed up and ISO down.



More photos here if you are interested Aliso Dance Classic 2013 Photos by crewl1 | Photobucket
This is sports to me. The one image I put in the quote is a good one for K-5 IIs to test it on moire I think.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
This is sports to me. The one image I put in the quote is a good one for K-5 IIs to test it on moire I think.
Thanks Ron. I thought the same thing when I saw these, but I only have K-5 classic myself.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Thanks Ron. I thought the same thing when I saw these, but I only have K-5 classic myself.
A fine set, Crewl1!
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Thanks dosdan and jva59
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It is in dutch, but I'm starting to get some publications around my upcoming photo exhibition:

The picture made with K-5 and Sigma 70-200mm.



Some more coming soon.
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