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02-12-2013, 07:40 AM   #1156
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Thanks Ron, but the K-5 isn't really fast enough for discus this close. Catching the discus as it left his hand was a matter of luck. This is a young boy. An adult would be spinning considerably faster.

Look at these two consecutive shots from earlier in the session (the 2nd I've left uncropped):

The discus is already out of frame. This is with AF-C. With a semi-static sequence like this, (the thrower moves 2 steps forward as they twirl), I may have been better using AF.S for the extra fps. (Not sure how sharp it would be though).

Also I decided after this that it was a waste of frame space to laterally centre the thrower, and changed from Centre-Point Focus to Selected Focus Point (bottom-right point, as used in the 6-shot sequence I posted). I was operating hand-held, but wasn't moving the camera too much.

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I've only done this a few times, since it is the most boring part in athletics (to me). The only interesting image is the one where there is still contact with discuss or swing or ball, or just after it when it left. For that you can focus on the border off the ring, since the man is there when he trows his thing. Just calculate your dept off field and put in the 7 fps.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dosdan Quote
...My son, Kaiea, practising his discus throwing, in preparation for competing in the U11 Boys Discus event at the 2013 Regional Championships on 16-17 Feb 2013.
...I was so busy getting the focus right, I forgot to include his feet!

Great job, I love the last two shots, great timing there and good facial expressions. I would agree that if you need more fps to switch to AF-S, and prefocus.
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I went to a Red Bull sponsored event tonight at the local university called the Red Bull Rail Jam.
Competitors were judged on tricks they could do on and around the rails that had been set up on campus for the event.

All shot wiht a K-5 & Tamron 28-75 2.8 and Sigma ef-510 Super flash














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I went to a Red Bull sponsored event tonight at the local university called the Red Bull Rail Jam.
Competitors were judged on tricks they could do on and around the rails that had been set up on campus for the event.

All shot wiht a K-5 & Tamron 28-75 2.8 and Sigma ef-510 Super flash
Nice work with the Tammy and flash!

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A few shots from the latest dance competition.
K-5 + Sigma 70-200 HSM II, TAV, most at f3.2 1/400 ISO 3200, shot at -.5 EV
NR, Exposure, Contrast, Sharpen all in LR4
















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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
A few shots from the latest dance competition.
K-5 + Sigma 70-200 HSM II, TAV, most at f3.2 1/400 ISO 3200, shot at -.5 EV
NR, Exposure, Contrast, Sharpen all in LR4


Terrific photos all, Crewl1!. For me the standouts were numbers 3, 4 & 8.
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Thanks!
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Basketball Season Retrospective

My daughter's team had a pretty good season but went down in the semi-finals.

We had the benefit of an exchange student from Spain--la nina tiene Juego!





















Fortunately out home gym is well lit. The light gets strange on the road but sometimes makes for interesting effects--this was a classic old gym.







My problem is I shoot too much or more accurately process too much: it gets to be quite a chore sometimes and takes over my photo time. The girls and parents seem to appreciate it, though.

Oh I use the K-5 & Sigma 50-150/2.8, btw

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@dadipentak that is a nice set.


Well I stopt with taking more sportsimages! Just haven't discovered how to take less sportsimages at the moment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dosdan Quote
Thanks Ron, but the K-5 isn't really fast enough for discus this close. Catching the discus as it left his hand was a matter of luck. This is a young boy. An adult would be spinning considerably faster.

Look at these two consecutive shots from earlier in the session (the 2nd I've left uncropped):






The discus is already out of frame. This is with AF-C. With a semi-static sequence like this, (the thrower moves 2 steps forward as they twirl), I may have been better using AF.S for the extra fps. (Not sure how sharp it would be though).

Also I decided after this that it was a waste of frame space to laterally centre the thrower, and changed from Centre-Point Focus to Selected Focus Point (bottom-right point, as used in the 6-shot sequence I posted). I was operating hand-held, but wasn't moving the camera too much.

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Dan, Some nice shots there! For discus (but also high jump) I mainly use single of manual focus and prefocus on where the action is. I get much higher FPS this way.

Cheers -- jaap
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nice set
Thanks, Ron! Now it's on to lacrosse--but the problem there is that the goggles and mouth guards turn those pretty girls into monsters.
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My first try of bouldering photography from above. It was harder than I thought to get climbing action captured This was my favorite one.




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Big powder day at Monarch Mountain, Co yesterday. The whole family played hooky. Fun!
The WR setup was the right one for the day. It was snowing an inch/hour (or more) all day.
K-5 & DA 18-135 WR












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Nice shots Matt. Looks like lots of fun!
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My first try of bouldering photography from above. It was harder than I thought to get climbing action captured This was my favorite one.


wow nice. How hard is it to take Bouldering pictures? In the Netherlands there will be the European championship bouldering this year.
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