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03-31-2021, 10:39 AM   #601
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First of all, thumbs up for lacrosse! Also, too, nice work!

I haven't shot any sports for over a year now and kind of miss it the challenges. The first rule is you never have to apologize for heavy crops, massive noise reduction or blown background highlights. .

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QuoteOriginally posted by GvilleRick Quote
A couple of shots from this afternoon's tennis match. Both with my K1 and DA* 200.


@GvlleRick I always like your sports photos. I have seen so many Devil Dog photos I feel like an honorary fan. Keep them coming.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
First of all, thumbs up for lacrosse! Also, too, nice work!

I haven't shot any sports for over a year now and kind of miss it the challenges. The first rule is you never have to apologize for heavy crops, massive noise reduction or blown background highlights. .
Thanks for the feedback.
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It's nice to have WR body and lens in this weather. The big hood of DFA*85 even keeps lens free from water

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@GvlleRick I always like your sports photos. I have seen so many Devil Dog photos I feel like an honorary fan. Keep them coming.

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Thanks for the feedback.
Thank you! One of the fun things about shooting high school sports is catching a series of shots of big moments for the students. I once got a series of shots of a golfer getting her first birdie. These shots are of a home run in last night's softball game. The first two shots were with my K1ii and Sigma 70-200. I then switched quickly to my K1 and DA*300 for the last shot.

Hard hit ball...


...cleared the fence by a lot.


Pretty happy after rounding second.



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Small College Sports

Finally found where people are posting sports photos on here. I'm a professor at Morningside College (soon to be Morningside University), and part of how I motivate myself to go watch my students play sports is by taking my camera with me. Here's some recent baseball and lacrosse shots. I have a fair amount of experience shooting baseball, but I'm still really new to lacrosse. All shot with K-70 and either the Tamron 70–200 f/2.8 or the DA*300. Sometimes with the HD DA 1.4x teleconverter. Thought my EXIF info was going to come along for the ride, but apparently it didn't.

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Was he safe in the baseball shot?

The benefit of d3 and naia is close access to the field.
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new to lacrosse
Try shooting from behind the goal (but remember, they're shooting, too. )
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Was he safe in the baseball shot?

The benefit of d3 and naia is close access to the field.
Yes, he was! And yes, I used to shoot D3 baseball, which was great. I actually had dugout access but never shot from there since the sight lines just outside (or on top of) the dugout were great and I didnít have to have the coach explain to the other coach why I was shooting from the dugout. Iím hoping that theyíll let me get closer for lacrosse after seeing my body of work. Shooting through the fence is marginally safer, but it really limits what I can get.

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Some old shots from 2012, taken with the K5 in Sydney



... the idea of a speed limit doesn't make much sense for a race ...?

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Nice skateboard shot

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More lacrosse. I am glad we have WR. When I saw the weather forecast I was excited for the rain. (full disclosure I also used an older body / lens and a rain cover rather than completely relying on WR)

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So I have a rule about shooting sports that you really need the face of the person in question to make the shot worthwhile. It's why I have to get myself out of my seat and go down behind the goal when shooting soccer. But rules are made to be broken, right? This one has that great golden hour lighting, and even though my kid is dribbling the ball away from me and I can't see his face, I can see some of the other players, and I just like how this one worked out. Plus with his crazy hair and the 23 on the back I know it's him.
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“Two eyes and a ball” is a rule that is meant to be broken for the right action. Part of what I like about the baseball pic I posted up thread of the third baseman preparing to throw to first and the pitcher ducking is the line from one player to another, even though you don’t see any faces clearly. You do see the ball, and anyone who knows the team will know who the players are.

I think the gesture (both feet fully off the ground, or nearly there) and the hair flowing behind make a strong image in your post, @ThorSanchez. Plus, you see all the other players’ eyes!
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My favorite sport. Hydroplane racing.

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