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| p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · WPIAL (HS) Football Playoffs -- Game 1 of 2 Friday night |
Looks like brutal lighting there. I like what you did considering the conditions. These are really good play captures, but they are very dark. Also, at first glance, I thought some of these were soft, but on second glance, did you run pretty high NR on these?
Do you have any other angles of #1. I like the idea and with some PP, I think the image could be stronger, but the band is obviously not in the stands. The caption doesn't make as much sense to a typical viewer when there's a section of empty bleachers in the BG
Hope you are feeling better after your surgery. Glad to see that you are still shooting and posting. That's a good sign.
Let me start by saying that I probaly shouldn't have posted this set, but I wanted to see what it would look like. They were tough lights for sure, but I really put hand-cuffs on the camera. Shot at ISO 12,300 at f/4 (because I put a 1.4 TC on my 300.) On top of that, the shutter speed on many of them is 1/1000. It is hardly the way I would shoot under normal game-night situations. That's why they are dark.
Back-story on number 1....I was walking to my car to go to a second game right before halftime (score 33-3 at that point) and saw this shot. I literally stopped in the middle of a dark street, put the camera to my eye and fired. With a car coming, I quickly moved out of the street and went on to my car as they then walked the other direction. The moment was gone. Wish I had seen it earlier when I could have set up my gear correctly and framed it better, but it wasn't too be. Guess it is one for the "Close but no cigar" category.