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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Winter Track (3) - C&C Please


A few from today. Every time I shoot indoors I get a greater appreciation for all who shoot basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and the other dungeon-based sports...

All taken with a Canon 60d, 70-200 f/4 IS, manual at f/4 and 1/500.

Any comments or suggestions for processing, framing or anything else greatly appreciated.

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01062013 007-1 by bobteixeira, on Flickr

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01062013 009-1 by bobteixeira, on Flickr

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01062013 024-1 by bobteixeira, on Flickr

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Jan 07, 2013 at 01:52 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Winter Track (3) - C&C Please


#3 is the best of the three. The other BG's are bad...

Frank



Jan 07, 2013 at 02:26 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Winter Track (3) - C&C Please


White balance could use some tuning...


Jan 07, 2013 at 03:34 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Winter Track (3) - C&C Please


In general, not too bad with the gear you've got. For the first two shots I'd suggest dragging the shutter a bit. Pull it down to something like 1/100th, which should help get rid of some of the background distraction and create an 'artful' blur with the hands and feet. For the third shot, sit on the track so your lens axis is about waist level on the athlete. If you can get lower, go for it. We try to shoot from the external steeple pits at tracks that have them to give a sense of the height and power of the sport. Failing that, we've been known to lie on edge of the track and handhold the front end of the lens up a couple of inches. Whitebalance might be off... two tricks: 1) manually set it before festivities start; 2) set it in post off either the athlete number or lane lines.


Jan 07, 2013 at 04:37 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Winter Track (3) - C&C Please


I don't know what you are using for editing. But all of your photos have white balance issues. Likely from lights. Here I took your first photo, opened it in Lightroom. Picked the grey hoodie in the background and used it to set the white balance.


8355340967_f23991a0af_c by MattOphotog, on Flickr

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Winter Track (3) - C&C Please


Thanks to all for the help. I really appreciate it.

Denis and Matt - thanks for the eye on WB. I need to get better at that. Matt - your version is excellent. Thanks for the suggestion.

cocodrillo - thanks for the suggestion on slower shutter speed to blur the background. I'll try that at the next meet. I don't think there's a big enough f/stop to blur it given distance between me and the runners and the runners and the background.

I appreciate your help.

Bob.



Jan 07, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Winter Track (3) - C&C Please


hey Bob, I did just what @cocodrillo suggested at Reggie Lewis in 2011 (w/ a custom WB)...a few examples...at 1/80

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Jan 07, 2013 at 02:33 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Winter Track (3) - C&C Please


Chris - great shots and great examples of dragging / panning.

Thanks for sharing them.

Bob.



Jan 08, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Winter Track (3) - C&C Please


Bob was gonna say The Reggie Lewis Center isn't too bad to shoot in... But then saw the 70-200 f4... As the others have stated drop the shutter speed, it helps for the distance and mid distance runs to give a sense of speed. Which looks as though the 3 shots you posted are from the 1600/3200 as thats the only time you'll see lanes 14/15... As for the sprints do what you can its a short time likely under 7 seconds on the 55 and under 8.5 for the hurdles...

Been a while since I've been there but looks the same from the shots you posted.



Jan 08, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Winter Track (3) - C&C Please


Thanks for the response. Yes, the RLC is much better than the home track at their school. And correct on this being a longer distance run - it was the 1000. My daughter typically runs the 1000 or 600, and only occassionally runs the 4x200, so the slower shutter speed applies to most of the races I'll see her run.

Thanks again.

Geoffrey Bolte wrote:
Bob was gonna say The Reggie Lewis Center isn't too bad to shoot in... But then saw the 70-200 f4... As the others have stated drop the shutter speed, it helps for the distance and mid distance runs to give a sense of speed. Which looks as though the 3 shots you posted are from the 1600/3200 as thats the only time you'll see lanes 14/15... As for the sprints do what you can its a short time likely under 7 seconds on the 55 and under 8.5 for the hurdles...

Been a while since I've been there but looks
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Jan 09, 2013 at 03:14 AM





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