VA football semifinals
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clarence3
Registered: Sep 28, 2008
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Our local teams are out, but my coworker's son's team is still in the running, so I went to their game on Friday night.

I'll be out of town for the regional finals next week. The match up against the team I shot the week before, with the longest win streak in the state (26).

Same setup as last week... 1D Mk4, 200/1.8L + 1.4x TC, 3 speedlites...

1. http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6026.jpg

2. http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6078.jpg

3. http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6094.jpg

4. interception return
http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6111.jpg

5. http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6116.jpg

6. http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6119.jpg



clarence3
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7. http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6147.jpg

8. http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6316.jpg

9. http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6164.jpg

10. http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6195.jpg

11. http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6199.jpg

12. http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6226.jpg



clarence3
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last batch...


13. TD in the very corner of the endzone
http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6229.jpg

14. http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6255.jpg

15. http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6272.jpg

16. Field goals are fairly rare, so the kicker was excited
http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6276.jpg

17. http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6287.jpg

18. http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6304.jpg

19. Thanks for looking
http://loco-photo.com/images/2012-11-16_6151.jpg



andyz
Registered: Jul 17, 2008
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Your use of flash is just the best.



sklar
Registered: May 06, 2010
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you are really getting that flash dialed!
i think this is the best set yet with regards to lighting



Frank Lauri
Registered: Sep 19, 2004
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Clarence....you nailed these. You consistently are a leader on the use of flash with night football. On a lot of these...it looks like someone pulled down a black backdrop to meet the green field. I love the fact you were able to capture the "after" of the kicker. Images are sharp and colors are vibrant. Great series.

If you have any shots of this....could you post a few of your setup.



DennisC
Registered: Jan 08, 2008
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Top shelf



clarence3
Registered: Sep 28, 2008
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Thanks guys.

Frank Lauri wrote:
If you have any shots of this....could you post a few of your setup.


Several shots of my setup in this thread:
football with 3 speedlites



The setup and settings are easy... I just set the camera to M, 1/1000", f/2.8, ISO 3200 and let ETTL do all the work on the speedlites.



Jeff_Stapleton
Registered: Aug 23, 2008
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Clarence, these really pop! Did you pp differently? Great captures man!



Bryan Crowe
Registered: Jul 31, 2004
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By far some of the best use of flash for HS FB Iv'e ever seen. Virtually no shadows.

Great stuff,

Bryan



clarence3
Registered: Sep 28, 2008
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Jeff_Stapleton wrote:
Clarence, these really pop! Did you pp differently?


Nope, I literally copied the LR settings from last week and pasted to the whole batch...

Highlights -25 (to recover any blown whites)
Shadows +25
Whites +25
Blacks -5 (to get the deep blacks back after all that shadow and white boosting)

Clarity +11
Vibrance +11
(that's about the most I can tolerate... I don't like over-saturation)

NR 25

Custom AR for MP (2.166 x 1.6).

Sync to all.

Then go through each one to crop and straighten (and yes, I somehow miss about 25% of the horizons... a few of them I intentionally don't do if a foot or the ball is already too close to the edge, but some of them I just don't notice until I see them here).



Aqualung
Registered: May 19, 2007
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Outstanding work..

Chris



mitesh
Registered: Jun 28, 2005
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Thanks not only for sharing the great pics, but also for sharing your methods!



Russ Isabella
Registered: Jan 30, 2005
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Nice work, Clarence. Colors are really popping.