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Local cricket Match in Surrey

Camera:Eos 1d Mk4
Lens:100-400mm L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:FOUR!
Username:f1reblade99 f1reblade99
Uploaded:15 Aug 2010 - 7:02 PM
Tags:Cricket, Sport, Sports / action
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ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2010 - 7:14 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Shame about the fielders arm - but a nice shot good timing (you and the batsman) interesting that the batsman is not watching the ball and he is not rolling his wrists to keep the ball down. So if you were a cricket coach this shot could be quite useful.

Nice work - try cloning ot the fielder maybe?

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f1reblade99
f1reblade99 e2 Member 829 forum postsf1reblade99 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2010 - 8:44 PM


Quote: Shame about the fielders arm - but a nice shot good timing (you and the batsman) interesting that the batsman is not watching the ball and he is not rolling his wrists to keep the ball down. So if you were a cricket coach this shot could be quite useful.

Nice work - try cloning ot the fielder maybe?

If I knew how to do that in photoshop believe me I would. hints appreciated.

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danh  461 forum posts United Kingdom36 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2010 - 10:35 PM

Hint no. 1 - don't do it - it's sports photography, not 'digital manipulation photography'. Work on your positioning in future and, if it's not the natural geography of the area, work on keeping your horizon level. Your shutter speed/aperture could do with being faster too as the movement blur is a bit of a distraction.

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ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2010 - 10:45 PM

Hint No 2 - even the best sports photographers will not think twice about a hard crop to remove an element of an image that doesn't help, so do think about that at least - but I do agree with danh that for some the clone brush is the devils work.

Of course if you can get into a better position then that is preferable - but my guess is that if you could have, you would have!!

I have to say also that the motion blurr on the end of the bat is noticable, but for me I would not want to lose that feeling of rapid movement - the bat tip will indeed be moving very rapidly indeed.

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f1reblade99 e2 Member 829 forum postsf1reblade99 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 7:33 AM


Quote: Hint No 2 - even the best sports photographers will not think twice about a hard crop to remove an element of an image that doesn't help, so do think about that at least - but I do agree with danh that for some the clone brush is the devils work.

Of course if you can get into a better position then that is preferable - but my guess is that if you could have, you would have!!

I have to say also that the motion blurr on the end of the bat is noticable, but for me I would not want to lose that feeling of rapid movement - the bat tip will indeed be moving very rapidly indeed.

HI thanks for the comments, yes the fielder moved as the bowler was running in and I just managed to get this. I am currently restricted on lens choice, (100-400L is) at the moment until I can manage a 400 2.8 & 1.4 x entender.
As for the little bit of blur, personally i think this adds to the picture giving the "Sense of Action".
This is the first match I have shot so as first attempts go I was fairly pleased.

Thanks again.

S

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