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Shot at the recent Autosport show at the NEC on trade day. I visit each year with my son who owns a garage. TRied various techniques this year including a lot without flash and testing the OS on a new 18/250 Sigma zoom.

This is at ISO3200 - about 1/125 @ f5.6 with no flash. The grittiness is interesting, but rather a good texture for this speed I thought. Imagine trying to do this with film! Push processing, grain like golf balls etc. Lens at mid-range as I remember, about 150mm, so near 200 in effect.

Our modern gear is rather good at what it does.

Paul

Brand:EOS 7D
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:18/250 Sigma
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:My Hero
Username:paulbroad paulbroad
Uploaded:15 Feb 2011 - 8:33 AM
Tags:Face, Man., Portraits / people, Show, Woman
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Philo
Philo e2 Member 464 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2011 - 2:19 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I like this Paul and I am impressed with the performance at ISO 3200 (this is better quality than I get at 800 so some serious camera envy on my partSad).
The shot seems to be pushing the dynamic range of your kit so this is one where shooting in RAW may have yielded a slightly better result?
I love the expression and gaze but I do find the object bottom left a bit distracting.
I have done a simple mod with some noise removal. This made the guy's face too smooth so I painted some grain back in with a layer mask.
Nobody else seems to be commenting Paul so I hope this is useful.
Phil

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom840 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2011 - 2:29 PM

Yes Phill, it is, and thanks a lot. I am not perfect at handling noise yet - something to work on. It interests me that some pictures don't get comment - my gallery stuff rarely gets any comment at all. Not interested in votes, but would like comment, good, bad or otherwise.

When I have a crit session, I work through the images and comment on every one. I think many only comment on those where they can say how good it is - steering clear of those that really need constructive comment. What good is that?

paul

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paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom840 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2011 - 4:56 PM

Good mod, Frank. Works well. Some work went into that. A new manual zoom!

Paul

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