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F2.8
ISO 4500

Another shot of the same goalie as yesterday, this time making a save. I've just managed to catch it with him stopping the puck with his stick and a little bit of the ice spray from the pucks movement, and him in mid movement.

Shot in RAW and manual white balance set later. There is a 50/50 mix of sodium and tungsten lights at this ice and getting it right is a challenge.

I'm shooting a pro game at a bigger, better lit arena on Friday, fingers crossed.

Camera:Nikon D3s Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Robin makes a save
Username:kilo363 kilo363
Uploaded:29 Sep 2010 - 6:23 AM
Tags:Ice hockey, Sports / action
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partha123
partha123  4 India
29 Sep 2010 - 7:02 AM

Well timed shot

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom825 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2010 - 7:44 AM

A decent shot well taken. I often think it is better to leave the WB on auto when lighting is mixed. The best effect can be with the mixed lighting, particularly at shows and similar where the lighting colour is part of the presentation.

The action here is a bit confused to someone who knows nothingg of the sport - took a while to spot the puck - if thats the right term.

Paul

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kilo363
kilo363  4 Scotland
29 Sep 2010 - 7:50 AM

Thanks both. I find that the auto wb at this location is way to warm. Others are different and i often use it at concerts

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CathR
CathR  7138 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2010 - 9:29 AM

Yep, a nice shot. The speed with which the players and the puck move must make this a very difficult sport to get anything decent. So well done, good shot.

Best wishes

Catherine

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2010 - 1:36 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

A very good shot with superb timing. It doesn't seem quite as sharp as your previous upload, though — there's noticeable blur on the glove holding the stick, for example, and the helmet grille is a bit soft.

Since you're shooting at very high ISO and there's not much noise visible, I wonder if you were a bit aggressive on the noise reduction? That tends to produce a bit of softness because the algorithms can't perfectly separate noise from detail. I'd rather see a sharp, slightly noisy image than a soft but noiseless one.

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kilo363
kilo363  4 Scotland
29 Sep 2010 - 1:47 PM

Thanks I didn't do any noise reduction on this at all other than what lightoom does as default. I was experimenting with the D3s capabilities which in a word are awesome

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