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Old hill against coventry

Camera:Canon
Lens:sigma 75/300
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:hows that
Username:m0ehs m0ehs
Uploaded:23 May 2010 - 5:38 PM
Tags:Cricket, Sports / action
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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 10:13 PM

the timing is absolutely excellent, the shutter speed caturing both the ball and flying stump. the focus is fine.

in many ways, its a shame that the arrangement of elements wasnt working as well for you. the image would have been much stronger if the batsman was facing you, the framing was tighter and the fielder not so close to the side of frame.

it also seems you were shooting against the light which has created a flat overexposed look with very low contrast.

did a quick mod to see if i could alter th contrast a little

regards
Phil

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m0ehs  4 England
23 May 2010 - 10:26 PM

Thanks phil this was my first sports shot, youve given me something to think about
many thanks paul

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CathR
CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 11:37 AM

This is exceptionally difficult photography Paul. To get all the elements to come together is very challenging. You have a very solid basis here for a nice shot but as Phil has pointed out it would be stronger if the elements were arranged a bit better. The ball is quite a way from the batsman and the fielder is right on the edge of the frame.

You can improve the shot if you are willing to do some Photoshopping. In my mod I have moved the ball closer to the batsman using the clone tool. I have then added some extra canvas to the right of the fielder and cloned in the details. I also cropped the shot to get a bit closer to the action.

I wish you good luck for the future, Paul. It's great to have an interest like cricket where you can practise your photography at the same time.

Best wishes

Catherine

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danh
danh  461 forum posts United Kingdom36 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 7:36 PM

Just from my perspective, if you're looking to achieve more in sports photography, avoid 'cheating' with photoshop. It should be about striving to catch the moment, not missing the moment and pretending you did (sorry Catherine, no offence meant).

Other than that the comments provided by others are all relevant to improving your images. Smile

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m0ehs  4 England
18 Jun 2010 - 10:56 PM

Hi thank you for all your comments it is much appreciated hope to improve with all your help

Paul

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