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By f1reblade99
Local cricket Match in Surrey

Tags: Cricket Sport Sports and action

Voters: ketch, James_C,


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ketch 8 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
15 Aug 2010 7:14PM
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 9 29 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2010 8:44PM

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.
danh 6 61 36 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2010 10:35PM
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.
ketch 8 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
15 Aug 2010 10:45PM
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.
f1reblade99 9 29 1 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2010 7:33AM

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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