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Last Ditch Tackle

By Philo  
I took this on Tuesday evening in low light. As a result I had to use max aperture and ISO but still couldn't achieve my desired shutter speed. Clearly not as sharp as my previous football shots but do you think the quality is still acceptable?
I know there are a few distractions in the background but that's just amateur football.

Tags: Football Methley United Sports and action

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banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4270 Canada
19 Apr 2013 8:13PM
Its as sharp as it needs to be where the action is. A little bright for me, so loaded a mod with exposure down a little, contrast up, and used noise reduction which added a touch of sharpening.

danbrann 17 640 17
19 Apr 2013 8:41PM
Just get rid of anything no one wants to see. and follow the advice of banehawi.
Philo 11 99 83 England
19 Apr 2013 9:31PM
Good mod as always, Willie. I wasn't sure about your brightness comments at first but now I see your point.
Sorry, Dan, but I am not cloning out things in sport images but your square crop works.
danh 11 61 36 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 10:34PM
"Not cloning out things" = winner. Grin
JacopoR 8 1 Italy
19 Apr 2013 10:58PM
I've uploaded a mod...I've made a bit darker the shadows and I've increased the green in the midtones to exalt the grass...I've also made a crop paying attention to the rule of thirds Wink

ps: maybe too much saturated
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 8:17AM
It's another pretty good action shot. The area of the action is well portraid, but the background, as you mentioned, is the letdown here. Because there are just a few items in the background, they demamnd attention more than a stand full of people would.

Philo 11 99 83 England
20 Apr 2013 4:40PM
Cheers for the mod, Jacopo, darkening the shadows has helped contrast but blocked up the blacks and, as you say, a bit too saturated.
Paul, I am going to have to insist on the team playing in a proper stadiumWink

Really nice capture of the action, nice timing with the shutter. I dabble with cricket photography and the timing can often make or break.

I think while by photography 'law' the background is a bit cluttered, it does what essentially a sporting image is supposed to do i.e capture a moment as is.

My only question, did he take the ball or the man? Looks like ball but could be either. It adds nicely to the shot!
Philo 11 99 83 England
8 May 2013 4:48PM
Thanks, Robert, I have just come to accept that the background is what it is whilst striving to make it as clean as possible. It was a good clean tackle by the way.
I haven't tried cricket yet but that may well change now that we are in seasonWink

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