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Robin makes a save

By kilo363
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.

Tags: Ice hockey Sports and action

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29 Sep 2010 7:02AM
Well timed shot

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paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2010 7:44AM
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.

kilo363 8 3 Scotland
29 Sep 2010 7:50AM
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
CathR 11 151 564 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2010 9:29AM
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

DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2010 1:36PM
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.
kilo363 8 3 Scotland
29 Sep 2010 1:47PM
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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