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Ice Hockey

By mmz_khan    
This picture was take at The Forks, Winnipeg.
People enjoy Ice Hockey in the most extremist weather…

Tags: Ice Ice hockey Winnipeg Portraits and people Winter sports

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Robert51 13 7 126 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2019 7:58AM
Love action shots as they are never easy to get just right. This really capture that feel and look of the moment.

The mod I have removed the blue cast and also the lights at the top as they just pull the eye away from the subject.
I hope you like it...
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2019 8:51AM
It's a good action shot. Ice hockey is tricky because the players are always looking down...

Technically sound, a large aperture to isolate the player, the shutter speed was just fast enough, you increased ISO to allow it. Focus is where it needs to be. Well done! I suspect that the -2/3 exposure compensation setting was left over from a previous shoot, it would not have been relevant here and in any case would have had no effect as you were using Manual.

Colour is Willie's area, he will be along when Canada wakes up, but I am seeing two competing colours, cold blue plus magenta. This was taken early evening, so we expect cold blues. Looking at the colour reflected on the player's shoulder and the light bulbs top left, the artificial lighting was magenta, which explains a lot. I had a go at toning the effect down a bit but I'm not really satisfied with the result, I might have another try.

I also reduced contrast to get a bit more detail.

The tilt works for me, it suggests unpredictable action. I've uploaded a rotated version for comparison but I don't think that's necessary here.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2019 12:26PM
Or alternatively... I've just had a bit of fun, toned down the blues but boosted the magenta lighting. I rather like it.
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
1 Mar 2019 12:51PM
Nice action shot. Thought for a moment he was wearing a Maple Leafs top!
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
1 Mar 2019 5:37PM
I don't have any issues with the tilt - it adds an active look to the already active pose.

Exposure is a little under - my feeling is that there should be some real highlights in this, and that plus 1/3 would have been better than -2/3, although it depends where you metered from, and I note that you were using manual exposure in any case.

The other thing is white balance: again, my eye really wants to see some of the white a really pure white, even under mixed lighting.

My mod is yet another option.
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2019 8:12PM
Best part of a stop under exposed resulting in the typical colour castes. He doesn't look like expect an ice hockey player to look, all padding and protection. Was he just practicing.

I suspect you spot metered from he wrong tone. something too light. You must meter from an !85 equivalent tone or apply compensation. You are on manual here, so the -2/3 has no effect anyway.

3 Mar 2019 6:16AM
Thanks Everyone for your comments and Mode.

Moira @ Exposure compensation was from previous shot. it was too cold to check and reset the setting....

Banehawi @ Pcture was take in Winnipeg. So he is Winnipeg Jets Fan....

Dudler @ Exposure was taken from his shoulder.

Paul @ He was playing all by himself. Most probably waiting for his other friends to join to play later.

Thanks and Regards

dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
3 Mar 2019 1:07PM
Thank you for the information about where you took the reading. Of course, you'd then need to add around two stops of exposure.

There's no perfect answer for exposure in fast-moving situations with varying light: but the best compromise will be either Aperture priority (for me) or Shutter priority (for many sports specialists) and matrix metering, with some compensation to take account of either dark or light backgrounds: looking down on the ice would lead to plus a stop, perhaps.

Manual is a brave choice, and requires a willingness to adjust all the time, gloves or no gloves...
4 Mar 2019 5:19AM
Thanks Dudler for the advice. Will try to follow it....

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