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Post by Psjunkie » Thu May 24, 2018 2:07 am

tired of these....general thoughts???
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Post by davechinn » Thu May 24, 2018 8:27 am

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tired of these....general thoughts???


I never get tired of these Frank !!! When it comes to action shots, if the main subject is sharp and in focus, there is never a dull moment. They're all different in some sort of way because of the action, facial expression and composition. Believe it or not, I wouldn't have thought or considered B&W, but this turned out very well. I do love the processing of the conversion and I say keep them coming as long as you like, color or B&W.
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Post by PietFrancke » Thu May 24, 2018 10:51 am

I'm with Dave, he said it well. Love the expressions - those kids are INTENT

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Post by Psjunkie » Thu May 24, 2018 12:45 pm

Mr. Chinn..Piet, thank you both very much for comment.. I liked the action in this one but both team colors were a bit drab…that spurred me to go b/w…I still didn’t care much for it so thought to add the fog..I think it gave the image just enough mood to satisfy me….

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Post by Duck » Fri May 25, 2018 7:39 pm

Through experimentation we tend to learn new things. Personally, I like this effect and have used variations of this technique a few times. One of my favorites is of an old model T truck where I used a sepia tone to fade out the background. It was taken at a car show so I wasn't trying to recreate an antique photo, just give it a flavor.

A local sports photographer has used similar techniques in the past but he makes collages and often incorporates some kind of paint splash border rather than keeping the straight edges of the frame. If you are less than satisfied with this results maybe these notes will give you ideas.

As for this image in particular; I am in agreeance that it really enhances the action of the players (including the goalie). I like it.
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Post by Psjunkie » Sat May 26, 2018 11:50 am

Good to hear your comment and suggestion Duck....thank you

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Post by Charles Haacker » Sat May 26, 2018 2:10 pm

Like it very, very much. Tremendous action, hair flying, focused, intent, plus (incidentally) a terrific example of what a camera plus finishing can do that the eye cannot. (OK)
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Post by Psjunkie » Sat May 26, 2018 5:55 pm

Thank you Chuck...

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Post by minniev » Sun May 27, 2018 3:16 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 2:07 am
tired of these....general thoughts???
I never get tired of your soccer pictures, partly because they are familiar and partly because they are better than mine. I like the isolation you've created with the blur effect and the monochrome conversion. The biggest problem I encounter is the inability to isolate - the background is full of parents, chairs, trash cans, porta potties, signs, fencing, and then there's the dozen or so kids. You do a good job of turning these into frame-worthy items.

Very small nit - there is a patch of bush above the head of the kid in the background that could use blurring/lightening to separate it from the kid's hair.
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun May 27, 2018 4:44 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 4:40 pm
minniev wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 3:16 pm
Very small nit - there is a patch of bush above the head of the kid in the background that could use blurring/lightening to separate it from the kid's hair.
Thank you for the vote of confidence and especially for the nit, just what I'm looking for....

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