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first medibank international tennis pics

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by diane_75, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. diane_75

    diane_75 Member

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    hi guys,

    i went to the first day of the medibank international today, and got a few decent pics with my 7D + 70-200 f2.8.

    i seem to have gotten quite a few backhand shots though, so i'll be trying to get more variety in the coming days.

    any CC appreciated. here they are:

    1. dent with a nice backhand:
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    2. dent serving it up:
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    3. gil dealing with a hot day:
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    4. dent firing another backhand:
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    5. gil cracking a forehand:
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    6. sweeting with a 'sweet' backhand:
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    7. wilson!!! chela with a backhand:
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    8. sweeting firing another backhand:
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    9. the the ball is an egg! chela with a backhand:
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    10. sweeting with another backhand:
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    cheers,

    d.
     
  2. cbb1935

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    Some nice shots you've got there, but I'm confused as to why you've got blurring given the EXIF data of the shots. With that sort of gear I would have thought you'd get perfectly clear shots without any ghosting.

    I was also going to ask how you managed to get the lens in, however I noticed they have relaxed the rules this year somewhat.

    Lenses greater than 200mm aren't allowed (so up to 200mm are fine), whereas previously that was 100mm.

    Anyway, the action shots are quite good. Do you have it set to manual focus point, or auto, as that *may* be why some areas are blurred slightly.

    Bottom line though, thanks for the shots.

    I'm going to see if my uncle can get me some tickets as he officiates for the MIS :)
     
  3. Fred

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    Nice shots, I like the ball compression in 5 & 9, what sharpening are u using? If you are processing raw using ACR I would try and get a little more detail in the faces by using fill light.
     
  4. terryand

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    I don't think the player would agree.

    Good job considering you don't get much lighting options.

    Terry.
     
  5. GOATMAN!!!

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    Lol, "Fill light" is also post processing option... He's not talking a physical light.
     
  6. altorus

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    Nice set. I'd look at culling some of the samey photos for public display, but very good all round. I'd love to be there blasting away at 8 FPS :)

    So what sort of settings were you using in the end?
     
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    meter for the face so they are lit would be my suggestion, and back shots dont do anything for photos.

    hope you had fun, today will be busy
     
  8. terryand

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    Excuse my lack of PP knowledge, i guess I'm old school.

    Terry.
     
  9. GOATMAN!!!

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    Heheh, I had a little chuckle at the idea of some amateur getting someone to go down to the court with a reflector or wireless flash. "''scuse me mr tennis player, I'm just gonna shine this in your eyes, you're cool with that right?" :)
     
  10. ^catalyst

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    Look a bit cold and underexposed to me.
     
  11. tomtom1

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    Like the poses and framing, well done!

    As mentioned, most of the faces are shaded. Fill light in pp may help a bit but you lose too much contrast if you bump it too far. It's not always possible at busy events like this, but you can try to walk to the opposite side of the court and take photos from another angle where your subjects are frontlit rather than backlit.
     
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    diane_75

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    thanks for all the feedback guys - i've had 3 big days at the tennis, so i haven't really had time to reply yet - tomorrow i hope to reply to your specific points/queries and post some more pics!

    cheers,
     
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    diane_75

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    finally, some feedback from me! i've been at the medibank, had visitors, and i was just at the open! a busy, but fun, time!

    be great to have everything sharp as a tack, but i don't think it's always possible with the speed at which the racquet/ball is moving. i've noticed blurring in some of the pro shots too...

    whereabouts can i find that option in CS2?

    yeh, i learnt after the first day - i have more variety now. the settings I was using 'most' of the time were: 1/2000, f8, partial metering, 'cloudy' or 'daylight' for WB, ISO 1000-1600, ... that was about it. i don't think i've got it quite right yet though - feedback welcome.

    i was using partial metering, does that sound right? i tried the other metering options (evaluative, spot), but found this one to provide the best results.

    hmm, any suggestions for how to resolve that with PP, or at the time?

    where can i find fill light in CS2? yeh, walking around to get better light is sometimes pretty difficult. i've started using the shadow/highlight option in CS2, which i think has helped... (see day 2+ photos).
     
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    some new pics... an extra one from day 1:

    11. gil with a backhand return:

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    day 2 pics:

    12. gasquet stretching out:

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    13. lopez trying to return a backhand:

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    14. gasquet didn't hear a let:

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    15. lopez serving:

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    16. lopez thinks it's a nailbiter:

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    17. stosur and those arms!:

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    18. stosur and those arms!:

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    19. lindahl turning inside out:

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    20. baghdatis trying to make the ball sit still:

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    CC welcome, cheers,
     
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    Great shot, great arms.

    Sorry I did not check the exif of the file, you will need CS4. I am suprised that you can edit 7D raw files using CS2, do you convert first. Adobe made sure you had to upgrade to CS4 to edit 5D MkII raw files.
    As mentioned "fill light" will lower contrast, increase noise but does not affect highlights.
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    ah, thanks for providing further detail on that one! looks like i will need to upgrade. i confess to only shooting in JPEG atm, pretty much because i don't have a raw editor...
     
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    day 3 pics:

    21. querrey's running forehand:

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    22. querrey with a forehand:

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    23. querrey playing peek-a-boo:

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    24. querrey's backhand:

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    25. benneteau stretching for a forehand:

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    26. benneteau crouching:

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    27. benneteau with one on the chest:

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    28. benneteau eyeing the ball:

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    29. fish with a backhand:

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    30. 'ball' with a forehand:

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    31. 'ball' with a crazy angle on the racquet:

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    32. fish backhand part 1:

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    33. fish backhand part 2:

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    feedback welcome!

    cheers,
     

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