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    Up and Over

    We don't get many sports pictures here on critque so I decided to give you guys something rip. I love sports photography, but don't get a chance to do the kind of events I'd really like to photograph. Mostly youth and high school stuff around me. At any rate I attended my first track meet of the spring yesterday afternoon, I have a few for you to pass judgement on.
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    Re: Up and Over

    seems like you got a mirror lens, am i right?
    all 3 pic's timing is excellent~I used to do tons of sports photograhy for my high school's yearbook, and these kinda pic are exactly what yearbook people love to see~my only critiqe would be the BG color can be boost up a little~

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    Re: Up and Over

    Quote Originally Posted by hellinvader
    seems like you got a mirror lens, am i right?
    all 3 pic's timing is excellent~I used to do tons of sports photograhy for my high school's yearbook, and these kinda pic are exactly what yearbook people love to see~my only critiqe would be the BG color can be boost up a little~
    Thanks for the comments. I did my first sports photos for my college yearbook but that was many years ago and 95% b&w. Two of these were shot with the 80-200 at 200 and the long jump was with a 28-70mm at 70mm laying on the ground at the end of the pit. As for the back ground I had purposely darkened them to allow the athletes to stand out a little more. Thanks for your comments they are much appreciated..
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    Re: Up and Over

    Those are excellent action shots, and you managed to capture these at just the right moment. My only nitpic is that the colors are slightly flat, other than that I love them.
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    Re: Up and Over

    the second one looks slightly over-saturated... everything else is really sweet

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    Re: Up and Over

    Nice sports shots, I tend to think the colors can be boosted a bit also, some of the shots look a little lusterless. I hope you didn't get any sand in your camera from the long jump pit. Overall good shots

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    Re: Up and Over

    Thanks to all who commented. As usual in a situation like this it was less than perfect condition to shot under. Bright sun at at the top of vault heavy shadows on the take off, runner going in and out of the shadows down the stretch. But no rain so who am I to complain. I didn't really notice about the flatness of color, I'll have to watch that. Thanks again for your input.
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