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    More high school B-ball tournament action

    Oroville HIgh played Lassen High in the first of two tournament games I shot on December 20. Oroville displayed less than stellar form in a tournament I attended earlier in the month, so I decided to concentrate on Lassen in this game. Oroville played much better ball in this contest and edged Lassen 61-60.

    All shots were taken with D700 + 80-200 f/2.8 except #1 shot with 50 mm. f/1.8.


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    I got a big kick out of watching this little guy shooting baskets during the halftime break.
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    Here he is sharpening his shooting skills.
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    Re: More high school B-ball tournament action

    Super work Bob! Love #3 and #5 is a real great expression and catch on the little guy. I'm taking a little Christmas break to spend time with the kids and grandkids. Hope to get back shooting basketball next week.
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    Re: More high school B-ball tournament action

    Thanks, Larry. I'm appreciating my 80-200 more this year for capturing basketball action. Am using it half of each game, but it's responsible for more than half of my keepers.


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    Re: More high school B-ball tournament action

    The 80-200 range is such a wonderfully diverse lens on the full frame cameras. It is very hard to beat. I shoot two cameras as you know and the the 70-200 never comes off along with a shorter zoom on the second camera.
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    Re: More high school B-ball tournament action

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer View Post
    The 80-200 range is such a wonderfully diverse lens on the full frame cameras. It is very hard to beat. I shoot two cameras as you know and the the 70-200 never comes off along with a shorter zoom on the second camera.
    Larry,

    In my younger days I used to carry around two cameras plus a camera bag with extra lenses. Not so in my later years. Now I like to go as light as possible. I have a bag--sometimes two--to transport the stuff to the shooting site, but when I'm actually taking photos I carry only one camera and at most, only one extra lens. Most of the time I am shooting without any extra lenses on my person. The cameras and lenses are heavier now than they used to be, so the "Light Is Right" approach works for me in the senior years.

    I'd appreciate your additional feedback re my 12/16 post titled "More shots from basketball tournament." Some guy reported that my shots "resonate with a harshness that's not working for me." I replied that I didn't understand his comment and asked him to elaborate, but he disappeared from the scene without ever responding. I still don't know what he was taking about. You didn't mention any "harshness" when you reviewed these photos on 12/17. Please review them again and give me your honest opinion whether there's some "harshness" issue that I need to deal with.


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    Re: More high school B-ball tournament action

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    Larry,

    In my younger days I used to carry around two cameras plus a camera bag with extra lenses. Not so in my later years. Now I like to go as light as possible. I have a bag--sometimes two--to transport the stuff to the shooting site, but when I'm actually taking photos I carry only one camera and at most, only one extra lens. Most of the time I am shooting without any extra lenses on my person. The cameras and lenses are heavier now than they used to be, so the "Light Is Right" approach works for me in the senior years.

    I'd appreciate your additional feedback re my 12/16 post titled "More shots from basketball tournament." Some guy reported that my shots "resonate with a harshness that's not working for me." I replied that I didn't understand his comment and asked him to elaborate, but he disappeared from the scene without ever responding. I still don't know what he was taking about. You didn't mention any "harshness" when you reviewed these photos on 12/17. Please review them again and give me your honest opinion whether there's some "harshness" issue that I need to deal with.


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    Hi Bob,

    I didn't disappear, I'm on vacation and have not had much time to get back to you.

    These shots are the same. The compositions are great but there is something odd about the IQ. The best example is #4. Look at his hair, the shine on it looks like frosting. The edge of his skin has that same frosted look. His face looks modeled and the skin tone looks un natural ( maybe ashen is the best description). Shot #1 has similar issues. I have a sense that you are taking these observations personally. I don't mean it that way. These are just observations. I have taken a look at them with 3 different monitors and they all show mw the same thing.

    Just trying to be helpful.
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    Re: More high school B-ball tournament action

    Quote Originally Posted by jacobovs View Post
    Hi Bob,

    I didn't disappear, I'm on vacation and have not had much time to get back to you.

    These shots are the same. The compositions are great but there is something odd about the IQ. The best example is #4. Look at his hair, the shine on it looks like frosting. The edge of his skin has that same frosted look. His face looks modeled and the skin tone looks un natural ( maybe ashen is the best description). Shot #1 has similar issues. I have a sense that you are taking these observations personally. I don't mean it that way. These are just observations. I have taken a look at them with 3 different monitors and they all show mw the same thing.

    Just trying to be helpful.
    Shal,

    I have to report that these images look fine to me. The problem you perceive may exist, but it is not apparent to me at all. I donít know how apparent this issue might be to others. So far you are the only one who has brought it up. On another website thereís a forum Iím aware of where photos can be posted to receive technical advice from experienced photographers. On that forum I plan to post the images you have specifically referred to and request a critique in an attempt to get to the bottom of this issue.

    In the meantime I'm in somewhat of a dilemma, because it's difficult to know how to deal with a supposed problem when no problem is apparent to deal with in the first place!

    Bob

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    Re: More high school B-ball tournament action

    I feel that it is just a matter of taste in the way you and Shal choose to process and exhibit your work. Doesn't make one right the other wrong, just different. You and I choose to process and exhibit differently but we can enjoy each other's work just the same.
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