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    Some local Judo tournament shots

    Just want to share with you some of my recent photos. I wish the audiences were farther away. But it was only some local tournaments in small gyms, nothing much I could do.

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    Re: Some local Judo tournament shots

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    Re: Some local Judo tournament shots

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    Re: Some local Judo tournament shots

    Very Nice...

    I love the last one. Looking in your opponents eyes and you take them down. Look of dominance.

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    Re: Some local Judo tournament shots

    WOW, those are what you call action shots, there is certainly no lack of that in this series of shots. I like how you didn't forget the little people, the way it looks even the smallest could take me out if needed to. I took Jujitsu when I was a kid and it really helps with confidence.
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    Re: Some local Judo tournament shots

    Hey, thanks guys for looking and leaving your comments !!

    Yeah, some of the little guys they fought hard, too. In fact, I was surprised by some of the leg-pick take-downs some of them were doing. Luckily no injuries to any of those little boys and girls that day. Those little guys are fun to watch.

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    Re: Some local Judo tournament shots

    These are some very nice shots. I would be interested in finding out what equipment and settings were used to get these. Your photos bring back some fond memories. One of the first tournaments I competed in with Karate was the "Battle of Atlanta". This is a very big tournament and all first place trophies were over 6ft tall. It was very interesting watching the little kids receive their trophy and try and walk away with it. They all refused any help and some just dragged them across the floor, Jeff
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    Re: Some local Judo tournament shots

    I like the action of the third picture. You can just see in her face that she is thinking of crap this is going to hurt.
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    Re: Some local Judo tournament shots

    Very cool shots, AE! Some great captures in there... that sport seems to make for a lot of really cool photo ops.
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    Re: Some local Judo tournament shots

    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpaw
    I would be interested in finding out what equipment and settings were used to get these.
    D300 with battery pack. No flash. Auto white balance. ISO1600-3200, mostly 1/500 sec., sometimes down to 1/250sec. I shot wide open with two lenses: Nikon 85 f1.8 and Tamron 17-50 f2.8. I was close to the actions so I didn't need longer lenses.

    Your photos bring back some fond memories.
    Glad to be of help

    Thanks Jeff.

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    Re: Some local Judo tournament shots

    Quote Originally Posted by tward88
    I like the action of the third picture. You can just see in her face that she is thinking of crap this is going to hurt.
    She was being thrown by the girl in the first photo. The match was over in five seconds.

    Thanks for dropping by, Tom.

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    Re: Some local Judo tournament shots

    Quote Originally Posted by brmill26
    . that sport seems to make for a lot of really cool photo ops.
    Yes, it does, with all the big moves, big circular throws...

    Thanks Brad.

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    Re: Some local Judo tournament shots

    Quote Originally Posted by AgingEyes
    D300 with battery pack. No flash. Auto white balance. ISO1600-3200, mostly 1/500 sec., sometimes down to 1/250sec. I shot wide open with two lenses: Nikon 85 f1.8 and Tamron 17-50 f2.8. I was close to the actions so I didn't need longer lenses.



    Glad to be of help

    Thanks Jeff.


    Thanks for letting me know the settings and equipment. I am trying to get some idea of what equipment it would take to get some of the shots you folks are getting and whether I can afford to get interested in these types of shots or just look at what everyone else takes, Jeff
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    Re: Some local Judo tournament shots

    Dang, these are outstanding. Considering the light you usually get in these small gyms and how fast the action can move, you did a fantastic job capturing some great action.

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    Re: Some local Judo tournament shots

    Not just the big moves, the child pretzel caught my eye for potw.
    But it was a tough call, that 5th photo of the second set has a wonderful shape in the throw.
    If the lighting in the girls face in the last one had been different, it could have been a 3-way tie !
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    Re: Some local Judo tournament shots

    Not just the big moves, the child pretzel caught my eye for potw.
    But it was a tough call, that 5th photo of the second set has a wonderful shape in the throw.
    If the lighting in the girls face in the last one had been different, it could have been a 3-way tie !
    Wow, didn't know that it could be so complicated Still, happy that one of the shots got chosen for potw !

    Thank you !!

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