This particular photo didn't turn out too well color-wize, but I love the face. The kid with the ball is trying to convert a fast break against a very good player. It isn't going to happen and I think they both know it.
I'm going to try my first reference to an image in the gallery. I hope this works...
Mark, if you just put the link to the jpeg (not the page) in your gallery it will display inline here in the forums. No brackets necessary.
You might want to read this. Also see section III here for another way to link to gallery images. Note that this is a good way to link to images in your gallery that you want to enter in the Moderators Choice contest. Which forums will be chosen each month will not be announced in advance.
Ok, got the link to work. I took this last wrestling season, this kid wrestles in the 103 lb class and only lost two matches all season. Got beat in the first round of the states, but he was a tough little guy. I really need to do some more wrestling, I think.
Hello Cliff, I have been asked to shoot wrestling for the High School match this Sat. What might I look for for shots. I do auto racing but do know about faces and excitment. If you have time to give some pointers it would help me off.
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The irascible and inimitable Coach K, seen here at a home game against NC State in 2004.
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Thanks for your kind comment. No, the player hasn't seen the photo. The high school campus and its sports fields are nearly right out my back door. It's grab the camera and walk out the gate of my backyard and see what's happening - unfortunately not much in December.
Wow, I didn't notice that it wasn't leveled. So you say to use the vertical grid posts to level with then? I did a CCW 1.5 rotate and then used the sharpening technique. You think this makes a big difference? My changes are uploaded using a 1.5 CCW rotate, auto contrast level adjustment, unsharp mask of 20%, 2.0 pixels, and 0 threshold. I also used a selection channel to find edges and make that a little more precise.
While I have not followed the entire thread - I did note that you "wagered" it could be done in Capture - it can in version 4.4.
Click "Image", then "Rotate", then "Straighten" and a window will pop up with a button that says "Draw Level". Click it and draw a line against what the horizon should be using your mouse. After the line is drawn, release the mouse button and the picture straightens to the line drawn. It's easy.