Last Saturday Butte College entered its game with Modesto Junior College with a 4-0 record for the season. It again looked good for the Roadrunners as they raced out to a big early lead and were winning 31-10 at halftime. With a touchdown run early in the fourth quarter Butte built its lead to 38-10 and it appeared that it was all over for the Pirates. Roadrunner fans were shocked when Modesto finally came to life and racked up 28 unanswered points to tie the score at 38 all. Fortunately the Roadrunners were able to come back with a 60-yard drive that resulted in a score to put them ahead 45-38. Not to be undone, the Pirates surged back and were in position to again tie the score when a Modesto player fumbled the ball on the Butte goal line and a Roadrunner player recovered the ball with 34 seconds remaining in the game. Butte held on to seal the victory at 45-38, thereby extending their season record to 5-0.
For a lark I pulled my old D200 out of storage to shoot the first half of the game with 70-300 VR attached. For the second half I went with my D700 with the same zoom. Exposure was manually set with the D200 and aperture-preferred with the D700. The first two photos were taken with the D200 and the remainder with the D700. I had almost forgotten how primitive the D200 is compared with the D700. For reach the crop factor of 1.5 with the D200 was welcome, but on every other count the D700 is superior. The D200 is back in storage until who knows when.
I didn't do it in this case but sometimes when I have a face under helmet in deep shadows I will make a selection of the facial area and then lighten the shadows only in the selection area.
Regarding image editing I'm still using Photoshop Elements. Not long ago I upgraded to Elements 10 from Elements 6. Since I have an iMac and have all of my thousands of images stored in iPhoto I investigated Apple's Aperture, but Lightroom is a better performer. However, moving thousands of images from iPhoto to Lightroom is not a task for the faint of heart. I've thought about leaving all of my existing images in iPhoto and continuing to use Elements for them and installing Lightroom for storing and editing only new images. I didn't get a very enthusiastic response when I proposed such an arrangement in certain quarters, although I am still considering the possibility of doing it. Meanwhile I continue using Elements 10 which seems to be doing a good job for me. I retain the perhaps vain hope that Apple will get on the ball and render Aperture more competitive with Lightroom. With all of the funds that Apple has on hand from the sale of iPads and iPhones they should be able to devote the necessary resources to do it! It's hard to believe, but Aperture still doesn't have the capability to correct lens distortions. Ugh!
Bob, #3 stands out to me, especially compared to #4 which appears over ? The action is very good though.
I understand your pain re moving photos from one app to another. A long time ago I came up with my own cataloging system that has served me well through the years. I can find anything I want within a minute or so. Therefore even though I use Elements, PhotoShop & LightRoom I don't use them to keep track of my work.