I'd like to see what some fellow Nikonians have been doing lately in this forum. If you have a shot you've done recently that you like a lot, post it with comments. It doesn't have to be technically or artistically perfect-just appealing to you. Please tell us why you like it. What makes it special to you? Here's one I shot a few weeks ago showing the celebration after a trophy presentation for a championship season. Although it's not a technically great shot, I like it because it captured the feeling on the field at the time. Another reason I like it is because my son plays on that team and this was the fourth year in a row that they won the trophy. Nikon D1h, lens:Nikkor AF 18-35 f3.5, aperture priority, 1/160 at f4.5, matrix metering. Comments welcome.
ron looks like it posted okay, so i'll try another. the first by the way was of an arena football cheerleader. the riptide is san diego's entry. they play their games in the antiquated sports arena with terrible lighting. the reason i mention it is because i have to utilize 1600 iso on the d1 classic and my 70-200vr. not the greatest of shots, but was just anxious to post. definitely need higher shutter speeds on both shots. http://www.sandiegoriptide.com/~photos/6142003/ron/dsc_2119_std.jpg
>ron looks like it posted okay, so i'll try another. the >first by the way was of an arena football cheerleader. the >riptide is san diego's entry. they play their games in the >antiquated sports arena with terrible lighting. the reason >i mention it is because i have to utilize 1600 iso on the d1 >classic and my 70-200vr. not the greatest of shots, but was >just anxious to post. definitely need higher shutter speeds >on both shots. >http://www.sandiegoriptide.com/~photos/6142003/ron/dsc_2119_std.jpg
To the Victor, the Spoils shot a lot of boxing this weekend at various venues. for this particular fight, i was not able to get ringside. rather, i was fairly high up. i took out my trusty 70-200vr attached to my trusty D1 and shot away, not really knowing whether i was too far or whether the focus would be good. of all the shots, i kinda liked this one best.
The summer tournament season is starting up and rather than the challenge of dark NW conditions, I am faced with bright sunny days with high contrast. I’ll take the blown highlights while staying warm over the cold dark winter days and thier slow shutter speeds and noise any day.
Hopefully next week. Keep this thread on top or I'll forget
Went to an airshow and shot a load of film, should be something interesting on it... Won't be able to tell camera though, switched between my F80 and F100 during the action as the rolls filled up, reloading during lulls
any size is fullframe for a given definition of frame
since i'm having so much trouble in posting, the pictures appear for a brief period and then disappear, i'm pasting a link to photoreflect where i've posted some boxing shots from the big lennox lewis fight the other night. rather than ringside, most of the photographers were placed in the nosebleed section. had i known there was going to be that much room, i would have brought my tripod and the 600afs. as it was, i was sitting there next to a photographer from the LA Times on one side and one from Der Spiegel on the other, both had elephant gun lenses. I had only brought my monopod and the 300f4 afs. the shots were extreme blowups, but i had confidence in the sharpness of the 300. i do know that i was getting some looks, the same looks maybe that i sometimes give when i'm next to someone on the ring mat shooting a fight and the guy next to me is holding a miniature sony point and shoot. i hate to be that way but i think underneath it all maybe we all have a little of that within us.
Hmmm - not to spoil the celebration thread ... but here is a pic of my son a couple of years ago at age 4 ... tried getting in tight for this shot to show his concentration, focus and intesnity - which is pretty rare for a four year old (I know, I coached the team - most of the kids main focus were killing bugs on the field - gotto love 'em!). The shot is unedited since Elements has not arrived yet. Shot fully manually with my Nikon FM, 70-210 Nikon Series E lens, Kodak Royal Gold 200, hand-held.
Since BigAl96 switched to basball here is a shot behind homeplate (and wire fenc I took this spring using a F100; Nikkor 300mm 2.8 AFS tele; monopod; polarizer; Afga Optima II 200 ISO. Shot at 1/600 @ f2.8. The compression of the 300mm makes the pitcher appear to be pitching from 15 feet from homeplate. I wanted to catch his facial expressions and the ball. NCAA game, Gulf South Conference. NO comments about the misspelling of photography. I have heard about it enough from the players. To those that might be interested, though I had a press pass I didn't use it. All I did was ask the home team head coach for permission to shoot inside the fence. I worked the majority of the game inside the field working the foul lines. Of course this is not LSU or Cal Fullerton, but it was a NCAA game.
I took this at last years Network Q rally in the middle of a forest. It was the worst conditions I have ever shot in - overcast, raining, windy and bloody cold. I was shooting wide open on my 80-200 f2.8 all day.
Thanks Victor. It was one of only 3 decent shots I got all day. I made a mistake with my choice of film and suffered! The weather was fine when I left home, but so bad at the event that it was a miracle that I got any shots at all.
I noticed that you like bikes and I also noticed the Honda RC51 connection between a couple of your shots. You don't happen to ride one do you?
Ben, I've found that some of my best exposures have been taken on overcast, miserable days. The light is nice and even and if you can stay dry and stop shaking for a second you'll be rewarded. This shot (as well as the first one on this thread) was taken on an overcast day, near freezing, windy and occasional flurries. I get cold thinking about it. D1h, matrix metering, ap.priority, 300mm lens, f4@1/350
Come visit the Pacific Northwest if you want to practice in rainy, overcast, and now with the short days, dark conditions. I have had PS for a month or so and am starting to learn how to improve high ISO images with the inherent noise. Here is an example of a distant and significantly cropped header, shot on an overcast day in Seattle.
Joel, Thanks for the feedback. I probably shot 30 frames of the interior line that day and this was the only one that stood out. The rest looked like a bunch of big guys shoving each other around...boring. That's why I love digital. Just keep shooting. When you think you have enough shoot a few more.
My first experience with the Montana sport of Rodeo. The original slide and resulting prints are very sharp. My experience with scanning is also new so please bare with me. I got hooked on photographing this sport and can't wait for the season to start this spring.
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. Yes all four were in the air, and I agree that if I had gotten it all it would have been a lot better. Another reason I'm looking forward to the new season, more practice!
I shot this in an SCCA sponsored rally in Orange, VA. This is a Subaru WRX driver demonstrating a power slide. The driver actually heads into the corner wide and turns into it hard well before reaching the apex - really neat to see. I like this shot because the dust cloud makes it easy to see how fast the car is going and how hard all 4 tires are working. On the other hand it took me 2 hours to clean all my gear that night.
F100 (sold but always remembered fondly), 80-200/2.8, Provia 100F
Nice shots Steve! Wondering how the 80-200 performs in terms of "fast" autofocusing. I have a N80 body and trying to figure out if I relly need to spend the extra money for the AFS, rather than the cheaper D version - lens will be primarily used for sports. Wondering your opinion.
I took a bunch at the PGA Championship at Hazeltine 2002. First real test of the D1x and 80-400 VR lens, I was really happy. These were taken on aperture priority with Matrix metering. They have been slightly cropped, unsharp masked in photoshop and then resized for the 70k size limit, but that's it. Taken in JPEG Fine Large mode.
The photo of Sergio is is ISO 200, 1/160 f7.6 handheld. The photo of Nick Price in the fairway hitting is ISO 200 1/200 f/8 handheld. The photo of Nick Price chipping is ISO 200 1/180 f/7.1 handheld.
This was shot during a pick-up game at an Air Force base. The guy doing the jump shot was an old war buddy of mine from the Gulf. He was going to the gym to play, so I grabbed my F3 and 85mm f/2.0 lens and a few rolls of tri-X.
I like this picture because it gave my friend joy to receive the nice B&W print I made in my dark room... and it makes him look pretty dynamic.
Here's one that's a little more action-oriented than my first contribution. This was taken at the Trans-Am race at VIR in October. This occurred in practice. The driver was fine and the car was repaired for the race.
I took this photo during a soccer tournament in Savannah GA. I used a Nikon 8008 and a Sigma 75-300 lens. Unforunately the ball was out of frame. However the focus of the players and their physical postures still explains their intent.
Nice shot. However, you may try to straighten the picture a bit since even the trees are leaning more than they should. I think that a straight horizon would make the shot stronger since the lean of the players would be emphasized. As it is now, I get a bit woozy from looking at it.
adamojr, I like your shot, don't know why, but I like the flare that's coming off the trophy.
This is from a Kabaroan workshop done at my instructor's house. (Not great, I dropped my sticks for a few seconds to grab the camera.) FYI, Kabaroan is a Filipino Marial Art (FMA) generally grouped under the terms arnis, escrima, or kali.
Grandmaster Ramiro Estalilla, Jr. (left) is demonstrating a horizontal right strike to the abdomen and Master Ed Bansuelo (right) is blocking and will try to counter with a disarm. (No, he was unsuccessful.) Watching in the background is Peter, a private student of Master Ed's and Master Dexter Labonog of the Giron Arnis Eskrima.
N70, 28-105, P-mode, SB-28, Kodak Gold 200
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It's not Football, but it is an Olypmic sport. This is a shot of some Canadian Equestrian Team hopefuls trying to land a spot on the team. Taken at a The Chrysler Grand Prix, in Langley, BC, this guy consistantly jumped the cleanest.
Cliff, It sure is nice to see some CART photog's here. Nice shot of Patrick Carpentier. I kinda think his teamate Paul Tracy is sorely over due for a championship. This image of Patrick was taken in the hot pits at The Milwaukee Mile this past June, about 10 minutes before the drivers were called to start engines. Shot with the SB-80DX flash attached.
And why is the rabbit not affraid of the panther? "Because the rabbit is smarter than the panther!" The Edge, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins