Bantam hockey action...

tjk60tjk60 Sportshooter memberPosts: 520Registered Users Major grins
edited December 22, 2009 in Sports
This place is an old, refurbished, then old again hockey rink in the middle of nowhere Michigan. the lights weren't to bad, so no strobes.... Exif is in there, some hi ISO stuff D700, 300mm f/2.8

1). Sportrait:
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2). One for the good guys!
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3). Monster spends a lot of the game diving after pucks
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4). Two for the good guys!
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5). Denied!
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6). Play 'em tight!
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7). Nice check!
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8). Denied again!
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9). I just liked the perspective
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10). Who me?
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11). Same team! Same team!
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Tim
Troy, MI

D700/200, SB800(4), 70-200, 300 2.8 and a few more

www.sportsshooter.com/tjk60

Comments

  • run_kmcrun_kmc Olympus! Posts: 263Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 19, 2009
    Hockey is hard. Nicely done.
  • jmphotocraftjmphotocraft GWC for hire Portland.ME.USAPosts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 19, 2009
    Great stuff. What do you use for noise reduction? ISO5600 is up there! These look clean. Could I see a 100% crop of an unprocessed photo showing some of the blue uniform and skin? Thanks!
    -Jack

    An "accurate" reproduction of a scene and a good photograph are often two different things.
  • tjk60tjk60 Sportshooter member Posts: 520Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 19, 2009
    Great stuff. What do you use for noise reduction? ISO5600 is up there! These look clean. Could I see a 100% crop of an unprocessed photo showing some of the blue uniform and skin? Thanks!

    I use Noise Ninja and the downloaded profiles for my D700. Here is an EXTREME example: #10 from above.

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    Tim
    Troy, MI

    D700/200, SB800(4), 70-200, 300 2.8 and a few more

    www.sportsshooter.com/tjk60
  • jmphotocraftjmphotocraft GWC for hire Portland.ME.USAPosts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 19, 2009
    nice, thanks! I haven't even attempted more than 6400 on my 5DII.
    -Jack

    An "accurate" reproduction of a scene and a good photograph are often two different things.
  • BMW KurtBMW Kurt Adventurer, Photographer Posts: 197Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 20, 2009
    Reminds me of the 4:00AM Sunday morning games when my son played!!thumb.gif
  • thezoomerthezoomer Big grins Posts: 11Registered Users Big grins
    edited December 21, 2009
    Hello Tim!!

    Great shots, as usual. How do you get your photos so vivid and colorful? I shoot hockey and my photos are not close to your output. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

    Louis
    thezoompro.smugmug.com
  • tjk60tjk60 Sportshooter member Posts: 520Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 21, 2009
    thezoomer wrote:
    Hello Tim!!

    Great shots, as usual. How do you get your photos so vivid and colorful? I shoot hockey and my photos are not close to your output. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

    Louis
    thezoompro.smugmug.com

    Tell me what you shoot, and where you shoot from. Do you shoot through the glass? From the bench? Over the glass? What camera, what lenses do you have?

    I don't do a bunch special here, just Auto ISO, EV +1 - +1 2/3, AP mode, no saturation push, but these did have noise reduction as I indicated...
    Tim
    Troy, MI

    D700/200, SB800(4), 70-200, 300 2.8 and a few more

    www.sportsshooter.com/tjk60
  • thezoomerthezoomer Big grins Posts: 11Registered Users Big grins
    edited December 21, 2009
    Thanks for your reply. I shoot with a D2h, 80-200/2.8. Always in manual mode, custom WB using ice as reference, but starting to use Phoxle filter. ISO 3200 and Noise Ninja. No other post processing. Most times I shoot thru the glass.

    Louis
  • tjk60tjk60 Sportshooter member Posts: 520Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 21, 2009
    well shooting TTG is a bit tougher, you'll need to adjust a black point on almost every pic. I use LR2 to PP, and can sync 1,000s of pics very quickly. Take one pic, change the black level (maybe a lot!) and see if you get better color.

    Feel free to post one here or link me to your web site...
    Tim
    Troy, MI

    D700/200, SB800(4), 70-200, 300 2.8 and a few more

    www.sportsshooter.com/tjk60
  • thezoomerthezoomer Big grins Posts: 11Registered Users Big grins
    edited December 21, 2009
    Thanks!! I was hoping I could get away with minimal PP, but it seems that this idea isn't realistic. I'llgive Lightroom a try. 30 day free trial should give me enough time to figure out how to use it in conjunction with Noise Ninja and if its worth buyingfor $300.

    Thanks again!!
  • HockeyFanHockeyFan Hockey Grinner Posts: 36Registered Users Big grins
    edited December 21, 2009
    Great shots. I shoot a lot of hockey, but my arena shots are better because of the lighting. Rink shots are so challenging. Your shots, obviously in a rink under probably the similar lighting challenges, are awesome. You have done an outstanding job.
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  • cmkultradomecmkultradome Major grins Posts: 516Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 21, 2009
    tjk60 wrote:
    well shooting TTG is a bit tougher, you'll need to adjust a black point on almost every pic. I use LR2 to PP, and can sync 1,000s of pics very quickly. Take one pic, change the black level (maybe a lot!) and see if you get better color.

    Feel free to post one here or link me to your web site...

    Tim-
    I also notice how nice your color is in all of your photos. I use Photoshop (as a novice) for my post processing and play with curves and levels. I don't know that I ever officially set the black point. Can you give me a quick tutorial on setting the black point and then is it possible to run this as a batch in Photoshop. Thanks.

    Stephanie
  • tjk60tjk60 Sportshooter member Posts: 520Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 21, 2009
    Tim-
    I also notice how nice your color is in all of your photos. I use Photoshop (as a novice) for my post processing and play with curves and levels. I don't know that I ever officially set the black point. Can you give me a quick tutorial on setting the black point and then is it possible to run this as a batch in Photoshop. Thanks.

    Stephanie

    If you play with levels and curves you are probably doing it w/o knowing what I'm talking about. Easy way is to use the black eye dropper in levels and click on something black. easy peasy lemonsqueezy

    I use LR to set the black clipping and then sync the rest of the shoot.

    To do as batch in PS? Hmm I'll have to think about it.

    I guess you can adjust many if they are about the same. This would be the equivalent of what I'm doing in Lightroom:

    Record an action that does a Image|Adjustment|Levels and enter a value for the shadow adjustment level that just barely buries the blacks past the left side of the histogram.

    Run that action as part of your batch....
    Tim
    Troy, MI

    D700/200, SB800(4), 70-200, 300 2.8 and a few more

    www.sportsshooter.com/tjk60
  • BradfordBennBradfordBenn Constantly Amazed Posts: 2,506Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 22, 2009
    Nice shots, the noise remover was more impactful than I thought it would be.
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  • tjk60tjk60 Sportshooter member Posts: 520Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 22, 2009
    Nice shots, the noise remover was more impactful than I thought it would be.

    Great tool when needed and not over used
    Tim
    Troy, MI

    D700/200, SB800(4), 70-200, 300 2.8 and a few more

    www.sportsshooter.com/tjk60
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