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#1 JBGreene

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 12:05 AM

So I decided to roll the dice and took some of camera gear snowboarding, luckily it all came back in working order. 

All CC welcome, all the bright snow makes for a challenge to get detail and not blow all the snow out.

f/10

1/800

ISO 800

129mm

This is my wife in the picture. 

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 12:57 AM

Great action shot JB!
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Posted 02 February 2016 - 04:26 AM

Great shot :)

 

Can I ask why you shot at f/10?


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 05:30 AM

Well my thought behind it was to try and get detail in the all the snow flying around.

I also was adjusting to my histogram readings.

Would you have done something different?



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 06:16 AM

Yup great action pic and you captured a lot of detail given the dynamic range.... I think at that time and in that composition there were a number of choices which at a later time sitting in front of one`s computer you might think could have worked out better.... That oft times happens to me.. 

 

My guess is that it seems logical to wish to include the topography to create a record of the time enjoyed, though photographically that may reduce the impact of the pic for others..? 

 

I`m guessing that "Happy" questions f10 as that setting perhaps leaves to much distraction in focus in terms of the background and a wider aperture might have made the subject more prominent.

 

Then in regard to isolation a bit of cropping would have given the pic more punch, though portrait might have retained a bit of the topography of the jump..

 

Yup sure is easy to sit here and criticise when  I could not match your skill in so many ways.... (-:

 

Sure looks like you had a great time, thanks for sharing.


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 06:24 AM

Well my thought behind it was to try and get detail in the all the snow flying around.

I also was adjusting to my histogram readings.

Would you have done something different?

 

Questioning your settings is in no way a criticism, so hopefully you've not taken it as such. I've never taken action shots in the snow so I'm not sure if there are certain things to be aware of.

 

I`m guessing that "Happy" questions f10 as that setting perhaps leaves to much distraction in focus in terms of the background and a wider aperture might have made the subject more prominent.

 

Then in regard to isolation a bit of cropping would have given the pic more punch, though portrait might have retained a bit of the topography of the jump..

 

This is what I'd have 'tried' 1st :)


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 07:00 AM

Absolutely not, I thought you were about to tell me some magical settings for snow. It was very challenging to get detail in the snow without drastically under exposing the rest of the picture.

 

I will give a wider aperture a try next time. Was going for the story telling aspect over a portrait type photo so I left more of the entire scene in. I will crop it tighter to see if that is more appealing to the masses.

Was new to me, going snowboarding again this weekend will try out everyone's suggestions.

 

Always look at my pictures and see like 10 things I would have done different. Glad I'm not the only one.



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 07:40 AM

Snow must send the metering in the camera crazy!


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 10:22 AM

AS requested a tighter crop. 

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 11:31 AM

I prefer that one :)


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 04:56 PM

Nice on  JB. Looks like a blast.

 

I have no experience in this so only thing I can say is for me I would like to see a little more color (bottom of the board, pants) as in the first one but with a  little tighter crop like the second. The second to me shows a little more action with the snow but it lacks any dynamics with all the color hidden. JMHO

 

Does look like fun. (-:


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 04:29 AM

Sports is like wildlife in many ways. Isolate and simplify. At that distance I would have shot at f2.8 maybe f3.2
The boarder is wearing light colors, maybe -.33 EV if worried about blowing out highlights buttttt my gut tells me matrix metering and +.7 as there is a ton of white and the camera wants to shoot middle grey.

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 10:56 AM

Yup, I agree with Terry`s assessment in that the crop looses colour given the jacket is white and the flying snow hides the blue trousers.  The blue trousers in the first pic give an interesting contrast.

 

Again as a record of a fun time I suspect the flying snow may add value in that context..?






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