I think these are excellent - it can be pretty hard to get the ball in shot and in focus in such a fast moving sport. Number 3 is also my favourite
Nice effect but looks like a montage - is it a single frame or has the horse and rider been added ?
Looks like a very frosty Irish morning !
mine is a bit different, but i find myself spending time looking at it, and it's interesting IMO.
I was at the zoo, and took this shot of the two griz bears playing....what I caught in the reflection of the windows made the shot much more interesting.
this image is not edited other than a little bit of exposure/sharp/sat/contrast.
i'm curious what others think of this shot...comments welcome.
Is it just me or do gary's shots of these animals on the previous pages just don't look "THAT" awesome. They seem grainy, a bit blurry here and there and the bokeh is just not beautiful. Compared to other shots posted here, these look more like rebel than 1dx. No offense, but I really want to know what's wrong cause that is not what you await from a $13000 setup (1dx+200mm 2.0)
With flat light I sometimes use split toning in LR4. On your pic I gave highlights a yellow cast and shadows a blue cast. I also cranked the clarity slider up to 70, darkened the sky and added a blue cast, turned down the green and yellow channels and added some vignetting. It probably took 5 min. Clearly all these things can be done with the software you have but maybe not as quickly.