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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2012, 04:15:40 PM »
Here's a few favorites...

Lots of nice angles and captures, but I'm going to be brutally honest here (and I'm not an hdr hater, in fact I am one of it's biggest supporters) but the tonemapping/microcontrast/psudo-HDR look (I'm guessing processed using Topaz Adjust), is so over the top that it is killing these cool images for me.  It's like you pushed it to 11, and not in a good way.

The problem, as I've noticed anyway, with HDRing single shot exposures (which I assume these are) where there is a relatively narrow DoF, you wind up processing the bokeh too much.  These are pretty nice shots by themselves, but the bokeh just looks... weird.

In these sorts of situations, if I _really_ want to go HDR, I'll do two different tonemapped files.  One for the background and one for the subject.  Then I'll combine the images in PS and layer masks.  I've had better luck here than trying to process the blurred out background in the same manner as the subject.

Just my $0.02.

I do like the second to last shot though.  Great angle and the look on the Charger's face is awesome!
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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2012, 04:15:40 PM »

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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2012, 04:23:33 PM »
I appreciate the feedback.  The HDRish processing has been dialed back in my more recent images :)

Experimenting with some composites...





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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2012, 05:00:02 PM »
Here's another couple fave shots from my first college game. Taken with the Rebel XSi from the stands. Hence that sad dark blur. Always open for tips!




@!ex I love the vividness of the colors of your photos!  Got any post processing tips to share? =D

moonwell: really love the action in your photos but to my eyes, the colors are a tad too bright and oversaturated.
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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2012, 11:58:27 PM »
AU vs. Lake Erie, really dark field with a 1DX and 400 f/2.8L I IS:
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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2012, 12:16:55 AM »
Very controversial ending to a high school football game in my area... this pass play set up the drama... gotta love high school sports!

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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2012, 12:27:22 PM »
I didn't know they played football on ski slopes :) :) :)
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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2012, 12:27:22 PM »

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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2012, 06:36:33 PM »
Check out this sick shadow recovery:
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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2012, 07:40:40 PM »
High School football...night shots.

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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2012, 03:22:50 PM »
Greets from Poland :)


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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2013, 11:06:28 AM »
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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2013, 03:30:31 PM »
Manchester Titans vs Lancashire Wolverines Junior Squads (Ages 16-18) - here in the UK




Manchester Titans vs Leeds Bobcats - Junior Squads



Manchester Titans vs Gateshead Senators - Junior Squads




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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2013, 03:36:38 PM »
Manchester Titans vs Sheffield Predators - Seniors





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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2013, 03:43:56 PM »
Manchester Titans vs Durham County Presidents - Seniors





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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2013, 03:52:51 PM »
Some British University American Football (BUAFL):

Manchester Metropolitan Eagles vs Bradford Bears


Manchester Met vs Derby Braves


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Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2013, 03:52:51 PM »