[LRflex] Re: The Ride
- From: David Young <dsy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 09:14:45 -0700
Nice Marlboro shot David. :-) If I may comment :I think the focus is about one or two yards too long - extremely difficult I know - from what I see, the sand behind the hindlegs seems to be sharper, and the horse's head is not so sharp, not the result of movement blur, but of focus. It would also have helped to get the background less present and would have set the pair out. Second, I'd try to get lighter dark areas, just a bit, for - is it my screen ? - they look somewhat blocked - Mind you, I understand light was not tip top at all.
Actually, there are a couple of problems with this shot ... but focus is not one of them. If you check the white "N" on the bridle (or whatever it's called) on the horse's nose, you can see it's in focus ... but blurred due to motion.
1) Overcast & rain, thus poor light. 2) Shot at ISO 400 - later I went to 800 3) Shutter speed was 1/160th on a fast bucking bronc.4) Shot at f6.3. I had f3.5 available, but I find on the E3 (or any camera with the aperture on the wheel by the shutter button - such as the Canons) that the f-stop is easy to shift, accidentally. This gives too much DOF (you are right, the background should have been more out-of-focus) and too slow a shutter speed. This is, of course, my fault. I am still on the "learning curve" with this camera.
Was it shot with the AF-SWD on E3? FL? Stab? ISO?
E3 + 50~200 f.2.8~3.5 AF-SWD lens at full tele, IS on, hand-held. (I had started out with the monopod, but I found it too hard to maneuver fast enough for the bronc & bull riding, and quickly shifted to hand-held.)
BTW: The sealing of the OLY proved remarkably effective, as both camera and lens were drenched with rain, after 3 hours ... despite the fact that I'd taken some shelter under the stands. I was soaked, too, but I have "wash and wear" skin!
In any case you caught them at the right moment and I like the atmosphere you got in it.
Thanks. I did, too, which is why I posted it.I have another series of 4 shots, which show the same problems ... but the last, which is the best, shows the rider in perfect focus. I will try to post that series, soon. Overall, I am very pleased with both the AF accuracy and speed, of the E3.
Thanks for taking the time to look, and to comment. Cheers! --- David Young, Logan Lake, CANADA Limited Edition Prints at: www.furnfeather.net Personal Web-site at: www.main.furnfeather.net Stock Photography at: http://tinyurl.com/2amll4
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- From: Philippe AMARD
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