View Full Version : Today's Soccer match

09-01-2007, 01:24 AM

Here's a few from today's Men's Soccer match. First game of the season, a little rusty and getting used to a two camera system for the first time. Oh, and please forgive the watermarks. BTW, the home team won 11-2!

A little dish in front of the goal mouth

This back kick scored from over 15 yards out. If you look closely you can see the ball through his right arm pit.

A little jube after goal #8.

A slide kick on goal.

A sportrait of the guy who scored a hat trick.

Deeking the goalie.

Thanks for looking. C&C welcome.

Barry Horn
09-01-2007, 11:51 AM
11-2! Nice job.

09-01-2007, 06:04 PM
Thanks, Barry. I am very pleased with the IQ of the 300 f/4 + 1.4xTC. OTOH, I'm a little underwhelmed by my overall timing and ability to get the shot. This should (I hope) get better with a little practice.

09-01-2007, 06:12 PM
wow Ian, very nice... great action there.

Barry Horn
09-01-2007, 08:05 PM
Timing comes with practice, Ian. You'll find that the shots you are just missing now you'll get with more practice. I'm glad that you decided to go with the 70-200 on your second body. I think the 135 is too long. Also I like a zoom because you can cover much more of the field, especially when the action is close. I'm already looking forward to seeing the shots from your next game.

09-01-2007, 08:23 PM
Thanks for your kind words and support, Barry. Yeah. Two different cameras, two different shutter delays, two different frame rates, one of the cameras is new (mkIIn), one of the lenses is new (300f/4 IS), I'm not used to shooting with a prime, two cameras to shuffle. But I do believe I'm starting to get it. By the end of the game I was starting to feel pretty comfortable. Now I've got ot remember all the stuff I learned last year form my first season of shooting soccer and use that. Like, look for the crossing pass and focus on the recipient before it happens, and the like. BTW, I was having a problem with the camera slipping off of my shoulder, so I bought a smallish carabeener (sp?) and hooked it to first the strap of my camera and then to the D-ring on the shoulder of my vest. Problem solved :).


09-01-2007, 08:24 PM
wow Ian, very nice... great action there.

Thanks, Z, you're too kind.