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Barry Horn
10-28-2007, 12:18 PM
I shot a high school football game yesterday in the rain and wind, which kind of takes the fun out of it. All shot with a 300 2.8 on a 1d Mark III at ISO 400. Unlike Mike who was perfectly dry for his fine indoor shots (of course they present a different set of problems.





10-28-2007, 01:02 PM
nasty weather but ya still made it look easy!!!

10-28-2007, 02:18 PM
Beautiful work, Barry :) . I like the first one the best, esp cause I know how hard it is to capture a pass reception. But it also has the best color/contrast of the lot. What rain gear did you have for your equipment, if any?

I had to shoot soccer in the rain yesterday and I was actually quite comfortable - I bought some new rain gear for me last week :D. Difference is I was shooting at f/4 and iso 800/1600. I'm planning on getting a 120-300 f/2.8 soon. That'll be nice when it rains :) .

10-28-2007, 02:53 PM
Considering the weather, I'd say you did an excellent job on these.

Barry Horn
10-28-2007, 02:58 PM
Thanks, Ian. I slid a trash bag over lens and camera. That helped. I also carried an umbrella--which I feebly tried to gaffer tape to me monopod--but the umbrella kept blowing inside out.
I struggled with the color/saturation even though I shot RAW. I originally set the WB to cloudy, but it was much too warm. I worked with it in converting to jpeg--some came out better than others.
I came home soaken wet--feeling like one of Zacker's zombies.

Barry Horn
10-28-2007, 03:01 PM
Thanks, Sandy. Friday is a night game and it's supposed to be dry. Guess I'd better not complain.

10-28-2007, 04:41 PM
Lousy weather but they came out great. I like the first and last the best.

10-29-2007, 06:49 AM
excellent job considering the poor conditions and such...

(moved to sports section)

10-29-2007, 11:26 AM
Great work Barry. It was supposed to be raining at that soccer game that Ken and I shot, but we got lucky on that one. Did you use a cover, or let the Canon "weather sealed" equipment earn its stripes? I don't use a cover. In that game, I was shooting with a 120-300 on my second body and switched to the 70-200 at the half because I expected rain which didn't come. I love number 1 and 3 here.

Barry Horn
10-29-2007, 02:59 PM
Thanks, Mike. I used a trash bag over the camera and lens, but I've been in heavy rain before so I have confidence in the weather sealing. I also held an umbrella, with the handle against the monopod, but the heavy wind kept blowing it inside out. Those trash bags definitely help.

10-29-2007, 06:00 PM
Great job! Im a wimp I dont even like to bring my camera out when it drizzles! LOL

Barry Horn
10-29-2007, 10:53 PM
Thanks, Shelley. I think I can out whimp anybody. If you saw how many layers of clothers I wear to some of the colder games you'd laugh. My camera body and lens are weather sealed, so with the trash bag on top I wasn't particularly worried about equipment. I've been caught in the rain before.