Dock jumping

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  1. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    We went to see some dogs being trained to dock jump so I could try my hand @ action shots. I learned I have to use higher than ISO 400 with f8 in order to get a better shutter speed. Here are two not so sharp pics from my learning experience.


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    Heh... Nice. :)
     
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    Nice pictures.
     
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    They're very green in the white balance department, the water must have been giving off a cast. I like #1 - not sure about the girl being cut a bit, but it's a nice action shot and shows what's going on there very well.
     
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    I think a good CPL filter would help out as well.

    Dock diving is a great sport- I love it.



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    I think a stop faster would have worked, unless you wanted the motion captured. I think the idea is conveyed without it though, it also would have helped with the overexposure you can see on the back of the dog. I am not sure a CPL or a custom white balance would have helped on this green cast though. I am sure the bottom of the pool was either painted green or maybe its coming off of the indoor/outdoor carpet that is lining everything.
     
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    They are very noisy for only 400 ISO (look at the woman's pants and head in #1). I would have definitely opened the lens up a lot more and kept the ISO down as much as possible, while still getting a faster shutter speed.
     
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    Why were you shooting at F8, i would have been at about F4 that would have given you 2 stops on your shutter speed which you need because dogs are fast, i shoot a lot of dog agility and try to be at 1/640 minimum
     
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    Not only the carpeting was green but so was the pool liner & I was shooting mid-day.

    I had a CPL on to reduce glare - it helped a bit.

    I was using a manual focus 58mm lens & thought that I had a better chance of keeping the subject in focus with a tight aperture as I had to preset the focus.

    Here is a shot facing the jumpers.

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    I wish we had a dock like that near here... My dog would love that! :)
     

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