Non-Action type Soccer Photo

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  1. Dao

    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well .. month or 2 ago, I was at the Soccer field trying to capture some Actions. ( 1st time I tried that in my whole life)

    Beside those actions shorts, I found the non-action shots also very interesting. As I mentioned before, I am still a beginner and learn most of my stuff in here. So .. C&C are welcome.


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  2. Brutus

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    Good dof, color, and exposure. Decent composition, although both are very close in that respect. For what you were trying to do, you definitely did it, I like them. Number one is my favorite.
     
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    I'm surprised how much more #1 interests me. I suppose it must be because there's a greater feeling of dynamism with a football that's about to get kicked than with a cone that just sits in the corner of the pitch for the whole 90 minutes...
     
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    Photog, I agree with you.

    In fact, I took the cone first and later on , took the other one. Actually, what happened was, the soccer ball you see in the picture was not the one they were playing in the match. I walked around and saw 2 of the soccer balls laying around outside the field. So I rolled one ball to the place I want and kneed down on the grass and started to view it through the viewfinder.

    After I took few shots and I noticed a nice moment that the game was stop and waiting for a penalty kick. And that how I got this one. And it just happened the referee and one of the team member was facing my direction. (Lucky me) I really think the referee, the team member and the soccer ball make this picture work. Without one, it may look boring as the 2nd one.
     
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    Ive never played on a pitch that looked that good. Even the indoor fields I played on looked worse than that.

    Lucky kids.
     
  6. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Haha, I had pictured you running out on the field blowing a whistle yelling "wait a minute guys, I need to take a picture of this ball!"

    I like the first one. The glare on the ball is slightly distracting, otherwise I like it.
     
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    Yes, the entire area are brand new. The grass are so good that it feel like I am sitting on a thick carpet.
     
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    lol .... if I did that, a lot of angry kids will kick me instead of the soccer ball.
     

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