Yay, Sport is Finally Starting Up

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    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Shot a "virtual" swim meet.
    The swimmers were swimming against the clock.
    Then they compared the times to the schools they were "competing" against.

    Not as competing as head to head, but for the students, it was better than nothing, and they were getting into it.

    46 races, and I shot a bit over 3,100 frames. :eek: That was WAY more than I ever shot at a school game. But I don't think I ever shot a full swim meet.
    UGH, the culling and editing is goina be brutal.


     
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    Wow! My new camera can do 20 fps but I have no idea how I would cull through it so many shots. Good luck.

    You've reminded me to check the status of college baseball.
     
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    And I dropped the frame rate down from 19fps to 10fps.
    10-15% of the culling is easy. Then it gets harder.

    How do you eat an elephant?
    I am culling and editing in 10 race batches, which is still difficult but does makes it more manageable.

    What just ticked me off is that the school's web site that I upload to, does not have a sort by file name option. When I upload the pics, they are usually not in order, so I have to manually sort the pics, and it is painfully slow to do one pic at a time . . . GRRRRR I need to contact the site's tech support.
     
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    Tennis match yesterday.
    I was a bit out of practice, but gradually things got going like they used to. And I got a few good shots.
    I was at 18fps, and some shots I missed, were between frames. That tennis racket moves FAST.
    Next time, I'm thinking of trying the HIGH rate 60fps. But that is first frame focus, then focus is locked, so they have to stay in about the same place, which does not always happen. The other cost is massive increase in number of images to cull through :eek:
     
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    Second swim meet, a few hundred frames during warm-up and 3,200 frame during the meet.
    I think the basic problem is that there are 46 races x trying to shoot the start and a few shots of each swimmer = LOTS of frames.
    I'm glad there is only one more swim meet, this Friday.

    Then, right after the swim meet . . . at 7pm is the first football game of the season.
    But only TWO home games, in this shortened season. :(
    I plan to go to one of the road games, to shoot an additional game.

    Once season two kicks in, it is going to be chaos, trying to do all those sports.
    The only good thing is, DAY GAMES on Saturday, with plenty of sunlight. I can lower the ISO and crank up the shutter speed. :D
     
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    Shot my first football game since fall of 2019.
    Boy was I rusty :(

    The mirrorless EM1-mk2 did not work as well as my D7200. It may simply be learning issues, with first time using it for football.
    But it was nice to be able to see the exposure in real time, especially since night games are difficult.
     
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    Share a couple of shots here.
     
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    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I cannot post pictures of the students (complicated reason), but I can point you to the schools athletic web page, which is public. Most of the sport pics are mine.
    Carlmont High School

    The football game will take a few days to edit and upload.
    It is in the queue behind tennis.
     
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    Understood. Looks like you have been very busy. I've been past that area many many times on trips to SFO and then down to Mountain View. Enjoy shooting again.
     
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    Too busy for an old fart like me. Since last year, I have been trying to limit myself to 2 days of shooting a week, and no sequential days, to give the old man time to recover.
    Season 2 is going to be a bear, because it is so compressed.
     
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    @photoflyer
    Got the pictures of the Varsity football game uploaded.
    I'm not pleased with the results. :(
    Not shooting field games since March of last year, just messed up my shooting. I missed several runs and passes that should have been easy tracking shots. And I did not have my normal JV game to warm up with, since I was off shooting the final swim meet at that time.

    We have only ONE more home game :eek:, for a total only two home games. :(
    So I plan to go to one of the road games, to shoot one more game, and bring it up to three games. With any luck, I will be back in form for the third and last game.
     
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    We're always our own worst critics. You're shooting sports again. Yay!
     

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