Sunday, April 20, 2008

More Lacrosse Action

I shot almost six hundred pictures on Friday afternoon, then spent a few hours paring the lot down to about four hundred acceptable images. The light is still a slight problem in early spring; even though it lasts longer than in the autumn, the sun is still more or less at its low winter angle, so the contrast is high and the shadows are harsh. I find that keeping the backgrounds in the midtone range helps hold the lighter colors and other highlights, whereas a light background, one with a lot of sky, for example, will lead to a loss of all highlight detail.

This was one of my favorite sequences:

Anybody know the names of these young men in the blue jerseys? Leave them in the comments section and I'll post them under their pictures.

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