Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hot & Sweaty

nikon d90, f6.7, 1/500, iso 800, 300mm

Nothing like running around a soccer field for over an hour to make you hot and sweaty! I got a chance to practice my sports photography skills (ha! skills!) today while watching some of "my girls" from church play a soccer game.

cc

18 comments:

{Alynn} said...

I think you've got mad "skillz" with a Z! Another great shot!

Katy said...

Oh I love this idea!!! I was thinking "hot n sweaty" too- but opted against it when my Hubs ran away from me when I told him I needed to see his Pits after his workout. Sheesh, some people just don't understand ART!

Anyway, LOVE this shot, wow, you're amazing! I love love love action shots... i'm such a chicken and don't even try them! This one turned out amazing, all three of the girls are sharp, crisp and completely in motion- WOW!! GREAT job Mindy!!

Jackie said...

Great shot Mindy, awesome detail and color....love it

Brittney said...

Oh Mindy, Mindy, Mindy....you've done it again!!! This looks like it could be an add for Nike. Fabulous, just fabulous! Did you do any editing? I love how the colors pop and how sharp everything is.

Mindy said...

Brittney, I did do some editing on this picture. I almost always finish my photos in photoshop... yes, I know that makes me unpopular with some. ;) I never write all of those details because I mess around with different layers and opacity and such, and it just seems like too much to write, let alone remember. ;) Basically just a color boost and sharpening on this one.

Oh, and how awesome would that be if I could get Nike to buy this one? After you said that it looked like an ad for Nike, I noticed all the swoops going on! (Dream on, Mindy... dream on! ;)

Rachel H. said...

This IS such a cool shot! I love how their feet aren't even touching the ground! Talk about FAST SNAPPING! AWESOME AWESOME! I knew you would have a great idea!

Brittney said...

Oh Mindy, I'm all about the editing. Icing on the cake if you ask me ;)

Kristine N said...

This one just screams summer to me. I love the way the colors pop, and I love the intensity of the girls' expressions.

Candace said...

Love the picture and I too, LOVE photoshop. There isn't a professional photographer in existence that doesn't use photoshop or some editing program, so I would never post a picture that hadn't been tweaked! Now, with that said, I think your picture is awesome! I love how you caught them in motion perfectly! Great job!

Janelle said...

I love th color and life in this photo. Great job!

Lindy Lue said...

ENERGY! i like it! how did you get the girls so in sync??? i really like it!

Travis and Jenny Holloway said...

Great movement shot, and I love the angles! The colors are also amazing! My only advice (which is tiny) would be to have left a little more space above the girls' heads. Really, a great picture!

Breezi said...

Awesome!

You can feel the motion of the girls running.
Great color boosts. :)

Corynn said...

Hot! I love how you stopped the motion. The girls look like they are getting a good workout all hot and sweaty. I love the saturation. Great job.

Julie N. said...

I love, love sports shots! And I think they're so hard to get. Great job capturing the action!

AprilF said...

Wow! You got a great shot- speed, harsh lighting and all! Go you!! I almost wish you'd used a bigger Ap on this- but then I change my mind. LOL!

Charlotte said...

Super impressive, Mindy. I had the same thoughts as April- Harsh lighting, speed, and yet still amazing. Go you!

Blake said...

good idea and you captured how hot they really with the color of their faces.