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Old June 2nd, 2009, 11:08 AM
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WHS defeats Downey Christian in second round of CIF. Very poor IQ due to 3200 ISO ... typical and crappy HS gym lighting.

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Old June 2nd, 2009, 11:22 AM
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Gary,

Image quality is excellent. It is up to recording and bringing to us exactly what's needed, the thrill of each move towards victory! This is a very good job and should give you a lot of satisfaction!

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Old June 2nd, 2009, 11:39 AM
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Image quality is excellent. It is up to recording and bringing to us exactly what's needed, the thrill of each move towards victory! This is a very good job and should give you a lot of satisfaction!

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Thanks Asher ... I separate Image Quality from Image Impact ... the IQ sucks ... but I did manage to get a few (IMO) with acceptable Image Impact. This was the first time I've photographed volleyball ... so I hadn't any past experience to help me. The refs kicked me off the floor and I ended up in the stands, (which actually wasn't a bad thing for a shooting angle), ... up in the seats I had to contend with kids jumping up and down, crying babies, et al.

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Old June 2nd, 2009, 01:01 PM
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You really caught the action.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 01:17 PM
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Thanks Asher ... I separate Image Quality from Image Impact ... the IQ sucks ... but I did manage to get a few (IMO) with acceptable Image Impact. This was the first time I've photographed volleyball ... so I hadn't any past experience to help me. The refs kicked me off the floor and I ended up in the stands, (which actually wasn't a bad thing for a shooting angle), ... up in the seats I had to contend with kids jumping up and down, crying babies, et al.

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Gary,

You mention IQ versus Image Impact. Let's assume that your refer to the fidelity of the color and disturbance of that and form, in gradients of color and shade, by noise.

I feel that such IQ is purpose related. The image quality should be such that the picture does it's intended work. Here, you images have full impact and in no way has IQ reduced for us our satisfaction.

Improvements in vantage point hence, composition, lens choice, aperture, rendering your description of the background, for example, might improve the pictures, but with PS, you can simulate more of this, even now. Such work, for an exhibit or a book, would be justified. Here it would be appreciated but we are already happy just seeing the human value.

If you did work more on one of these it would be a great learning experience for us.

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Old June 2nd, 2009, 01:44 PM
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You really caught the action.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 03:07 PM
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Boy do these take me back. PHS grad, 1973. Got any pics of Pirates?
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Boy do these take me back. PHS grad, 1973. Got any pics of Pirates?
arrrgh ...

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Ha! Maroon and white rules!
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Pirates in Michigan??? ... I thought pirates came from Somalia or Pittsburg.

Here's a Wildcat chasing a ball ...

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Paramount High School Pirates, Paramount, CA. I'm born and bred Basinite.
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Paramount High School Pirates, Paramount, CA. I'm born and bred Basinite.
Okay, a Paramount Pirate ... you know that San Pedro are pirates also. Okay, how or why is a person born and bred Basinite? If I recall my geology class correctly ... Basinite is a form of Basalt.

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