What a great opportunity, and a challenge too, to have a bash at sports photography; using Rhythmic Gymnastics and Hockey as my target sports. The greatest challenge in the Rhythmic Gymnastics was to capture a satisfactory shot indoors, knowing that flash was out of the question, and too high an ISO would leave a noisy frame. For Hockey, the challenge was not to produce “frozen” images, but to have some evidence of movement without loss of sharpness.
Here are some of my attempts.
There are more photographs on my Flickr site.
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As I am off to the Common Wealth Games, I decided to borrow a new telephoto lens. A friend lent me the AFS Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED; which I have mounted on my D7000 body. For a practice I went down to the local reservoir and whilst not sport shots, I captured these.
I hope the sport shots are just as good.
On the 9th November 1829 John Ogden, a Weaver by trade, married Hannah Tetlow, Spinster, at St Chads Church Rochdale.
John and Hannah were my three times great-grandparents. As I stood taking in the scene, I began to imgine the happy couple walking arm in arm up the cobbled path away from the church.
Taken with my Nikon D7000 and the kit lens (18-105mm f/3.5-5.6), without use of flash.
These shots were taken as a simple exercise in depth of field.