Bill Foy  

Cricket Players by Bill Foy

March 2020 - Cricket Players

March 2020 - Bill Foy


About the Image(s)

This image was made at Brian Piccolo Park in Cooper City, FL, three years ago. I went to the park to photograph Burrowing Owls, but saw the Cricket game and changed my plan. I know nothing about Cricket, and know less than that after watching these guys for about 30 minutes or so. I converted the image to monochrome, added a slight de-haze and a small vignette, all in LR. Nikon D500, Nikkor 70-200mm lens @ 260mm, f/7.1, 1/3200, ISO-1600, no flash, handheld.

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9 comments posted

Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
Like a film scene from 50s. I really like it Bill. I'd like to ask, did you really need 1/3200? I think, you could get the same result with 1/2000 or 2500 so your ISO would drop and would effect sharpness, grains. Hope, lens VR was ON.   Posted: 03/04/2020 04:39:12
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Ata. I don't know if I could have gone with a slower shutter speed and reduced the ISO because I never tried doing that?   Posted: 03/17/2020 10:45:06

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
A lot of action here, Bill. By using a short shutter speed, the ball is 100% frozen. I would suggerst to lighten the faces enough to see some details.   Posted: 03/08/2020 17:08:26
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Arne. You're right lightening the faces. That's something I haven't gotten to in my LR/PS education.   Posted: 03/17/2020 10:46:38

David Henderson   David Henderson
The story line is great for a B/W image, I agree with the lighting with the faces and I would do another cropping and bring the left hand side of the image in towards the wicket keeper which will leave more room for the ball in the field and it will bring the figures closer.   Posted: 03/10/2020 19:49:46
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, David. You're right about the cropping - the left side doesn't add anything to the image and wouldn't be missed.   Posted: 03/17/2020 10:48:20

Ying Shi   Ying Shi
The cinematographic effect, the timing of the capture was perfect. I would suggest remove the stone by cropping the bottom a little bit.   Posted: 03/12/2020 15:40:13
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Ying Shi. I thought about cropping or otherwise removing the stone but I didn't know if it was part of the game - like the bases are in baseball - and opted to leave it in the image.   Posted: 03/17/2020 10:50:04

Angela Chan   Angela Chan
Great action shot .
I agree with David regarding the cropping.
I always leave more room for the action or faces to move into.
About the speed, it really depends on whether you want the bat to be sharp and crisp. Sometimes a little movement is nice too.   Posted: 03/24/2020 15:00:01