Jamie Federick  

SWEET SPOT by Jamie Federick

June 2021 - SWEET SPOT

June 2021 - Jamie Federick


About the Image(s)

Besides photography, tennis is my passion and I am still playing three times a week. I also love watching the juniors play in tournaments here in the Village. I took this one at a recent Junior Championship tournament. It was taken with my Panasonic DMC-ZS30 camera using f/4.7, 1/500sec., ISO 160. Of course cropped it, straightened it, and worked with contrast and saturation. I think it shows the boys competitiveness in their intensity

7 comments posted

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Great action shot! I eliminated everything above the fence as I felt it really had nothing to do with the image and at the same time created a panorama effect.   Posted: 06/14/2021 20:08:41
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Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Thanks for your ideas and comments Bev!
  Posted: 06/15/2021 11:16:57

Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I like the action shown. I'm not sure I agree with Bev about eliminating the trees. I wonder if more depth of field would have made the other player (and the trees) sharper. Also, I wonder if you used dehaze because I think it could have a little more "pop" somehow. You certainly did show their intense competitiveness though.   Posted: 06/14/2021 21:26:07
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
I kind of like the trees in it too. I will check to see if I did dehaze.   Posted: 06/15/2021 11:14:53

Nilmini De Silva   Nilmini De Silva
Nicely captured action shot Jamie. Sports events are great for getting some wonderful images. I think that I too would crop the sky because there are some highlights that appear to be blown. I was wondering if you also took some images from the other side so you could see the boys face a bit more?
  Posted: 06/15/2021 03:11:05
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
I have some others that I will share later that you can see the eyes of the player. I might bring the crop down a bit but include some trees. Thanks for your comments!
  Posted: 06/15/2021 11:16:28

Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Nice action shot. You did a great job on your timing and on freezing the action. Although I like the trees, in this case I think Bev's crop is good because it draws more attention to the boy who is about to hit the ball.   Posted: 06/15/2021 12:14:40


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