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It's definitely Cricket

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by EightBitTony, Aug 28, 2020.

  1. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I don't quite understand the "relationship with photography" bit, but it is a good photography subject (if you have the patience).
  3. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for that Tony, I'd never seen that wonderful Beldam before... though Tanya Aldred's is magical!

    The thing I love about cricket is that the action is quite fixed, so I stand a decent chance of getting good photos simply by throwing manure at the wall. And it gets out of umpiring and scoring...
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  4. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Lens edge distortion is shocking, can't imagine it'll be any use for professionals ... ;)
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  5. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I dread to think what Flickr's image resizing will have done to the quality of these, but these have turned up during the production of the annual photobook, and they amused me for various reasons.

    No 1 - standard shot, quite backlit as I couldn't be arsed to walk round the other side of the ground to get the sun right.
    [​IMG]_DSC0081 ready by gray1720, on Flickr

    No 2 - A bit less standard. The (cricket) shot is quite standard, no ball in shot which usually lessens the impact, but I think the pic is made by the wickie's expression. Fred is someone I enjoy photographing, as he doesn't hide anything.I think you could probably caption this "Oh ****!", and everyone would see why.
    [​IMG]_DSC0321 ready by gray1720, on Flickr

    Finally, No 3 - this (Fred again) just made oi larf. I've no idea what they were discussing, but it looks for all the world as though they are about to square up. Possibly the sort of thing that @RovingMike appreciates?
    [​IMG]Now look 'ere, Sunny Jim... by gray1720, on Flickr
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2020 at 3:30 PM
  6. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    All very good!
  7. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

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