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a_slosh
02-07-2006, 08:03 AM
My little brother scored 59 this weekend; by the time he was out his team was only on 69. There was no way I was going to go round to the other side of the oval each over but I still got some good shots even from behind him.

Both taken in shutter priority at 300mm for 1/1000s with ISO 800 then run through Neat Image.

http://gallery.vt1gym.com/Cricket/images/daniel5.jpg
F9.5 - I wish it had shallower DOF but the light was changing a lot so I stuck on ISO 800 which closed the aperture a bit.

EDIT: Have a look a bit lower down for a fixed up version with shallower DOF

http://gallery.vt1gym.com/Cricket/images/daniel8.jpg
F8 - just right :)

frex
02-07-2006, 08:26 AM
Cause I had been living in England for more than a year I know this game, well not the rules actually...I know there are people who do! LOL!!!
I am pretty sure it is the most boring sport to watch if you are used to soccer or motorbike-racing, but you really gave it some thrill and action!!
Great shots from this "sport"!!
Now you can kick me!! :D

a_slosh
02-07-2006, 09:22 AM
Or hit you with a cricket bat :) I can actually understand more why you would think it was boring than I understand why we all enjoy it. Any game that can go for 5 days straight and still not have a decision is a little crazy to say the least.

Golf is definitely worse and there are people who would argue that watching cars/bikes go round a track 60 times is boring. I personally don't find soccer that great, probably because I never played much myself.

I'm not too happy at the moment seeing as South Africa was just knocked out of the VB series here in Australia :(

Natsia
02-08-2006, 05:21 PM
We were knocked out!?!?!?!
BBBBBBBBWWWWWWWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
!!!!!!!!!!

Veggie1232
02-08-2006, 06:07 PM
Lol i like it they sure do like white over there lol

a_slosh
02-08-2006, 10:12 PM
We were knocked out!?!?!?!
BBBBBBBBWWWWWWWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
!!!!!!!!!!

Where are you from? I'm originally from Jo'burg but now live in Sydney.

Veggie that's just the standard cricket uniform.

Natsia
02-09-2006, 07:35 AM
Cape Town ;)
Right by the ocean.
Why sydney?

asheep_uk
02-09-2006, 04:09 PM
Why Sydney? Why not? :)

a_slosh
02-09-2006, 10:21 PM
My dad got a job here. I still like it though, cool place.

a_slosh
02-11-2006, 11:01 PM
Here is a Photoshopped version of the first one with a shallow DOF

http://gallery.vt1gym.com/Cricket/images/daniel5-dof2.jpg