Friday 28 August 2009

Best Patterns Tournament - Odd Shots

Lens: 18.0mm, 1/125s, f/3.5, ISO: 1000

Mr Couling responds to a cheeky "Hey Tim" shout from me from the balcony above between rounds. Click. It's a nice strong graphic image.

Lens: 85.0mm, 1/160s, f/1.8, ISO: 250

I tried time and time again to capture an interesting image of the judges raising their flags. It is a lot harder than you'd think as I was often focused on the contestants and when I did try and setup a shot the blue flags would rise - the blue ones don't look half as bright and interesting as the red ones. Tried slow shutter speed, blurry flags, different angles and this was the only image that I think worked well.

Lens: 55.0mm, 1/160s, f/2.8, ISO: 800

Desiree McNie is standing in a shaded area under the balcony guiding the contestants with her hand signals. I snap this very poorly exposed image (significantly under exposed) and rescued it a bit by adding lots of contrast and brightness to come up with this ghostly looking image.

Lens: 28.0mm, 1/80s, f/3.2, ISO: 1000

The overall team patterns winners - and looking pretty happy. I hurried too much resulting in a blurry image (shutter speed too low to freeze the movement).

Lens: 85.0mm, 1/100s, f/1.8, ISO: 250

Sam hiding from me.

And here are the last 6 Pick of the Pix from the Pattern's Tournament...