Saturday 22 August 2009

Rediscovered Image: Mark on a Roll

Lens: 55mm, 1/8000s, f/2.8, ISO: 800

Mark and Luke are caught in the middle of the point when Mark Rolls over Luke's back in their gold medal winning pre-arranged routine back in May 2007.

Looking at the specs my camera was set-up all wrong for the bright sunlight conditions. F/2.8 lets in a ton of light but minimises the depth of field (depth of area in the image that is in focus). With so much light entering the camera it has to use it's fastest possible shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second. It should have been setup with something like ISO: 200 (clear sharp highly detailed), 1/500th of a second (freezing any movement), and f/5.0 (reasonable level of depth of field). I usually can't get away with using settings like these due to the lack of light normally experienced inside a dojang, but next time I'll try and remember to make the change. However, despite this the image is pretty successful I think.

I know I've been dragging out showing these images of Mark and Luke and I only have one left in my "must show you" folder. Rather than wait, here it is....

Lens: 42mm, 1/200s, f/2.8, ISO: 800