This is our dog Nola playing in the Olantangy River. In the late summer the river gets so low that she can run all the way across it. This picture was taken at the end of last July. I've been trying to work on action photography for a while now. It's harder than I originally thought. I like this picture and the only things I would have done different would be to use a faster shutter speed and bring the focal plane closer. But those are minor things I'll work on in the future. This picture didn't need too much work. A little more noise than I like (but that's 800 ISO) and some harsh shadows that lost detail.

Canon 350D (RAW)
1/80 sec at f/5.6, ISO 800

190mm (70.0-300.0mm f/4-5.6 IS Canon)

Adjustments made in Lightroom:
- Levels, Brightness/Contrast, Tone Curve, Clarity

Adjustments made in Photoshop:
-Initial capture sharpening, Noise Ninja

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Composition is strong as is the focal positioning. In terms of capturing the motion, its a pretty solid image. I can only imagine what Nola is chasing after, I'm sure I could out run her anyways!