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Title: The swing
Camera: D200
Capture date: 14/05/09 (X4 captures)
Image file type: RAW (16 bit)
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8G ED–IF AF–S VR NIKKOR
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal length: 200mm (300mm equiv.)
Shutter speed: 1/320s
Shooting mode: Shutter Priority
Exposure comp.: 0.00
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: No
Cropped?: No
RAW converter: C1 Pro (v4)

The swing

Today's shot is from a recent golf event held by Intercare, a charity whose website I designed, and is hosted by my work, Mulberry Square Ltd.

The chap in the shot is my friend Lorne, playing for Team Mulberry, who were one of the thirteen teams attending. More details can be seen on Intercare's website, including a few team photos I took on the day.

I only managed to snap Lorne out of the Mulberry Team as they teed off so quickly I wasn't set up for the shot. I was pleased with the burst of images I took around Lorne's swing, always having a composition like this in mind.

For the record Team Mulberry's drives (as much as my limited knowledge allows) seemed pretty impressive, making a resounding crack as the golf balls shot off into the distance and out of site. I suspect I wouldn't be very good at this sport so, fortunately for Mulberry, the only shooting I was doing on the day was with my Nikon. ;)

As for the image, it is made from four exposures (of nine) taken at about 320th of a second. I processed the four shots, composed and aligned in Photoshop. I staggered the layers and ranged opacity from 35% to 85% on the transparent portions of the shot (the first three captures, in from left). I masked, blurred the images as necessary, then set a masked original above the other layers. I then finished with sharpening etc.. and output for web.
 

Comments

Good stuff!

Hi mate, I bet Lorne would love a copy of this framed! Good work...

His lady wants a copy

I sent him one optimsed for his iphone, in the meantime.