Pa’i ki’i Imagery

February 19, 2009

College Baseball is about to start!!!



Moment before the tag

This Friday is the opening weekend for college baseball in Hawaii. The University of Hawai`i baseball team opens its 2009 season this weekend (Feb. 20-22) when it hosts UC Irvine on Friday at 6:35 p.m., Saturday at 1:05 p.m. (doubleheader), and Sunday at 1:05 p.m.

If your in the area it’s inexpensive entertainment. The most you’ll spend is $8 per person for a ticket to get in. The food is good and cheap and the seats are brand new. What more could you want outa life!
Well some good pics would be nice!

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June 10, 2008

Noise

Filed under: Photography — paikiiimagery @ 11:47 am
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Since I got the Sony A700 DSLR about three weeks ago I’ve had a couple of opportunities to use it in low light. A couple of University of Hawaii night baseball games and the Floating Lantern ceremony at Ala Moana Beach Park.

The baseball game is difficult because I want to use a fast shutter speed to catch the action and my best lens is the Tokina AT-X 80-400mm 4.5 -5.6. During a day game I get good shots. At night it’s harder because the quality of the stadium lighting falls off the further away the action is. For instance, action I capture along the baseline I’m sitting near is okay. Moving out to second base or beyond is less good (to put it kindly).
Here’s an image 1/800sec at f5.0. Since the baseball game were the first opportunity to use it I ran the ISO up to 6400. Beyond the default settings applied at import into Lightroom no other processing has been applied. With adequate stadium lighting this is not bad.

Compare it to a similar picture taken with my Maxxum 7D at ISO 3200 and 1/250 sec f5.6 such as this one from the year before.

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