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msu202020
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
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Tacky
Reminds me of something ULL would do or like the baseball lights at MSU baseball stadium.


Or Tiger Stadium...


mls4bama
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
Like it.


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Philippines4LSU
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
Not gonna lie, that looks terrific.


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Ed Osteen
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
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As a photographer though, COLOR CHANGING LEDS SUCKS DONKEY BALLS. Even the advertising ribbon stripe between the bowl and the first upper deck at BDS would cause serious color changes when taking photos. And the timing and saturation was just unpredictable. It is really is disheartening to get a great shot and have everything in the frame tinted blue. And not, it is NOT that easy to color correct hundreds of shots in post production.

Let me give a real world example. One of the HS basketball teams I shoot often has a gym with high bay HID/vapor lights. These literally cycle through color changes with the line voltage frequency - that is 60 times a second. The human eye normally never notices this, but my camera does... I might shoot a burst sequence that is tinted pink-white-tinted green-tinted pink-tinted green-white-tinted pink. This incredibly hard to correct in post processing especially if you shoot straight JPG due to volume. I had the thought I would try to shoot RAW for one Alabama game. I ended up getting a fraction of the photos I normally got with a 5x post game processing time. That's not really a good option for most photographers.





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slacker130
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
To match their rednecks?


TT9
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
AuFBIurn fan talking redneck smack?


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AuburnTigers
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
Gimmick Stadium


Herman Frisco
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
Wait until a bunch of 5* recruits are at a game and the lights come on and a recruits name starts trailing around the top of the stadium.
Think this would not get that players attention.


nuwaydawg
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
I'm imagining, Sanford Stadium on September 21st. 8p.m...

The lights are turned off except for those focused on the new west side locker room entry way. Off in the distance a lone trumpet sounds its haunting notes...

Not a dry eye or sober breath in the stadium...

Later on, arrests are made, bails posted, court dates ignored...



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SummerOfGeorge
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
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Gimmick Stadium






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Rohan Gravy
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
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Wait until a bunch of 5* recruits are at a game and the lights come on and a recruits name starts trailing around the top of the stadium.
Think this would not get that players attention.


Herman, we have beds in the locker room.

Just sayin


SouthernInsanity
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
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turn it red when an opposing player gets bodied


Is that aggie talk for yell leader dog piling?


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DoreonthePlains
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
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Or Tiger Stadium...


It really says a lot when fans don't even know what their own schools and stadiums have. They want to point and laugh at what Bama added when they have very similar things themselves. Whooops.


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The Pirate King
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
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Looks good


Can you explain your cuckoldry relationship with Alabama?


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RatRodDawg
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
I like that...cool. Schools are trying to "up" the game experience.
This post was edited on 8/13 at 12:38 pm


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LSU Patrick
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
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Alabama


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texag7


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Looks good




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Pickle_Weasel
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
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Wait until a bunch of 5* recruits are at a game and the lights come on and a recruits name starts trailing around the top of the stadium. 
Think this would not get that players attention.


Not really - too distracted by that new Charger....


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Herman Frisco
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
Rohan, you know what they say, you ever have a swamp ho you never be the same.


Rohan Gravy
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
You preachin to the choir Herman.

We Comin!


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iglass
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re: Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium
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Lonnie Utah
Alabama added color changing LED's around the top of the stadium


Please. Just have a neutral color (white or gray) somewhere in the shot, and PS will automatically do the color correction for you. You're not publishing hundreds of shots for publication, not even dozens. You're just whining.

It's literally one click in ACR.

Memory cards are dreadfully cheap. These days, there's no reason NOT to shoot RAW + JPG.


You'd be incorrect.

First, getting a neutral color in the shot is sometimes rather difficult. When you are shooting at 8-10 frames a second in the middle of game action, while pointed on the field... that's just not possible.

Second, the entire point I was making is that the COLOR IS ALWAYS CHANGING. One click correction doesn't always work.

Third, yes, absolutely, you might be processing hundreds of shots. In the old timey days, the editor would give a photographer 10 rolls of film and the command to be back downtown before the end of the third quarter for film processing. Yep, most photographers only got 200-250 shots total for the entire game. Those days are long past. Most sports photographers I know may end up taking 2500-3000 shots during a major college football game including pre/post game activities. Plus, if you are shooting for a service instead of a newspaper, they WANT extra shots because of future sales. So you may well process a LOT of photos over time. I once got a check in the mail for a fan pic I took over six years earlier that ended up in a calendar. You never know.

Fourth, memory cards ARE cheap... but not really fast cards. Those are really expensive. Have you bought a 128GB XQD card lately? Yeah, those are a couple hundred bucks each. They are practically GIVING those away. And smart photographers are using a dual card duplication setup - so you need it paired with an equally fast Compact Flash card of similar size, those are only $125 or so. Thankfully both of my main cameras can utilize an SD as my backup - I can buy a name brand U3 card for about $40. But that CF card is kinda sporty.

Fifth, the problem with RAW+JPG is write speed even with super fast cards. Even great and very capable cameras buffer shots when you are ripping off long action sequences. I'd rather shoot straight JPG and get the shot than be waiting on the camera with RAW and miss the action. Most photographers shoot straight JPG. Some don't but most. And that's what is required by services. Couple in the time required for 'must have' captioning information and RAW simply is not the best choice. Again, not for me. Maybe for you. My main camera is a Nikon D750 with a D800 backup. Not the latest and greatest but still quite capable of the low light sensitivity you need for night games.

Finally, if you are shooting JPG as a conscious decision, then clearly you'd never be using Adobe Camera Raw for processing. I batch process using Lightroom and single process using Photoshop. I use multiple programs for captioning depending on the quantity and speed needed. So your one-click argument is moot. It is always far better to not have to post process for color - it is much easier to post process for cropping, sharpness, vibrancy, levels, etc... but wholesale color shifts are difficult especially when the color shift is for multiple colors over different shots. And keep in mind that since light is directional, you may not even get a consistent color across any single photo.

But hey, I appreciate your advice and trying to make it sound easy.


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