At the recent London Olympics 2012 Reuters photographers showcased the multiple exposure capability of the Canon flagship EOS 1D X all done in-camera (the EOS 5D Mark III is capable of this too). If you own neither (like me) you’ll be delighted to know I’ve found a way to get the same results using the version of Digital Photo Professional bundled with the 5D Mark III. The software has since received some updates so if you’re wondering which version that is, I’m not quite certain but the one I have is 22.214.171.124 — features the new Compositing and HDR tools — and because it’s DPP you can get the magic to work on both RAW and JPEG images. Compositing Tool is what’s needed for to layer several images for a stunning composite. The example below uses a series of images I shot using my Samsung Galaxy S III.
Conventional wisdom says lighting never strikes the same place twice. At the London Olympics 2012 100m, 200m including 4 x 100m athletics events, USAIN BOLT not only left left his opponents in the dust, he also made history and broke the mould of such wisdom leaving behind a legion of highly inspired athletes around the world. One of such inspired athletes is none other than my daughter Jewel who in recent years developed a passion for competitive running who is also fortunately to train in the company of more seasoned runners in the district. As parents we support her weekly endeavours as long she continues to fulfil her educational and academic pursuits.
Huge congratulations to Usain Bolt for his personal and team Jamaica’s incredible achievements!
The following images © 2012 AFP, AP, Getty Images, Reuters, respectively.
My daughter Jewel has so far this year competed in two sports meets. The first one (also her first ever attempt to run) was at her own school’s 4x100m back in May. Her only second run to-date was just a month back at the 3rd Battalion@Lumut Camp where she competed in both the 400m and 4x100m events. Thing is this, in both the events, she ran with the wrong type shoes for various reasons. Being new at this, we weren’t sure if it would be a worthwhile investment and compounding this matter was the fact that no suggestions had been made for Jewel to train in proper gear — equipment that may mean quicker times and possibly a very different outcome.
“Of all races, the fierce competition between Amanda Koo of Chung Hua Middle School (KB) and Jewel Shim of Chung Ching Middle School primary section in the girls’ 400m event had the whole stadium on its feet” — Chua Guan Cheong | The Brunei Times