Roger Federer in HDR

In honor of the French Open going on right now…here is Mr. Roger Federer in HDR (from Palm Springs, CA).  Its a long holiday weekend in the US…and I will be watching lots of tennis from Paris.  If you are a fan…you gotta be routing for another Nadal vs Federer final.  Hope it happens.   Right now I consider Roger the best player ever in tennis.  Rafa Nadal has a chance to unseat him one day…but must stay healthy.   Good luck to Roger this week!  Oh yes…and to my favorite Maria Sharapova as well!!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 112.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/1600 – Single RAW HDR  (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/4.0
  • Gear:  Hand Held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza

Indian Wells, CA – Roger Federer

Roger Federer - Indian Wells, CA

NIKON D300, Nikon 70-200 VR, TC-14EII Teleconverter

In honor of the most famous tennis tournament going on right now – Wimbledon, here is a photo of probably the best tennis player ever Mr. Roger Federer.  This was taken this past March in Indian Wells, CA at the  BNP Paribas Open.   As a big tennis fan, my first thought would be Pete Sampras as the best, but with Roger winning the French Open last month, it moved him up a notch past Pete.  If Rafa Nadal can stay healthy, he may one day surpass Roger. 

This might be one of my best close up tennis shots ever.  I owe this in thanks to the amazing Nikon 70-200 VR lens!  I have talked about this in my previuos tennis posts.  What helped was having the teleconverter.  It added another 100mm focal length to the shot.  Roger was probably 30 feet away from me and this is how close I could get!  Unreal!   I noted that I rented this lens for the week from  If you are looking to buy a new lens and want to try it out?  Use LensRentals!  A great service and very affordable.  I have been saving for the 70-200 VR – hope to have it later this year!   Hope your day is an Ace!