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Old Dec 22, 2006, 7:15 PM   #1
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Hillerich & Bradsby bat factory on Main Street in Louisville, KY. Home of the famous Louisville Slugger. (Shot today)
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Old Dec 22, 2006, 7:16 PM   #2
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Old Dec 22, 2006, 7:49 PM   #3
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That is a very big bat! Awesome photos. I especially like the second one. Makes me wish I was back in my actual hometown and I could get a shot of the giant pancake.

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Like adfani says, Wow!

Like everyone else I've herad of Louisville Slugger but never dreamt that they would festoon their factory with a giant slugger.

Aloha and thanks for sharing.




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Wow. That second shot is awesome....nice perspective!!!! That is one BIG BAT!! Now where is the batter, I wanna see him!!!
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Old Dec 23, 2006, 8:19 AM   #6
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Hello Bill! This is really a cool photo! I have passed thru you city many times but always on the interstate.We have a couple of those bats here at the house. This is a cool challenge!

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Thank you for you kind comments. The factory is open for public tours most days. The factory floor is open to large plate glass windows on Main Street. Here's my feeble attempt to shoot in through the glass.
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Fantastic shots. The 2nd one is awesome.
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Old Dec 23, 2006, 4:02 PM   #9
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I looked at the first shot and being a former model railroader, It appeared to be a small kids bat leaned up against an HO scale model building! The second shot is a real eye-catcher.

A couple of tips for the window shot. Reflections are always a problem with windows. Try to get as close as possible, even touching the glass, when shooting scenes like this. Getting close to the glass helps to eliminate reflections and eliminate any dirt or fingerprints on the glass. Since the glass is so close to the lens, anything on the glass will be so far out of focus, it won't show.

The second tip is to use a polarizing filter. That will eliminate most reflections.

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I looked at the first shot and being a former model railroader, It appeared to be a small kids bat leaned up against an HO scale model building! The second shot is a real eye-catcher.

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Thanks Cal,
It does sort of look like that. I don't know if you can see them or not but the three dark spots on top of the grip end are pigeons. They have no respect for our icons.
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