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Old May 23, 2005, 12:34 PM   #1
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I caught a couple of nice shots in sequence at my grandson's baseball game Friday night. The first one shows the ball right before it hits the glove, and the second shows the dust being blown out of the catcher's mitt after the catch. I thought that with the mighty swing involved, that these made an interesting sequence.







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Old May 23, 2005, 10:00 PM   #2
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Not too bad a shot.

Might be nice to position yourself to see more of your grandson's face.

Photos look just a tad overexposed.

I'm just being a little picky here, but I guess with a few tweeks you can take pictures that become lifetime keepsakes for your grandson.

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Old May 23, 2005, 10:38 PM   #3
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Odd thing here. When exposed perfectly for the printer (did a 13x19 on my Canon i9900) and then downsized and compressed for the web, they wind up being overexposed on the web. If someone has experienced this, and can tell me how to get the web images to come out as well as the same image on the printer, please share that with me.

In the real world, when doing sports/action photography, you can't always position yourself to get everyone's face properly framed. This isn't my grandson, so I also wasn't that concerned with getting the faceas the central point of interest. As the title implies, the central issue is the force of the ball hitting the catcher's mitt, as evidenced by the dust flying out of the glove.

I appreciate your comments, and particularly, if you know the solution to the problem expressed in my first paragraph I would greatly appreciate your sharing that information with me. Your comments about the photos being washed out were on-target, however. I have edited the photos for the web, and the versions above are edited from the earlier offerings. These, by the way, will print way too dark on my printer. I guess that I'll just have to get used to working photos for the web one way, and for printer output another. Thanks again for your thoughts.

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Old May 25, 2005, 8:38 AM   #4
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Those are two pretty good shots but if your trying to get the impact of the ball into the catchers mit I personally would like to have more of the catcher in the frame. I feel it would add to the shot.
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K1par is right. If you have to tell us what the central point of interest is, your composition is not right. This looks like a picture of the batter. It is, and he's striking out! Landscape would have created the mood you want. However the picture seems very sharp. A very good capture.

As for positioning. I've said it before in other post. If you want position make sure every coach in the league knows your willing to get him/her a picture of his kid/team. Everything but the playing field will be open to you.

Good luck and i hope we see more picture soon.
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Remarks removed by author. I will only post images in the "please critique me"section henceforth.

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