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Old May 9, 2006, 9:44 PM   #1
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I thought this had potential, but it's not as good as I was hoping for.




I'd appreciate any comments/suggestions.
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Old May 10, 2006, 3:09 PM   #2
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The timing and expression are good and the sharpness seems good, at least in this small version. Boosting the saturation and contrast will help give it a bit more punch. I tried a bit, but the colours seem a bit off on my attempt. Using the original will help. Doing it in layers will allow you to selectively adjust the trees. (I didn't and the mound looks a bit fake on my quick process).

I wonder if the reason you aren't as happy with it is that the ball is so far away from the pitcher. The eye has to move back and forth a bit. I think a bit of a cheat is okay here. I just moved the ball down. I also flipped the background trees so that the ball is still on the same background. On the small file, extracting the ball and putting it over the trees looked as if it was pasted.

Boost the saturation and contrast, move the ball and make a tighter crop and I think it will look great.

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Old May 11, 2006, 10:52 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for the advice and the edit. Made a big difference. I'm going to try what you suggest on the original and see what happens. SO much to learn!
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Nice picture, great capture. Keep shooting baseball it will be rewarding.
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