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Old Oct 5, 2011, 12:25 PM   #1
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After JohnG suggestions on the shutter speed and the color after PP. Here you have 2 before and after PP

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Old Oct 5, 2011, 1:12 PM   #2
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Nice improvement in the image

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Looks good, not to say great.

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Old Oct 5, 2011, 3:15 PM   #4
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Thank.
Hans and Ronny.

Look like going in the right direction. I will post two more, showing some action, at a shuter speed of 1/500.

Ronny,
That series with the 105 was superb

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Better. I would do a much tighter crop. Bring out the kid!
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Just a suggestion on cropping, see what you think. I immediately deleted the image from my computer after posting it BTW. Just a suggestion.
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I actually like the first shot better but I like the catcher out of the middle. The second seems a bit unnatural. In any case the subject was well chosen!
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Old Oct 6, 2011, 6:45 AM   #8
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better shutter speed. I would add a note of caution though - I talked about some levels adjustments to make the darks darker / whites brighter and add more pop. Looks like you made some color/saturation adjustments - both of which give a very yellow tint to the dirt and the skin tones. So be careful of those types of changes. I'm not a big fan of high saturation when people are in a photo as the skin tones look unnatural. Otherwise, a very nice improvement!!
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Try keeping both eyes open and using the eye not on the finder to keep track of the ball in your peripheral vision, or mount the camera on a tripod and use a remote to actuate the shutter allowing you to include the ball in the image. See attached.

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Hans,

Keeping both eyes open can be a very good practice. I keep forgetting that since I'm left eye dominant (and most of my sports shooting is done portrait orientation so the body blocks my right eye).
But, I disagree with using a tripod. First, it's a lot more obstructionary for other people there. It's also less flexible for changing positions (and having enough room to set up to begin with).
And if the OP is shooting from inside the fence then a tripod is definitely a no-no.

As an aside, I would recommend when you frame your shots you do so more tightly. Framing as loosely as you have in this photo really allows the background to become very distracting (not to mention the yellow thing over the catcher's head). If your subject is the batter then frame in on the batter. If the catcher, then frame in on him (or her):


by the way, it's not lost on me that on this (archive) photo - I should have followed my advice to the OP from his last post - the blacks in this photo are too washed out
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