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Play Ball, NOT!

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Challenge: DQ Deja Vu (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Lens: Canon 12x IS USM (S3 IS built-in Lens) -- 36-432mm (35mm EQ)
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Sep 25, 2013
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/79
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2013

A recreation of my own first DQ, so old that it was before the DQ'd images were retained and listed at the end of the challenge results. I've put a link to the original photo below.

Since I no longer have access to Pac-Bell SBC ATT Park, I made my own sign and shot this at Oakland Technical High School's "Field of Dreams" field near my house.

Submission qualifies under the current Minimal Editing rules, edited with IrfanView.

-Handheld, Aperture-priority mode, auto-bracketing
-FL 52.8mm (35mm EQ)
-SaveAs JPEG at 97% quality = 300KB

File: PB_IMG_8496-DPC97

Originally DQ'd image:

Place: 39 out of 41
Avg (all users): 4.7821
Avg (commenters): 4.8000
Avg (participants): 4.7727
Avg (non-participants): 4.7857
Views since voting: 398
Views during voting: 196
Votes: 78
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2013 11:10:53 AM
Great recreation of the original. A little more clarity on that sign would make this even better.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2013 04:09:34 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

Hmmm, the General's hidden DQ from the Games Challenge;-).

It remains true to the original with the "Keep off the Grass" sign. This redux has a leading line in it that the original did not feature prominently. The only thing is, is that dirt path/line doesn't really lead the eye to any element that would help the composition or play into/support the main subject. Maybe if the composition showed the corner where that path ends and a person (someone dressed in baseball outfit would be best given the location) walking towards it. Then that leading line would have something the eye could focus on and it would be another supporting element that would be a nod back to the 'keep off the grass' sign.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2013 06:53:37 PM
Hmm. Not a terribly compelling image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2013 09:26:44 PM
I searched this title. 37 matches and not one a DQ. Then I searched Keep Off the Grass. Another 3 matches. No DQ. I give up.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2013 08:10:52 PM
What a way to ruin the game.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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