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Make the Call
Make the Call
ace flyman

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Decisions (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Sigma
Location: Portland Or.
Date: May 27, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 400
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2005

This was a 7 o'clock game, it hit 90 degrees today, I was suppose to work 10am to 7pm but the computers went down, so instead of going home my son and I went to a Portland Beavers game. Itís just single A ball, but it was funÖ

I was about 300 feet away using the sigma 200mm zoom hand held. This lens works well; I was surprised how well I could keep the shutter speed up., shot at 400iso, kept me in the 400 to 500 range. Later when it got darker, I only had to bump it to 800 iso. Started at f4, as it got dark went to f3.2.

Processing: played a little with levels, slight curves, color balance slight geen & red, usm 77/2.7/0, resized, saved as web.

Self Appraisal:
Not sure how it's going to score? I fill it meets the spirit of the challenge well, if anybody has umpired before you know most every decision is criticized, as for the lens and the crop its pretty sharp, good colors, composition is good. I don't like the dirt around the turf at the base but over all itís a good sports shot, if I was to vote prob. a 7.

I enjoy shooting sports/action shots. This one is for me, so I guess we'll see........ace

Place: 69 out of 275
Avg (all users): 5.3854
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.2100
Avg (non-participants): 5.4726
Views since voting: 840
Views during voting: 420
Votes: 301
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2005 03:06:57 AM
I like the shot (8) but i would give it more sats.
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06/06/2005 10:50:46 AM
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06/05/2005 07:56:49 PM
Good composition with very little in the way of distractions. IMO it would have been even better if you'd left the shot for just a little later to get the call.
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06/02/2005 04:42:00 PM
Awesome picture. Amazing focus for being a stop action.
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06/02/2005 05:32:24 AM
nice and also a decision there to be made, maybe the crop should be in line withe the horizontal line... not sure, at least a nice pic
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06/02/2005 01:46:47 AM
Good show.
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06/01/2005 08:48:30 PM
tough call.
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06/01/2005 08:17:28 PM
this is the first idea i had when i saw this challenge...so i must say its a good one! (Didn't have time to enter this week). You,ve done a great job with this capture!
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06/01/2005 06:46:04 PM
Of the sports related productions of this week, this one has the most raw energy and best depicts the theme. One of the ten best of this week.
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06/01/2005 04:58:15 PM
SAFE! Is this AAA ball? Pretty good capture. Too bad 15 is blocking the view of the plate! Could use a hair more contrast. Since you are showing a decision being made I am awarding 2 extra points - 9 from me! Good luck in the challenge.
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06/01/2005 04:05:12 PM
One of the better baseball shots, because it has the umpire on the brink of a call or decision. Could be a little sharper but the composition is spot-on. Nice sports photography!

A 7.
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06/01/2005 03:24:15 PM

I am not considering titles in this challenge...I am looking for images that meet the challenge description visually.

Meets the challenge description........7
Technical 5
Average 6
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06/01/2005 10:02:05 AM
Nice picture for this competition.
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06/01/2005 03:24:41 AM
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