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Face'n a 94 mph fastball
Face'n a 94 mph fastball
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sports (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Jacobs Field, OH
Date: Sep 13, 2003
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/45
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2003

Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins (under the lights), CC Sabathia on the mound, Corey Koskie at bat. Koskie went 0 for 4.
Hand held ( no tripods allowed in stadium) from row Z behind the dug out. Caught the (blurr) of the fastball coming in and the start of the swing. Popped it up.

I know I am going to get hit for sharpness.

Statistics
Place: 45 out of 79
Avg (all users): 5.3973
Avg (commenters): 5.8571
Avg (participants): 5.1538
Avg (non-participants): 5.5319
Views since voting: 1001
Votes: 146
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2003 07:44:57 PM
This photo would probably be better if there was less motion blur so the baseball could be seen better. It could also be a little more in focus.
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09/19/2003 10:11:11 PM
Good cropping here, obviously you couldn't get very close so I'm not going to complain about them not being bigger. Just curious where the ball is... I can't see it unless it's that blur on the left side? I like the motion of the bat, but I wish we could see the ball a little more clearly. So did he hit the shot? Personally I would have cropped out the extra warm up batter on the upper right, but thats just me...
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09/19/2003 08:36:48 PM
Great composition. Really shows where the action is. Good capture of the swinging bat. I like that you were able to include the audience, the teammates, and the next batter. Makes you feel like you're at the game.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/19/2003 08:33:18 PM
maybe a little over sharpened,I think cropping out the fans on top would have focused my attention more, Nice movement on the bat, did he hit it?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2003 09:55:38 PM
not sharp enough to be a winner, but a tough shot nicely done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2003 05:52:21 PM
Faster shutter speed would make this more impressive. Not quite enough going on really.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/15/2003 05:40:01 PM
Great timing!
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09/15/2003 10:30:34 AM
Wish I could see the ball, other than maybe as a streak, or is that a mark on the grass ?
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