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And....It's....Outta Here!!!
And....It's....Outta Here!!!

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Challenge: Sports III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: West End Field
Date: May 6, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Sports, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: May 7, 2007

Great day to catch a game.Grabbed the camera,my longest albeit slowest lens,sat down with some cold ones and started taking shots ,photo's that is,and enjoyed the day.I did the usual Basic stuff i.e. hue/sat,curves,levels,contrast all as adj. layers.
I hope you enjoy it.
And yes,it was a home run.....For the other team.

Place: 79 out of 230
Avg (all users): 5.8664
Avg (commenters): 6.2308
Avg (participants): 5.9759
Avg (non-participants): 5.7985
Views since voting: 889
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 217
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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05/16/2007 11:24:16 PM
by karmat

Great action shot. It would have been nice to see the ball, but sometimes it just is not possible. :)

The focus on this is outstanding. The catcher, batter and umpire stand out nicely from the background which is just blurry enough to make them (the subjects) seem sharper and to be less distracting (though I do find myself looking at the people in the stands, possibly indicating that teh dof isn't shallow enough). Also, the colors are a nice, rich hue.

I suppose, in a field of over 200 shots, this one suffered from not having enough "wow" to really enthrall the viewer. It is a good photograph, and a score of 5.8ish is nothing to sneeze at, but in reading the other comments, I'm struck with the notion that while everyone seems to know about baseball, this shot just didn't grab them as being that unique.

Nice work, and best to you in future challenges. If I need to further clarify or explain myself, please let me know.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/14/2007 05:05:47 PM
Nice picture, and more nice if we could se the ball
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05/11/2007 08:03:10 PM
If the focus was on the batter rather than the catcher...
"Strike!" would fit the composition better.
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05/11/2007 04:18:15 PM
I like that you managed to shoot from ground level, but the background is too in focus and too distracting. A good capture of the action though.
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05/10/2007 09:01:47 PM
The colors are very crisp, nice job!
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05/10/2007 10:41:39 AM
Well caught - or was it safe?
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05/10/2007 06:33:10 AM
Well done :) 6
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05/10/2007 12:28:37 AM
Nice and sharp but the background is too distracting.
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05/09/2007 11:07:47 PM
I can't tell by the shot??? that pesky ball might have been behind the batter... You could have named it Strike if the ball had been going by... or the title you used if it was still in the frame... none the less a great picture of the 3 of them!
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05/09/2007 05:13:11 PM
Good capture of the moment after the hit, but it would be much better if you could see his face. I would also frame it move the batter much farther to the left so you get a feeling of the direction that the ball has gone.
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05/09/2007 03:06:24 PM
Batta, batta, swing...
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05/09/2007 12:26:23 PM
the fans faces made this shot. I am glad you leave them in. 10
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05/09/2007 07:57:29 AM
Well done.
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05/09/2007 07:21:53 AM
Classic shot. A pity that I cannot see any of the subjects faces - then I'd get to see some emotion. I like the good crisp focus.
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