DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
Season's Over
Season's Over
glad2badad


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Something Old III (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2007
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7
Location: Virginia
Date: Oct 30, 2007
Aperture: F1.7
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2007

Lightroom - convert to TIFF (send to PSP X2)

PSP X2
- Brightness & Contrast: Clarify +20
- Smart Photo Fix: Focus +100
- Hue & Saturation: HSL (R +5, Y/Org +20, Y/Grn -30)
- Brightness & Contrast: HMS (0,10,-10)
- Color Balance 4450
- Resize
- USM (.50,100,10) +luminance
- Noise Reduction: S&P (1,1)
- Hue & Saturation: HSL (Y/Grn -40), repeat
- Borders
- Save as JPG

I've walked past this baseball a 100 times and have considered taking a photo of it on numerous occasions and just haven't. It's been laying in one of the mulched beds around the house (fall leaves have now come down), left behind after the dog mauled it a little. :-)

It was near sundown and just a little light was making it's way into this area. I grabbed a white foam board from the house to bounce some light back in on the shadowed side. This was the second shot I took of about 12 total. After the 3rd shot I grabbed the tripod. In the end I didn't need it. The shot that made it into the challenge was handheld at 1/5 shutter speed. I love this 50mm prime lens for low light, and the anti-shake of the Sony camera.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 249
Avg (all users): 6.4522
Avg (commenters): 7.8462
Avg (participants): 6.4808
Avg (non-participants): 6.4286
Views since voting: 2521
Views during voting: 186
Votes: 115
Comments: 23
Favorites: 7 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
11/07/2007 08:46:29 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone. :-) I was quite surprised to see this break the top 10. A very nice way to start my day!
11/07/2007 06:01:05 AM
Well done Barry...7th with a 6.4522 is great
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/07/2007 03:02:52 AM
color tone, sharpness , subject and composition all fits ... Awesome Shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/07/2007 12:53:50 AM
Excellent shot, everything just fits perfectly together. Congrats on top 10, Barry.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/07/2007 12:17:12 AM
I feel horrible that I didn't vote in this challenge after seeing this image (not that you needed it!). I love this it, absolutely beautiful and stunning. Great finish!

Message edited by author 2007-11-07 00:18:23.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/07/2007 12:07:59 AM
Hey, neat shot. Congrats on top 10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/05/2007 04:16:38 PM
great shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2007 05:58:26 PM
Nice use of color. I would like to know how this was done in order to get this feel to the image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2007 01:55:49 AM
I really like this shot, nice and simple, I don't need the title's help to know it fits in the theme, and the background is a great match with the ball. This is a nice change to a lot of the pictures I have been seeing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2007 12:41:48 PM
beautiful colors, very appealing, 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2007 08:19:55 AM
brilliant shot - should place very high, maybe even ribbon.. good work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/02/2007 11:01:08 PM
amazing picture. great job!
i absolutly love the idea. keep up the good work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/02/2007 11:12:55 AM
Great use of dof!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/01/2007 06:35:06 PM
Very subtle and effective. The leaves give us that end of Baseball season and the marked up ball adds to this. Nice use of shallow DOF. The focus does fall of a bit on the back of the ball however I think that's okay in this case.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/01/2007 09:13:19 AM
Lovely! Background a bit fuzzy?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/01/2007 07:33:26 AM
Nice framing, I might have liked a bit stronger focus on the bottom edge of the frame. I would have also either skipped the frame completely or not gone with white, as it is too crisp vs the subject.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/31/2007 09:17:32 PM
Well done! Aesthetically a wonderful photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/31/2007 06:25:23 PM
i really like this one
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/31/2007 05:26:08 PM
Interesting rendering.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/31/2007 04:17:37 PM
Nicely done. It has a feel of a summer gone by and forgotten in a swirl of leaves.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/31/2007 08:59:46 AM
Shallow Depth of Field is seen on the baseball and the background... Compelling image for me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/31/2007 04:50:28 AM
nice shot, shame about the out of focus top left dof, it distracts. Colors seem a bit too muted for my taste
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/31/2007 01:11:28 AM
Ok, maybe it's cuz I'm Sox fan or maybe it's just because I like good photography, but that's awesome.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 02/24/2020 01:43:12 PM EST.