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Scouting Night at the Ballpark!
Scouting Night at the Ballpark!

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Evening (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG for Minolta
Location: Virginia
Date: Aug 2, 2008
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Aug 4, 2008

It was Scouting Night at the Potomac Nationals baseball game. There were hundreds of scouts there of all ages with scout leaders and parents.

The event was a blast. Before the game the scouts had a small parade on the field. After the game the outfield was converted into a campground and a movie was shown on the scoreboard screen.

Couldn't get many more tents out on that field. When we first started to setup I looked around and just had to laugh...frantic tent pitching and land acquisitions going on everywhere as various groups tried to stay together, etc...

We had a lot of fun! :-)

I wanted to get a shot of the stadium lights in with the tents for the challenge but under basic editing rules I couldn't adjust for both the lights and the field. I suppose with a tripod, an ND grad filter, and some time I could have made it work in camera, but those weren't available.

A couple of comments about the crop; I left part of the field (bottom) and the stadium outfield wall (top) there on purpose to help put the photo in context.

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Other photos available at Mister B's Photography.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/12/2008 07:32:21 PM
Great colors and shapes but a little too much of a good thing. I would crop at least the top and maybe some of the bottom.
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08/11/2008 03:16:35 AM
image is a bit busy and doesnt really reflect "evening" to me. nice colors and capture though. best of luck
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08/10/2008 03:45:51 AM
The challenge was 'Evening'. But your telling me it's Scouting 'Night' and it looks like the broad daylight. It's certainly a quality photo and very interesting but I'm confused. Oh hey, that 'Sleepy's' banner is a trophy catch. Extra points!
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08/06/2008 05:36:03 AM
I like the colors and the repetition, but maybe a tighter crop would work better.
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