Published: Tuesday 26th of July 2005 05:50:10 PM
Nice Shot, Wilson I really like the colors and tones. Did you shoot this in RAW format?
Frank, Very glad you like this. Yes, I had both the D70 and D2X set as NEF + JPG basic for capture with Adobe II for color mode without any in-camera tone or sharpening at the lowest possible ISO.
Great I can't say more man. This is a great sports shot, the action the lighting, the DoF. It all matches. Great job, I wonder if there are any scouts out there for you ;-)
Nicely timed and cropped Wilson.
Thats quite a stretch, nice dof. Sondra
Wils Love the tight crop and detail on this one; bokeh is good and I like how you managed the highlights on this one to keep them from being blown out. Well done.
Nice tight crop and perfect DOF.
I think it's worth a go - take the feet from the other photo and clone them onto the picture with feet missing. It might look better, might not, but It's worth a try.
6/6 Very sharp "stretch" with interesting blurred background!
Appreciate your feedback, William. Unfortunately scouts only look for players and not photographers. ^_^
Good sports action shot Wilson! Regards.
almost Superb! I miss his feet and that makes it look odd. Good though.
Thanks for your feedback . . . WALTER: Very glad you stopped by! WILLIAM: Thanks. I know what you mean. Unfortunately in an attempt to get close with 300 f2.8 + 1.4 TC, I ended up excluding a bit of the bottom. This is basically as it was captured without cropping. WIM: Thanks for checking this out, Wim. SONDRA: Yes, he has the longest stretch of any AquaSox pitcher that I've seen so far. KEN: Thank you much, Ken. It can get tricky with bright afternoon sun and all white uniform. HOWARD: Thanks for your comment, Howard. AMAR: Always appreciate your feedback. DAILY PHOTO: Danke und Wilkommen! Very good observation. Indeed his angle of stretch matches the angle of the handrails in the background. Wilson ^_^
Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY
Wilson- The body form, the streaking background and perfect DOF are wonderful. My only nit pick---- I want to see his other foot!:) Otherwise. your timing is perfect, as usual!
Congratulations to the "lucky" handrails in the background. They contribute a good part to the "action".
His left foot, which carries all his weight, is unfortunately out of the frame. Besides that, this would be a very nice shot as well.
Peter, Jayme, Marc, Thanks for your feedback. Yes, I also wish the foot wasn't cut off. I was hoping to get as shallow d.o.f. as possible to get rid of the distracting background. Unfortunately, the long fixed focal length of 300 + TC + sensor crop factor didn't allow me to include his foot. Here's one with all his body parts, but with shorter focal length thus more d.o.f. which I don't think work as well. I could've cloned in his foot and pitching mound, but wanted to keep the baseball series as non-manipulated for photojouralism value. Appreciate all your insights. Wilson ^_^
In general... For motion images like this, I feel it is better to give the subject a little more breathing space... Cheers.
Almond Joys got nuts, Mounds don't, Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't . . . ^_^
Lou Ann Aepelbacher
I like the crop ... I think that sacrificing the left foot is okay since the right foot is perfect!!