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Get your glasses checked, ump!! He was out by a mile!
1st PlaceGet your glasses checked, ump!! He was out by a mile!
vawendy


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Enemies (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
Date: Jun 2, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Sports, Children
Date Uploaded: Jun 2, 2009

My son's second to last little league game was tonight (thus the 1000 ISO). I didn't know the Ump, but asked if I could borrow him for 5 minutes after the game. Found the kid with the biggest attitude and told him his dream had come true--he gets to yell at the ump! Took a few quick shots--didn't pay attention to background, details, etc.

[Jun. 4th, 2009 08:35:49 PM]

Ok, two days into it, and I'm at 6.65 (down from 6.73 yesterday--but it's pretty exciting! Ok, back to reality now...

Meggie says: As long as we're all dreaming, our schools should have vegetarian options :D
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Oh wow! How cool can it get! Thanks for the comments everyone--it was a fun ride.

Actually, this was fun from the very beginning. When I told the kid that he got to yell at the ump, his face just lit up! The ump had a great time, too. They both had to work hard not to grin, and at one point the boy was rolling in the dirt laughing. It lasted about 10 minutes or less, because I didn't want to keep the ump, and they were holding up a team meeting because they were missing their catcher.

Cool!!!

I forgot to add-I didn't have the guts to ask the ump. I loved the idea, but it seemed like an imposition. My husband told me "don't be silly! go ask!" So it's all his doing. I got up the nerve and asked. I'm so glad I did. this was probably the most fun I've had with DPC--all the way around!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 56
Avg (all users): 6.6746
Avg (commenters): 8.0625
Avg (participants): 6.9000
Avg (non-participants): 6.6369
Views since voting: 9741
Views during voting: 539
Votes: 209
Comments: 66
Favorites: 26 (view)


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12/03/2015 10:26:48 AM
Yup! Found this again just rambling around. Always loved this, Wendy! Makes me smile *every* time.
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05/28/2015 09:16:46 AM
Looking back at ribbon winners. Loving this one! =)
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07/08/2012 02:44:04 AM
Haha! What fun and I saw the image before reading your comments and it does not look staged, yet candid.
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05/19/2011 11:19:17 PM
I really love this picture.
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06/04/2010 04:16:26 PM
This is great!!!
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02/06/2010 07:35:43 AM
Originally posted by MelonMusketeer:

Magnificent! It looks like something that Norman Rockwell would paint. Congrats on the blue too.


Oh so true! This is great :-)
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06/14/2009 10:49:14 PM
Magnificent! It looks like something that Norman Rockwell would paint. Congrats on the blue too.
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06/13/2009 10:29:59 AM
This is so great and funny too! I feel scared to ask strangers to pose too, so I understand how you felt! Now you have given me courage to do it as this is FANTASTIC!!! They are the perfect models and did it the perfect way! I bet anything, if you could find them, they would like a print of it for themselves!
Kudos all the way around!
Debbi
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06/12/2009 11:44:27 PM
I love the back story on this almost more than the shot - which is fantastic. Congrats. Great fun indeed.
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06/12/2009 06:13:16 PM
good effort to get the shot, and well executed. congrats!
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06/12/2009 05:49:01 PM
Congratulations on your first, and very well deserved, blue.

I'm really enjoying this image. It has a sort of Norman Rockwell feel to it. I could easily see it on the cover of one of the many magazines that grace our home when I was a child.

Absolutely wonderful image. Thanks for sharing the back story. If anything it makes it even better.
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06/12/2009 02:07:06 PM
Congratulations. Very good idea and it came out great.
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06/11/2009 04:14:38 PM
Dude! I know I'd change my mind! :} LOL! :)
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06/11/2009 03:10:45 PM
This is darling! Thanks for the backstory, too. HUGE congrats on your blue ribbon!!
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06/11/2009 06:06:09 AM
Congrats on the blue ribbon - great shot!
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06/10/2009 10:47:58 PM
Congratulations Wendy, great image.
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06/10/2009 09:49:57 PM
COngratulations
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06/10/2009 09:07:26 PM
Love the story. Love the image.
Congratulations all the way around.
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06/10/2009 05:59:40 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon!!
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06/10/2009 02:48:07 PM
Super shot, congrats on your Blue, Wendy. It's very well deserved.
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06/10/2009 02:19:08 PM
Way to go! I love this shot!
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06/10/2009 01:29:32 PM
awesome photo!!!!!
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06/10/2009 01:08:38 PM
The ump bent down like that really adds a lot in this great situation. So glad you gave the details, I would have loved to have been there for this take!!
Great creativity and shots!!
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06/10/2009 12:19:44 PM
Oh that's great. congrats
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06/10/2009 11:21:02 AM
Oh, Wendy!!! You are a GENIUS to think of this -- and omg -- what GREAT models you had. This has to be one of my favorite, heartwarming pictures I've seen on dpChallenge! Mega Congratulations!!!

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06/10/2009 11:05:28 AM
OMG that is such a great shot/story/setup! Good work Wenday and huge congrats on the blue!
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06/10/2009 10:45:10 AM
LOL! I love the story that goes with this adorable image. Congrats on your blue, Wendy.
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06/10/2009 08:03:55 AM
This was definitely my favorite shot of the challenge, very cool! Congrats
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06/10/2009 07:43:45 AM
Terrific idea, extremely good acting and shooting - congratulations!!
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06/10/2009 07:00:44 AM
Nice going there!!! I thought there would have been birds in your pic since you do them so well! Great pic.
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06/10/2009 02:51:58 AM
LOL, we were just chatting before this rolled over. I was voting this challenge about the same time. And surprise surprise I gave you one of your 10s.
MUCHO congrats, your prize is that extra kid ...
Enjoy this ribbon, it is very much deserved.
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06/10/2009 02:48:18 AM
Congrats on the blue, great idea!
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06/10/2009 02:38:11 AM
Go Wendy....
Congratulations on your first and very well deserved Blue.
Great shot
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06/10/2009 02:16:28 AM
woo hoo!!! A Blue. congrats and well deserved.
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06/10/2009 12:59:02 AM
Look at you, with a BLUE ribbon. Huge congrats! I'm glad this won, it's a wonderful shot.
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06/10/2009 12:48:59 AM
WOW, cool Wendy. Congrats on the BLUE.
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06/10/2009 12:42:22 AM
LOL! Fantastic, Wendy! Congrats!
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06/10/2009 12:40:14 AM
This is perfect. It is my new favorite shot on DPC. Could go down as a classic. Congrats on the Ribbon too. Shame on those fools that gave you 2's and 3's.
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06/10/2009 12:37:59 AM
Great fun shot!! Our school has vegetarian options :-)
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06/10/2009 12:36:15 AM
WOW .. !! .. wot an excellent shot .. that kid is too much .. !!.. congrats on the blue .. :)
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06/10/2009 12:31:48 AM
Well, Wendy, you won our little head-to-head (you were ahead of me all the way, but I had to keep you in suspense) and we came 1st and 2nd between us in the challenge :-)

Congrats - your shot is a worthy winner!
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06/10/2009 12:20:21 AM
Yee haw! Wendy got a blue!
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06/10/2009 12:20:16 AM
Ribbon hog!! (and I mean that in the best of ways!)
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06/10/2009 12:18:38 AM
ha! this is funny. I can think of a lot of adults who'd trade places with the kid lol. Congrats on the blue!
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06/10/2009 12:06:10 AM
Too cute! Congrats on the blue!!
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06/10/2009 12:05:03 AM
Congrats on your first blue!
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06/10/2009 12:04:45 AM
Oh yes! I was hoping this would take the blue. Fun shot, congrats!
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06/10/2009 12:02:35 AM
Ahhh I almost fell off my seat laughing the first time I saw it. I didn't get a chance to vote, but this would've gotten a 10 from me. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/09/2009 11:33:53 PM
Great picture - really captures raw emotion
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06/09/2009 10:25:37 PM
terrific acting!
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06/09/2009 06:03:18 AM
this is my fav
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06/08/2009 11:10:23 PM
Candid or staged? Looks real and I like the catch!
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06/08/2009 10:47:11 AM
lol, amazing shot, love it, it made me lough, i really hope this picture does well, i've got an idea who's picture this is

10
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06/08/2009 06:15:27 AM
I love this one.
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06/07/2009 11:20:10 PM
Don't know if you set that up or not, but I think it is fantastic! Would like a little less shadow on the boy's face. Gets a 10 from me :)
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06/06/2009 06:05:52 PM
Whoah! Did this really happen? Great capture!
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06/06/2009 04:33:17 PM
Very funny! I would have loved to have been there to hear what was being said! Great shot!
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06/06/2009 04:30:18 AM
:-) cute. ;-)
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06/05/2009 03:08:16 PM
classic
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06/05/2009 12:15:11 PM
Ha ha. Nice one.
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06/05/2009 05:28:10 AM
that kid needs to chill out;p
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06/04/2009 08:19:11 PM
It looks a tiny bit staged, but I love this photo!!
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06/03/2009 05:58:09 PM
This is waaay too funny!! Nice shot.
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06/03/2009 05:51:16 PM
Excellent work here, it really captures the moment and meets the challenge perfectly
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06/03/2009 12:03:31 PM
windy title ignored, this is super concept.
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06/03/2009 02:06:21 AM
HAHA! Wow
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