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Texas Little League Fastball
Texas Little League Fastball

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Challenge: Sports II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Tamron AF 200-400mm f/5.6 LD IF for Canon
Location: Boerne, Texas
Date: Jul 7, 2005
Aperture: 9.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Jul 7, 2005


Place: 162 out of 296
Avg (all users): 4.9705
Avg (commenters): 5.1250
Avg (participants): 4.7521
Avg (non-participants): 5.0856
Views since voting: 1349
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 339
Comments: 19
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07/25/2005 01:04:58 AM
** Greetings from the Critique Club **

First of all, good action shot that fits the challenge theme.
There are a few major problems though. First of all the colors are not very vivid - a boost in saturation can corerect this. Secondly, your white balance needed to be adjusted to compensate for the strong lighting you were under - namely direct overhead sunlight. Thirdly, the focus was off - leaving the image in it's entirety a bit soft.
I agree with some of yopur other commenters, the depth of field had it been more narrow would have blurred out the background people which are very distracting from the star of this shot.
As for the composition, very nice. Your image fits into the rule of thirds, and in my eye is cropped just right - not to close or too wide.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/19/2005 05:26:18 PM
Good show of the pitching action; lost a bit of focus from what I'm looking at; maybe needs a bit more contrast/white balance. Overall, very good.
07/19/2005 12:37:32 PM
nice composition and good action caught on film. this appears to a bit overexposed (in my honest opinion) -- maybe saturate it a bit more? or adjust the levels a bit more.
07/19/2005 11:51:19 AM
Out of Focus - Over exposed
07/19/2005 10:29:47 AM
Great action, needs a bit more contrast and a bit less cyan
07/18/2005 12:11:53 PM
composition: 2/2
color/contrast/clarity: 0/2
originality: 1/2
in-line with theme: 2/2
aesthetic first impression & lasting appeal: 1/2
07/18/2005 12:01:32 PM
The pent-up action in this work is just great.
07/18/2005 10:22:31 AM
8 - Good action and intensity capture. Criticism; more focus, enhanced colors, more background blur. For me, the folks in the background (including their lack of attention) detract too much from the 'star'.
07/18/2005 09:07:14 AM
background distracts, and looks over exposed, otherwise, great timing.
07/15/2005 10:24:19 PM
I like the framing and the subject looks sharp. You might consider using a narrower depth of field to blur the background. More contrast would help, too. Slight overexposure can lend that washed out look, I think.
07/15/2005 09:48:20 PM
the colors could be richer, but other than that it's a really nice shot.
07/15/2005 11:50:12 AM
Good stop action sports capture but colors look a little washed out.
07/15/2005 12:27:51 AM
white balance seems off, too much cyan? more saturation and more contrast would make this a 10, great capture, nice composition, nice work!
07/14/2005 03:54:05 PM
Nice action, dof and color. The lighting a bit bright.
07/14/2005 09:20:32 AM
I would have loved to see different contrast and cropping. Shows great action.
07/13/2005 10:50:31 PM
Good job of capturing the tension of the moment. The colors are really flat, maybe some contrast adjustment would have helped.
07/13/2005 09:23:21 AM
Seems a little over exposed. More depth woould have been better 6
07/13/2005 12:55:25 AM
The light is awfully harsh. Maybe bring up some depth of darker tones. Great stop action. Goooo Texas!!!
07/13/2005 12:35:50 AM
white balance is way off

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