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Batter Up!
Batter Up!

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Collection: Blur
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Date: Aug 22, 2007
Aperture: 32
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.5s
Galleries: Abstract, Sports
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2007

Viewed: 1123
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

I've been wanting to try a zoom blur for a while now. This is handheld - just twisted the zoom ring while pointing more or less at the batter.

I was in the upper deck, almost at the top of the stands, and my 70-200 at 200mm plus my 1.4 teleconverter gives me this kind of view. This is just a slight crop. I love this lens!

I needed F/32 to get a long enough exposure to finish zooming. Normally, of course, you lose some sharpness at that small an aperture, but for this project, that doesn't matter, does it? :)

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09/01/2008 02:38:37 PM
I'm a sucker for shots like this. I like that amidst its abrstractedness (is that a word?) it retains recognizable baseball colors. It's got some interesting radial geometry also.
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12/28/2007 10:54:17 AM
Jeffrey...this photo is awesome. Beautiful work!
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12/22/2007 05:51:19 PM
It's cool, just enough recognizable information but retains its abstractness.
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12/19/2007 11:16:21 PM
I really like this shot! Maybe it's because I've been playing baseball since I could walk. Thought you might enjoy this one, my newest addition to the portfolio...

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08/26/2007 01:20:22 PM
Very cool. Looks like a bug with wings. 8)
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08/26/2007 08:44:37 AM
great result ... love the motion .. :)
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08/25/2007 10:24:41 PM
The color palette is great here, but what really captured me was the lines (the line from the bat and the line from the ball). Really like this one Jeffrey. Glad to have you back. Can't wait to see more from the trip.
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08/25/2007 12:52:46 PM
Oh yeah!!! Love the yellow/green palette with the BLACK of the batter. That's cool.
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08/25/2007 11:53:13 AM
Great use of zoom blur, Jeffrey. I particularly like how the field markings split your composition up.
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08/25/2007 11:32:51 AM
I knew what this was without even seeing the title. Not too blurry, and not too clear. Just right.
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08/25/2007 09:00:40 AM
From the thumbnail, it gives the impression of a bird flying away from home plate. In the larger version, the radiating lines focus attention on the batter and make the image look like a quick painting. Nice capture of the essence of the situation.
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08/25/2007 08:26:13 AM
Love how the batter becomes so abstract, he becomes just flares of white.
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08/25/2007 07:03:21 AM
hmm i should try this, it looks like a flower, have no idea what it really is. i have been experimenting with putting the camera on manual focus and deliberately taking pics outta focus, its skeery, keep thinking what if i missed an oportunity for a really good shot.
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08/25/2007 04:43:32 AM
You did great to achieve this hand held. Well done! I can almost hear the crack of bat against ball! :)
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