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The Final Out
3rd PlaceThe Final Out

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Challenge: Success II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Ledyard, CT
Date: Jun 13, 2008
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2008

taken at my son's baseball game.

pp-crop. noise ninja, layers for levels, black and white.resize. usm at large radius, then small. added border. changed mode to duotone. save for web.

Place: 3 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.5455
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.1935
Avg (non-participants): 6.6154
Views since voting: 4169
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 187
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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06/27/2008 01:06:27 PM
Woohoo! Congrats, Steve! Perfect timing and use of B&W.

And I think Man_Called_Horse's reaction is funny. I mean, he's basically saying "how dare the voters not adhere strictly to firm guidelines and look at this image without knowing what to look for." It's the same reaction as others who spend more time worrying about the "rules" of portraits, landscapes, or you name it instead of deciding whether they like an image or not. :)
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06/26/2008 10:53:05 PM
Sorry, but I am on the opposite end of liking this image.

Yes, typical voting from viewers that see an image they like, but have no clue what to look for in a sports action image.

I gave a 5 in the voting, which is high for this image from me.

The thing is, there are certain guidelines to sports action photography, and very few were met here.

I hate looking at ear shots. I want to see the face.

To me this is a photo from a loving parent of their great child, but, not a great sports action photo.

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06/25/2008 05:01:29 PM
i bet that really wasnt the final out. liar. just kidding I like the photo. reminds me of my little league days

Message edited by author 2008-06-25 17:02:10.
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06/25/2008 06:33:40 AM
Steve!!!!! Congrats on another ribbon. Good work capturing that instant before... That L glass sure helps, huh?
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06/25/2008 12:52:21 AM
Many congrats on the ribbon, Steve. Beautifully clear shot and great toning.
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06/25/2008 12:13:03 AM
Congratulations Steve!
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06/25/2008 12:11:13 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, Steve! And great timing on the shot, too!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2008 04:13:35 PM
Nice action capture!
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06/23/2008 12:14:34 AM
has an interesting grace to it.
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06/21/2008 07:36:11 AM
Great freeze. 8
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06/20/2008 12:06:10 PM
Nice capture. The angle of the body really shows the movement.
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06/20/2008 12:05:02 PM
Almost success anyways. I'm assuming he caught it? Nice shot, especially the monochromaticness.
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06/20/2008 08:19:28 AM
Great catch...both of you! :-) You really got some nice rich tones out of your B&W conversion. Touch of sepia in there as well? Nice job!
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06/19/2008 08:49:45 AM
does he make the catch? almost looks like it might overrun the glove, nice action shot, good DOF
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06/18/2008 11:05:40 PM
I think I have seen that kid and that glove before.
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