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Thome Homers, Phils Win!
Thome Homers, Phils Win!
jmlelii


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Challenge: Newspaper (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
Date: Jun 19, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 209 out of 232
Avg (all users): 4.2704
Avg (commenters): 4.6667
Avg (participants): 4.1538
Avg (non-participants): 4.3434
Views since voting: 765
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 270
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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07/05/2004 08:51:30 PM
From the Critique Club:
Okay, this is a sports action shot and as such we are at the mercy of the available lightand of course the swift movement. The image has pleasant colors, but contrast needs a boost. The image is not in dead focus.
Of course, the dynamics would change in your favor had you waited to catch him at the end of the swing. This would have added more excitement. As a matter of fact many sport photographers shoot this on drive mode.
Another thing you can do with this picture as is, is to crop it like a baseball card.
The one lesson you should learn from this effort, is to resolve the focusing aspect. Learn the knack of prefocusing and then waiting for the action, but if much movement takes place do not hesitate to refocus.
By looking at your port I can see that you are well capable of focusing your camera, so all you need is a couple more visits to the arena. You will learn that a different mind set is required for different situations.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2004 05:43:26 AM
Looks too washed out to me, I think u need to bump the contrast up.
06/28/2004 11:05:45 AM
good shot but it seems a bit "hazy", try more contrast
06/27/2004 10:41:20 PM
OK, but if shot was taken from the third base side...
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06/27/2004 09:43:18 AM
Headline would be better if Thome was sliding into home rather than about to hit the ball.
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06/26/2004 03:48:36 PM
Looks faded. Too bad was left handed. Would have been nice to see his face.
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06/26/2004 03:07:39 PM
Needs a bit more focus, but a good entry good luck
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06/26/2004 01:08:45 PM
this almost looks like this is a picture of a tv screen....
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06/26/2004 04:21:00 AM
Out of focus. Underexposed?...flat.
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06/25/2004 01:48:49 AM
This goes in order of what I notice first:
1) Boost the colors a bit by adjusting the contrast, it seems really dull, although I know paper photos can be, they don't have to be.
2) Rotate a bit to make the line of the box parallel to the bottom edge, it just seems like he's ready to fall backwards.
Score: 5
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06/24/2004 08:56:58 PM
I like the shot, but the contrast is a little off.
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06/23/2004 03:59:45 PM
boy, i wish thome would have staed in Cleveland!
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06/23/2004 09:10:51 AM
a bit hazy, but otherwise cool action shot
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06/23/2004 08:42:46 AM
Looks out of focus. Could've saturated it a bit to bring out more of the color of the grass and his socks and hat.
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06/23/2004 05:24:59 AM
Decent photo (little out of focus) Good headline, nice job.
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06/23/2004 04:36:28 AM
I think this photo would've been more effective if Jim Thome was at the end of his swing or making contact rather than being in stride.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/23/2004 02:08:49 AM
The ball could have made the shot great!
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06/23/2004 01:11:09 AM
not sharp
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06/23/2004 12:49:09 AM
This photo looks quite soft. Too bad you could not get the ball in the frame. 5
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