Take me out to the Ballgame...

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BillD7000 Contributing Member • Posts: 778
Take me out to the Ballgame...

Here are two from last Thursday's Yanks game...  D7100 & 300/4.

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BlueJakester
BlueJakester Senior Member • Posts: 2,089
Re: Take me out to the Ballgame...

Excellent shots Bill!

The second is my favorite. You have captured a remarkable display of athleticism at the exact right moment, IMO. Good shooting! I'd be tempted to crop on just the pitcher, but I like your composition too.

Thanks for posting.

Jake

BillD7000 OP Contributing Member • Posts: 778
Re: Take me out to the Ballgame...

BlueJakester wrote:

Excellent shots Bill!

The second is my favorite. You have captured a remarkable display of athleticism at the exact right moment, IMO. Good shooting! I'd be tempted to crop on just the pitcher, but I like your composition too.

Thanks for posting.

Jake

Thanks!  I'm an old-school shooter coming from the Velvia/Kodachrome days, so I compose for the final shot and almost NEVER crop.  Backward, I know...

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BackroadsTraveler
BackroadsTraveler Contributing Member • Posts: 605
Re: Take me out to the Ballgame...

Just my opinion, but- (Speaking of the second shot)

I like the 3rd baseman, tensed in anticipation, slightly out of focus in the background. Robertson is the focal point, obviously, in mid stride. But I think if you cropped out the third baseman the overall effect would be lessened. I like it.

This must have been the 8th inning.

Any shots of Rivera?

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BRT

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BillD7000 OP Contributing Member • Posts: 778
Re: Take me out to the Ballgame...

BackroadsTraveler wrote:

Just my opinion, but- (Speaking of the second shot)

I like the 3rd baseman, tensed in anticipation, slightly out of focus in the background. Robertson is the focal point, obviously, in mid stride. But I think if you cropped out the third baseman the overall effect would be lessened. I like it.

This must have been the 8th inning.

Any shots of Rivera?

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BRT

Rivera didn't appear on Thursday, but since you asked, here's the final pitch of Mariano Rivera's record breaking 602nd save...  I was SO LUCKY to be there that day!

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Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G +1 more
BackroadsTraveler
BackroadsTraveler Contributing Member • Posts: 605
Re: Take me out to the Ballgame...

BillD7000 wrote:

BackroadsTraveler wrote:

Just my opinion, but- (Speaking of the second shot)

I like the 3rd baseman, tensed in anticipation, slightly out of focus in the background. Robertson is the focal point, obviously, in mid stride. But I think if you cropped out the third baseman the overall effect would be lessened. I like it.

This must have been the 8th inning.

Any shots of Rivera?

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BRT

Rivera didn't appear on Thursday, but since you asked, here's the final pitch of Mariano Rivera's record breaking 602nd save... I was SO LUCKY to be there that day!

Fantastic!! Thanks for posting this.  And yes, you were lucky. I traveled 1700 miles last season to see the Yankees play in Texas, mainly hoping to see Rivera, since I suspected at the time it would be his final season. He never appeared in the two games I saw, and was injured a short time later.

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BillD7000 OP Contributing Member • Posts: 778
Re: Take me out to the Ballgame...

Rivera didn't appear on Thursday, but since you asked, here's the final pitch of Mariano Rivera's record breaking 602nd save... I was SO LUCKY to be there that day!

Fantastic!! Thanks for posting this.

I gave one to Rivera, and have one at 20x30 printed on aluminum on my wall.

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Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G +1 more
BackroadsTraveler
BackroadsTraveler Contributing Member • Posts: 605
Re: Take me out to the Ballgame...

As a huge fan of MO's , that makes me smile. I wouldn't be surprised to see this print, autographed, in a sports memorabilia shop some day!

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BillD7000 OP Contributing Member • Posts: 778
Re: Take me out to the Ballgame...

I wouldn't be surprised to see this print, autographed, in a sports memorabilia shop some day!

There's one, inscribed by Mo, on my wall...

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Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G +1 more
NNS Veteran Member • Posts: 3,609
Re: Take me out to the Ballgame...

nice shots.

baseball is made for making memories.

BillD7000 OP Contributing Member • Posts: 778
Re: Take me out to the Ballgame...

NNS wrote:

nice shots.

baseball is made for making memories.

Thanks!

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Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G +1 more
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