Some MLB Photography

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  1. kylehess10

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    Took these on 6/22. I tried a new angle with my pictures; Instead of taking pics directly from the side, I tried more farther behind this time. Let me know what you think.

    This was my best pic of the day.....I took it when he hit a homerun off the right-field pole, it was perfect timing.

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    Some really nice work there, I like the way you've caught the ball with just enough softness to suggest speed. A suggestion if I may is that you zoom out a little more; several of the pictures I think would be that much better if they had the other half of the player which has been cut off - remember you can always crop to suit.
     
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    Wow. Really sharp, great colors, and as tirediron mentioned nice blur on key subject points. Really cool shots. Thanks for sharing.

    What lens and settings where you using for these? What kind of cam?
     
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    Thanks guys. I use a Sony Cybershot DSC-H3 model. Most of the shots were taken with 100ISO/2000 shutter speed. But whenever the clouds came through I had to change it often to 200ISO/1600 (or 1250) shutter speed.
     
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    Can you get a speed higher than 1/2000? 1/4000 would be good. Turn it up to ISO 200 on the sunny days too if need be to get the fast shutter speed.

    Still, great pictures. Just compose them a little looser so you can carefully crop them later to get the desired result.
     
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    My camera only goes up to 2000; but for 2000 I believe I still get good results, but just not as good as 4000
     
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    These shots are nice. The camera must have a high zoom. There was something I noticed with a couple of the shots, I thought they looked a little "fuzzy" or just lacking in some detail, but they didn't look blurry from camera shake. I also noticed a lot of chromatic aberrations on the foul lines and base lines, and when you said what type of camera it was it made sense. I think these are the shortcomings of a smaller image sensor with P&S cameras.

    Still nice shots though.
     
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    Oh, thats OK. You are still getting good results. Consider an SLR in the future. You've got sufficient skills to move on but you don't have to.
     
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    great shots and I agree on the composition. I love the slight blur of the ball in #1, perfect.
    My DH wants to know how you got shots on both sides of the plate?
     

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