Thanks Steve and Lloyd!
Thanks Steve and Lloyd!
F2, FM2, D700, 3,5/20 UD, 2/35, 3,5/55, CV 2,5/75 (all ai or ai´d), 1,8/85 af-d,
Our nephew was in town trying out for the US Under-18 baseball team. He's only 15, so we knew he had a slim chance at best, but it was a good experience for him. Here's a shot of him diving for a ground ball:
D3, 70-200/2.8 VRII @1/640, 200mm f2.8 ISO 4000 (this shot is cropped somewhat. LR3 processing)
Here's a 100% crop. Not bad ISO 4000 performance.
Steve/Corlan/Lloyd/Rayyan: Gentlemen, thank you!
Rayyan: Great portraits and pink limo! The smile in the first and the "look" in the second are well captured and presented. "Sugars" must be very classy to have it's own shuttle.
Steve: Very "saxy" photos (somebody must have already said that? Come to think of it, it was you!). The B&W's superb. I'm going to say #'s 4 & 5 are my favorites. The sax seems to be pulled, ever so slightly, out of the liquid blackness.
Leif: Beautiful flower and handsome dog! Have fun in the mountains.
Lloyd: Nice capture and good hustle on your nephew's part.
Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.
D3s; 1/180s @ f/2.8; ISO 200.
Lloyd and Matt, impressive shots!
Along the way on the hill I stopped for some fruits and refreshment....
Sounds like fun, Rayyan.
(maybe did they provide a "companion" on site?)
The shot's really great, Lloyd.
And ISO4000 extremely good.
We had a ray of sun between the clouds. No glorious exotic models handy, so i tried a little Rayyan on Lady Bug.
- "read your manual my friend. You shoudln't try macro under windy conditions" she said.
- "but light's nice, and you look good on your leaf... and i have VR"
- "doesn't matter. Won't work".
- "hmm. Just a quick take?"
- "ok, one. But you won't get my sharpest figure. And i'm in a hurry so i'll keep walking".
- "never mind..."
Clic, then she went, flying away.
Well, she was right
(nope, no crop, Matt)
Last edited by Corlan F.; 2nd August 2010 at 06:21.
Corlan: Yes, that is how they do it for the U-18 team as well. To add to the difficulty for my nephew, there were only two players from his home state, and the the tryouts consisted of a tournament played primarily by teams from different states. He and his friend were assigned to a team from a state which already had about 20 players, and the coaches for that team knew those players, but not my nephew or his friend. As a result, they saw limited playing time. The good news is, he got some good experience, and, even better, his parents report that he apparently caught the attention of some college scouts, which is what they were really hoping for anyway.
I'm not too versed in baseball, is it a big thing in college nowadays? Thought it was not an easy way into scholarship...
Wishing him the very best!
Women's Tennis from the weekend
come on rayan---admit it, you have a thing for Sharapova !
Neighborhood sculpture. Sort of a totem pole. Didn't have to talk to it; and, it didn't move while i was photographing it. Cheers, Matt.
D3s; 24mm f/1.4; 1/800 @ f/2.8; ISO 200
Sorry Matt, but we can distinctly see a goose walking around and hear the bear grumbling.
Corlan, Matt, Fulton, Rayyan, Lloyd Great Work! Up in Laconia, New Hampshire till Friday. Keep the Ball Rolling!
Early 4th of July crowd at the Gasworks Park. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.
1. D3s; 16-35mm f/4 VR; 16mm; 1/40s @ f/4; ISO 900
2. D3s; 16-35mm f/4 VR; 35mm; 1/40s @ f/4; ISO 800
Again, Rayyn. A beauty of a beauty!
Rayyan: interesting collage. With a funny feeling though, at least for me: the rollled background was instantly reminiscent of a "Wanted" poster from the WW. Poor Ayesha
Especially the first one, with the very appropriate treatment and framing, you transport us back to the great festivals of the 70's.
Not quite though, sign of modern times is surpinsingly less the clothing (under relatively bad weather?) than how so many people seems looking down. Irony of our consumer communications era?
(though at least in one case it seems to be a good ol' fashionned Scrabble board...)
Rayyan, beautiful portrait and presentation.