My First Time Out

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by eng45ine, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Here's a few from my first time out. I was exceptionally rusty, but it was great to get out and shoot after a long winter. All shot with a D2H and 300mm f/2.8 VR.

    Sacrifice bunt...
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    Tagged out at home...
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    And the pitch...
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    Tagged out at third base...
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  2. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    OMG....these are fantastic Frank. You did really well...

    Man what a lens....and photographer of course.

    Nice action shots and I really like the bokeh...wow excellent..

    I'm still picking up those pennies you talked about..:biggrin:
     
  3. GastheerG

    GastheerG Guest

    The last one is great! Super moment. I´m not into this sport but love it!
    The DOF in the photo with the pitcher is also great!
    Very nice series!
     
  4. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    My thanks to the both of you, I appreciate the kind words. I honestly wasn't pleased with my shooting during this game, but I guess that we are hardest on ourselves. There is alot of talent in our Sports forum, I like learning from all of you and your experiences.
     
  5. u cuda fooled me (your 1st time out)
    look at those laces in #1
    great work frank !
     
  6. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    Yea - I'd be upset too...send that lens down here....:biggrin: :biggrin:
     
  7. Doesn't look like you're too rusty at all!

    Great series - I love the bunt.

    Don
     
  8. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks you guys, you are all too kind.
     
  9. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Well doesn't look like it took long to shake off the dust:>)))

    Nice shots.
    Look foward to many more BB game shots
     
  10. Sandbagger :wink:

    These turned out great, Frank! Glad to see you IL guys finally getting some nice weather. Send some to the NW will ya LOL
     
  11. Snipps

    Snipps

    896
    Oct 7, 2006
    Rusty? You must be kidding. Maybe that 300 2.8 VR is just magic.
     
  12. sonuj2

    sonuj2

    May 11, 2006
    Naperville, IL
    Great shots Frank. Maybe some day I will get to see and play with that new 300 2.8 VR that you got. We can plan for a shoot now that the weather is improving.
     
  13. Kurt

    Kurt

    561
    May 30, 2006
    North Boston, NY
    :biggrin: What horrible sharpness, color, and contrast you have here....you should trade me straight up for the 300 f/2.8 AF-s ...its heavier and built better :biggrin:
     
  14. Great shots, Franko!!! You even got the flying sand in the last one :biggrin:
     
  15. These are fine images Frank. I am happy for you that you can shoot what I know you love so much. I look forward to more!
     
  16. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks everyone, I tip my hat to all of you for you nice comments. I had hoped to shoot today, but the weather turned for the worse and is forecasted to be cold for the for the next several days.
     
  17. Kurt

    Kurt

    561
    May 30, 2006
    North Boston, NY
    Frank, what about my trade offer...:Confused:
     
  18. Jeff Mims

    Jeff Mims

    May 25, 2005
    Mississippi

    I think these are some darn good shots! Great action, expression on the faces. I know you were glad to get out and shoot some baseball. (so..it finally stopped snowing?):smile:
     
  19. Great start to the season Frank!
     
  20. Good shots Frank.

    We're still about a month away from baseball and soccer, and my gear is looking at me mournfully.