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ST louis baseball game from 14AUG2009 (water mark gone now)

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Turbo V6 Camaro, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. well got a free ticket so i took the camera and 300mm F4 and 1.7 TC

    the game started at 715PM so i didn't get much time with the TC on..... LOL

    - I was not allowed to have a mono pod so these are all hand held at 300 or 500mm and all wide open at F4 or F6.7

    - sorry about the noise, only choice to get some kinda shutter speed.....

    - Exif should be in the file for you too look at it.

    1. easy out.. 1/125 @ f6.3 300mm

    2. 1st base Pic try 1/640 @ f4

    3. double play 1/800 ( i got the play at first too but no ball in the frame :frown: )

    4. who wants a Tee shirt?

    5. I found this, I think its yours

    6. No home run for you, i can use my face !!! 1/400 this shot was at the 3rd base wall..... i was behind first in the stands about 25 rows up :eek: 

    7. ouch (1/320 :eek: )

    8. he stopped our only chance to score, that guy is mean....

    9-10-11. This was not ruled a catch but, I think it was.



    IMHO the camera is focusing much better then it was, those that where out of focus where my fault for not having the focus point in the right spot lol

    again sorry for the noise i couldn't sharpen much because of it

    Constructive C&C welcome
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  2. qrasco


    Jan 22, 2006
    Frisco, TX
    Some really nice shots...really like the second one, but will say the "proof" stamp really takes away from previewing the pics.
  3. Lose the proof stamps...
  4. doh sorry, i forgot about that... should be off in a few minutes
  5. well i have tried to clear the water mark off about 5 times..... smugmug is looking at it now :frown:

    EDIT: it is gone now enjoy
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  6. i'm posting this one becuase i'm proud of it, its not the best but its not bad :) 

    300mm F4 @ 1/100 handheld

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  7. zepplinrox


    Jan 31, 2009
    york, pa

    That's some serious ponies out of that v6-11.2 in the quarter! Do you have any shots of the plumbing under the hood?
  8. would really like some C&C on these :smile:
  9. zepplinrox


    Jan 31, 2009
    york, pa
    Looks like a "fun" project, Andrew. Good doumentary shots too.

    What is the torque and hp numbers for this baby?!?!?
  10. no clue, it once dynoed at 456 RWHP and 509 RWTQ @ 15psi.... but that was before the better heads and better turbo setup and was only running low 12's

    0-60 = 3.1

    0-100 = 7.1

    1/8 mile was 7.1 @100.x with 1.83 60 foot

    so it some where around 600-700 at the motor
  11. zepplinrox


    Jan 31, 2009
    york, pa
    Sweet! My dad's is friend with Mike Dunn of NHRA and ESPN fame. But I was raised around sprint cars in Central PA area.
  12. any input? my local games start up soon :smile:
  13. Here goes:

    1, Pop fly, nothing special
    2, Sorry the umps arse was in your way
    3, Crop tighter or get closer
    4, Cheesecake, who doesn't like that?
    5, no action, nothing special
    6, nice shot
    7, continuation of a nice shot
    8, snap shot, nothing special
    9-11 nice sequence

    To improve, the d300s will help with the noise, longer faster glass so you don't have to crop as much, and look for the action. Base ball is pretty predicable after the ball is hit, especially in little league when the kids call it out for you ("Man on first, plays at second")

  14. thanks closer was not really an option as it is a pro ball game..... and cropping tighter looked to noisy for me but i'm picky lol

    thanks for the input
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  15. Great shots! number 2 definately has to be my favorite!
  16. thanks :) 
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