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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Baseball

My oldest son, Nick, has loved to play baseball since he was four years old.  Years ago, my wife made a mold of his hand throwing a two-seam fastball.  I always thought this was really cool.  It's frighteningly realistic. 





Canon EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro lens
Exposure 1/125 sec @ f3.5
ISO 100
Curves adjusted for contrast



 

8 comments:

Marka said...

Nice moulding and photo! I agree, it is quite realistic.

James said...

Wow, that is cool.

Rebecca said...

I'm wishing for that macro lens you've got...go get the 50mm, the 1.8 is a pleasant surprise. I borrowed a 1.4 and thought for the price the 1.8 would do for my purposes and budget. I have no complaints.

But a macro...that's what I'm wishing for.

Marilla said...

Nice capture of a great capture! ;D

Earnest said...

Yes it is frighteningly realistic... but I'm sure has great memories for you...

See my blog entry: http://simplymemory.blogspot.com/2007/11/not-just-old-baseball.html

Woody said...

Thanks Marka and Jim!

Woody said...

Rebecca,

I have a suggestion. Make sure you have a good tripod before you buy a macro lens, because you will need it. I was outside today ~1PM and shot a funky moss growth at f10. The camera auto set the ISO to 800 to get a 1/50 sec shutter speed. Two shots came out OK, but they would have been WAY better had I used a tripod.

I wanted f10 to get greater DOF so the details of the moss would show. The pisser was my tripod was in my car maybe 30' from where I was shooting. Duh. If I'm motivated tomorrow, I'll return to the scene to take more shots.

If you want awesome macro shots, see Marilla's site (she commented directly after you - http://marilla.aminus3.com/).

I love the shots you are blogging from your 50mm.

Woody said...

Earnest, what a moving blog, thank you for sharing it with me (and everyone else). I've always been an assistant coach for my son from age 4 to now (he's 17) and I have several baseballs signed by all the kids. Hopefully, one of them will be come a big star and I can be interviewed on TV (not). :-)