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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-07-03
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Cannon 40D, Canon 70-200mm f4 L USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baseball in action, "Photos with soul" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-17 7:40
Viewed: 1948
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Baseball is not an easy sport to photograph..the players are far away and the game is either very slow or very fast moving. I was lucky a few weeks ago to be able to get close enough to the players to take some portrait shots.

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Hi Roger
Concentration is the feeling.Wonderful portrait.
Great B&W!Congrats
Friendly greetings

Good shot here Roger, well composed, nice and sharp. Good choice for B&W here.

This looks fantastic in b&w! Well captured - you must have had good seats ... so sharp!

Hi Roger,
Wonderful portrait with great concentration and focus seen on the bearded players face.
The b&w treatment gives this image a timeless feel.
Regards, Tom

Ah American sport.Beautiful B&W picture good sharp and light.
Friendly regards, Bosko.

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  • angel Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 13] (402)
  • [2008-07-17 13:08]
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Wonderful portrait, and your choice to capture the player in black and white gives a perfect result! It's really a stunning image, well done!
Best regards,

A very nice portrait!! I love the lighting and shadows. A good b&w image with excellent expression captured. TFS and have a happy day!

Hi Roger
Great B&W
Perfect details
and good light

Roger Hi;
This is very well composed and presented. I like the b/w and the portrait captures the concentration of the moment.
Congratulations, very well done.

Great portrait with nice sharp details and a really good capture of the concentration of the player, the b&W is great here.
Cheers Joan

Hello, Roger -
Great capture - the expression of focus on his face as he prepares to bat, the gloved hand adjusting the batting helmet - a classic baseball moment. Great sharpness and light management - you can see the texture of his uniform. Nice work.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-07-19 9:58]
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Hello Roger! Yes, I like the way you did that one, the shadows are beautiful and it's well composed, well done, thanks!

Boa noite roger

Perfect. Full of mood

My regards


Hello Roger,
Your sport shots are always awesome
and this one is not an exclusion.
BW works pretty well here.

P.S. very good geometric composition

Hello Roger,
Excelent photo, very strong, with an amazing detail, a superb compo, and an also supern b/w work and light. I Think it's the must beautiful baseball photo I have seen.~
Congrats, mb

Hi, Roger, excellent photo, and the good thing is your choice of making photo B/W... Very good focus, and contrast...

Hello Roger!
Great B&W portrait! Beautiful contrast and details! Bravo!
TFS, Best regards

A sharp, realistic and intimate sport shot. Great!

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