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    Ball and Glove...

    We had our first very nice weather outside at 70degrees F yesterday. My little kid played outside the house and left the glove and ball on the ground. Thought it'd be nice to use as a subject.

    Ball and Glove...

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    Nikon D70, 50mm f1.8D lens, Exposure set at f5.6 at 1/1250 of a second in Manual Mode, ISO 200, Spot Metered using my home-made gray card placed beside the glove, Color and Sharpening processing inside ACDSEE Pro.
    Last edited by jiro; 29th January 2011 at 12:27 PM.

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    Re: Ball and Glove...

    Congratulations with the weather! We had one sunny day and once again clouds! I like the photo, but in my opinion, the shadow very black and seems extension of object.
    As if you look in a black hole))) distracts a little.
    But I assume, that it because of size WEB?
    I like details and sharpness and warm colors

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    Re: Ball and Glove...

    Thanks, Yegor. You can click the bigger image link for better resolution.

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    hmmmm. I love the warm light and colors and textures. Like Yegor, the shadow is so deep, here, that I found it distracting a little, too, but, this is really beautiful and nostalgic!

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    Re: Ball and Glove...

    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    hmmmm. I love the warm light and colors and textures. Like Yegor, the shadow is so deep, here, that I found it distracting a little, too, but, this is really beautiful and nostalgic!
    Thanks for viewing, Katy. I'll adjust the shadow areas and post the edited image. Thanks for the comments.

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    Re: Ball and Glove...

    Yegor and Katy, is this 'better'?

    Ball and Glove...

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    Yes, I think so. (but, what in the world do I know?)

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    Re: Ball and Glove...

    I think shadows are great in photos, what you want to do though is try and capture some reflected lights inside so the shadow area isn't so intense. You try to control shadows for indoor still lifes but for an object photographed on a sunny day its expected for us to see the shadow even if it is not that pleasant looking to the eye. It would be great to see the glove and ball on a wet surface, that would add a bit of intensity or longing desire (from the viewpoint of the ballplayer eager to get back on the field) to the photo.

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    Re: Ball and Glove...

    a wet surface.....also i was thinking so.....however, u got is what u get.
    All depends on tastes and the point of view. But for a photo of silhouettes - a shadow - huge value! For a such photo - all should be moderately.

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    Re: Ball and Glove...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    I think shadows are great in photos, what you want to do though is try and capture some reflected lights inside so the shadow area isn't so intense. You try to control shadows for indoor still lifes but for an object photographed on a sunny day its expected for us to see the shadow even if it is not that pleasant looking to the eye. It would be great to see the glove and ball on a wet surface, that would add a bit of intensity or longing desire (from the viewpoint of the ballplayer eager to get back on the field) to the photo.
    Thanks, John. Our problem is that the weather is cold (going as low as 12 deg F) but still without any snow. If I put the glove on a wet surface... my kid will kill me. LOL!

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    Re: Ball and Glove...

    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    Yes, I think so. (but, what in the world do I know?)
    You're getting funnier, Katy.

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    Funny that it's so cold. This light makes it look warm. It looked to me like your son was taking a break or done playing and, hence, the lovely nostalgic feeling that I got. Anyway, toys left out cause tension for me.

    oh, just saw this last comment. heehee!

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    Re: Ball and Glove...

    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    Funny that it's so cold. This light makes it look warm. It looked to me like your son was taking a break or done playing and, hence, the lovely nostalgic feeling that I got. Anyway, toys left out cause tension for me.

    oh, just saw this last comment. heehee!
    Yup, he did stop playing with the ball and the glove and started making a small dam on the ground. He even took the water hose and put some water in it to make it realistic. Ain't kids very imaginative?
    Last edited by jiro; 29th January 2011 at 07:01 PM.

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