Sunday, May 15, 2011


Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Canon 50mm 1.8II lens, ISO 400, f/22, 1/25 sec.
  Spent my day serving as an umpire official at the Monroe County Softball Championships in Tellico Plains, TN today.  Didn't really do anything, but got to talk rules, judgements, and stories with several great guys that I have umpired with before.
  Also got to see some great softball.  The first game on the schedule was the 6U championship.  This was a coach-pitch game and all of the players had to be 6 years old or younger. The Sweet Peas from Vonore, TN defeated the Madisonville 1 team 14-12.
  During the first inning of the game I grabbed the old DSLR and walked around taking some photos.  Caught this young lady blistering her way to first base after hitting the ball.
  Brother Jim had a great post earlier this week on panning (check it out HERE).  He had suggested to me in the past to set the camera on shutter priority with the setting somewhere between 1/15 & 1/50 sec.  This particular shot was at 1/25 sec and at ISO 400. It was a cloudy day early so that is why I went with the higher ISO. I was sitting firmly on the ground and that allowed me to hold very solid while moving with the runner.
  Shots like these are so much fun to play around with. Got some similar shots down the third base line, but didn't have the clear facial view that this did.


  1. This is absolutely marvelous there, Jerry, LOVE the motion you've captured!!