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Minor League Baseball - San Jose Giants

 
Bignerd
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Jul 01, 2017 16:06 |  #1

From a game against the Stockton Ports (Class A level ball) some pitching motion. This is Stockton relief pitcher Jared Lyons. Stockton is an Oakland A's affiliate. San Jose is a San Francisco Giants affiliate.

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ScooterShooter
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Jul 06, 2017 14:47 |  #2

The Bud Light sign takes my attention. Perhaps a different angle might work better. Or stop down to your max aperture, but I don't know if that would be enough.

Where are you located for these shots?


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Jul 06, 2017 15:11 |  #3

ScooterShooter wrote in post #18395597 (external link)
The Bud Light sign takes my attention. Perhaps a different angle might work better. Or stop down to your max aperture, but I don't know if that would be enough.

Where are you located for these shots?

This is a small minor league stadium. I was in the shallow right field stands. Opening up the lens completely would reduce depth of focus, but the lens tends to get a bit soft when wide open, although I might have gotten away with that since I wasnt at the full zoom of the lens. I honestly did not notice the bud light advertisement, which means I wasn't paying complete attention to the composition. Yet another thing to keep in mind next time I am taking pictures at a game.


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Jul 10, 2017 06:58 |  #4

Bignerd wrote in post #18395609 (external link)
This is a small minor league stadium. I was in the shallow right field stands. Opening up the lens completely would reduce depth of focus, but the lens tends to get a bit soft when wide open, although I might have gotten away with that since I wasnt at the full zoom of the lens. I honestly did not notice the bud light advertisement, which means I wasn't paying complete attention to the composition. Yet another thing to keep in mind next time I am taking pictures at a game.

Somehow our brains filter all that out when it is just our eyes.


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Jul 11, 2017 11:50 |  #5

Love the minor league games!

I see what ScooterShooter is getting at, but I don't mind the sign all that much considering the venue. I don't find it any more distracting than the bright orange fence topper. Sometimes, you just don't have a position to remove ALL background clutter. Judging from what I see on google images of that stadium, the walls seem completely covered with various advertisements from dugout to dugout as you go around the outfield, which I have found common in a lot of minor league parks I have been to.

Stopping down would certainly help, but unless you are getting some MEGA blurring of the background, the sign is still going to be a distraction as would the orange. Looks like those objects are just as lit as the subject is, thus I would guess it would just be a more blurry distraction.

Like the angle and sequence. Shows how much motion is involved in delivering a pitch (looks like a 2-seam fastball).


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Jul 23, 2017 11:26 |  #6

Noitca wrote in post #18399529 (external link)
Love the minor league games!

I see what ScooterShooter is getting at, but I don't mind the sign all that much considering the venue. I don't find it any more distracting than the bright orange fence topper. Sometimes, you just don't have a position to remove ALL background clutter. Judging from what I see on google images of that stadium, the walls seem completely covered with various advertisements from dugout to dugout as you go around the outfield, which I have found common in a lot of minor league parks I have been to.

Stopping down would certainly help, but unless you are getting some MEGA blurring of the background, the sign is still going to be a distraction as would the orange. Looks like those objects are just as lit as the subject is, thus I would guess it would just be a more blurry distraction.

Like the angle and sequence. Shows how much motion is involved in delivering a pitch (looks like a 2-seam fastball).

He is holding the ball deep in his hand, so might be a change up


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