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Date taken19-Nov-15 12:37
Date modified23-Nov-15 12:10
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D X
Focal length300 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/2500 at f/5
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1600
Metering modePattern
2015 Arizona Fall League

2015 Arizona Fall League

November 19, 2015, Scottsdale, AZ - New York Mets prospect Jeff McNeil (10) of the Salt River Rafters heads toward first base after making contact during an Arizona Fall League game against the Scottsdale Scorpions Thursday at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Arizona.

WHY I CHOSE THIS PHOTO: This one is simply about light. Those of you who follow me know I love shooting baseball and this year I had a chance to go down to Arizona and shoot the Arizona Fall League. During this game, home plate is in beautiful late afternoon sun, while the stands are in dark shadow. This sets up a nice contrast to get shots like this of the batters. In this case, the batter's form, the dirt from the impact of the ball that has bounced up and is reflecting the light, plus the flare off the top of his helmet, all against the dark background, add up to make for a nice shot.