Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Split second

I've always thought a good sports photo can give readers a glimpse of the event that they may not see during the game.  This shot comes to mind as it seemed like everybody saw this moment from the first softball game I covered this year.

The picture was taken at 1/6400 of a second with my Canon Eos 1D MK II with a 70-200 mm zoom lens with 1.4 extender attached.  The call by the umpire was the runner was out at first but it looks clearly like the runners foot is on the bag.

I'm not judging the job of the umpire, it is hard to make that split second decision safe or out and be correct every time.  It is more interesting to see a moment of action frozen in time like this and we can take a second look at it.

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