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Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by okie, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    Allow me to be the first to call bs. First, the ball has, for all practical purposes, stopped foward motion. Therefore it should not be blurred. Second, how the heck could a catcher miss his target by 2 feet? He is expecting the ball to come in low. The only way he could be that far off is if the ball was bounced. But even then, he should have been able to react more than that.
    Apologies for analyzing a (sort of)funny.;a
     

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    kAr Netware Rocks!

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    Actually it is quite plausible. If we assume that the ball was thrown at 45 MPH (a highish estimate) then it is traveling 66 feet per second. A professional camera, such as the Nikon D2H has a top shutter speed of 1/8000s. Assuming that speed, the ball moves 0.099" during the time that the shutter is open. Since we can tell that the shot was taken in daylight, and at a wide apeture (note the background and grass in the foreground are out of focus) we can assume a corresponding high shutter speed.

    On the other hand, getting a picture like that where the ball has not yet contacted the catchers face, would give the photagrapher a window of about 1/100s. I'm not that lucky, but then I am not a professional photogragrapher either.
     
  4. vafish

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    I know what his problem is.

    He wasn't listening to his little league coach when the told him to keep his eye on the ball.
     
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    a couple things here. First, the ball is not blurry in the photo I see on my monitor, it looks just as sharp as the catcher's hands. Second, how is 45mph a "highish estimate"? The other points about the shutter speed are valid; a good SLR can indeed capture this image. And I would like to add, if it's not fake, it's either the nastiest snot rocket I've ever seen or the worst catch.
     
  6. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

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    Since the catcher's glove is low to the ground, isn't it possible that the ball came in low and just took a high bounce?

    I've seen it happen before. Actually, I was a catcher at one time and it's happened to me before. Something to think about.
     
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    If you think it's fake how do you account for the expression on the catcher's face? Photoshopped as well?

    -ChaZ
     
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    I call BS on the BS call.

    Looks real enough to me! ;P
     
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    hey, you can't call bs if someone's opinion is SINCERELY stupid, can you?;f ;e
     
  10. Cross-X

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    ;z ;z
     
  11. pdxbubba

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    could have easily bounced off the bat on the ground....
     
  12. Sm0key369

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    Its real. The ball bounced off of his glove and up to his face.
    Look at where his glove is he obviously raised it up in reaction to the bad bounce then off his glove and into his chin.
     
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    He should have left his facemask on.