Monday, February 28, 2011

Photo of the Week Winner

Jackson batting a thousand

Congratulations to Jason Nash for this appropriate photo of the week with all of the snow we’ve been seeing in the Seattle area. This cool shot was taken with his Canon 7D and his 70-200mm f/4L IS USM at f/4.0 for 1/1000 sec at a focal length of 121mm at ISO 200.

Jason did the right thing here and bumped up his exposure compensation to + 1/3 EV so that the snow looks white instead of grey (although I suspect he boosted it a bit more in Lightroom 3.3. The colors and exposure look fantastic in this shot and the white balance is spot on. My only recommendation for improvement on this shot is the cropping. There’s a little more dead space behind the subject than we need for this shot, and having the boy’s head at a rule of thirds point would be a stronger shot. Much of this needs to happen in-camera for the best result on one like this, so I’ll quote my friend Rick Sammon when I say that “dead center is dead wrong” (although I’m guilty of it too <g>).

That said it’s a brilliant shot and I love it. Congrats Jason!

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