Monday, August 17, 2015

Verlander Pitches

Eileen and I went to the Tigers v Astros game last Saturday night!  Even though we live in Texas, I grew up in Michigan and the Tigers have always been the team I root for.  So when they came to town, we just had to go!  Especially since the Astros play in Minute Maid Park which has a retractable roof.  Makes watching baseball in August much more pleasant!

The game was Awesome with a capital "A"!  Justin Verlander seen here, pitched and had a great game.  He pitched 7 shutout innings with a score of 1-0.  Verlander even picked a guy off at first.  It was funny because the leadoff hitter for the Astros - Jose Altuve - got on with a single, but he just kind of zoned out at first when Verlander picked him off.  As Altuve was leading off, Verlander threw to first, but Altuve didn't even attempt to jump back to the base and the the first baseman, Victor Martinez tagged him easily.  You can see what I mean here.

Later, the relievers came in and the closer gave up a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth.  The Tigers rallied in the 11th by scoring 3 more runs and won the game 4-2.

As far as the picture goes, I had my Fuji set with the classic chrome film simulation which worked great for the game here.  I took the raw photo, used the classic chrome camera calibration in LR, warmed up the white balance a tad, cropped it, sharpened it, dropped the highlights, and added a little noise reduction and vignette.  Not much post-processing at all!  What do you think?

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Exif data:

Camera -Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 2000
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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