Popular Photography's 16th Annual Readers' Contest
*Runner-Up*“I first stood behind the backstop and watched the pitcher to
get his timing down before even taking a shot. Once I had his timing down, I
put my lens hood on the fence and manually focused on an area where the ball
would be in focus and the pitcher would still be in the frame. Knowing the
timing of the pitcher, I did a 3–5 frame burst in aperture-priority as the
ball crossed the focal point. The sun setting gave the image great
contrast.”*Tech Specs: *Nikon D300 with 80–200mm f/2.8 AF-S Nikkor lens.
Exposure, 1/2500 sec at f/2.8, ISO 800.