Shot with flash in front and below ball, with a cinefoil snoot.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/22.0
focal length   105 mm
exposure   0.005 sec (1/200)
iso speed   100
flash  
exposure program  

nice texture

Posted by: frankie two thumbs on march 29, 2007 at 5:11 pm

Love it!

Posted by: jason hooker on march 29, 2007 at 5:18 pm

Very cool. The old ball makes the shot, too.

Posted by: strobist on march 29, 2007 at 6:57 pm

The World Through My Eyes I love this shot! Great light and colour capture.

Posted by: nickyfern on march 29, 2007 at 7:37 pm

Very nice texture and mood. Perfect lighting for this shot.

Posted by: Where Cars Don't Go on march 29, 2007 at 7:38 pm

Cool photo. Nice job.

Posted by: trevor block on march 29, 2007 at 8:21 pm

fantatsic textures and lighting

Posted by: six match on march 29, 2007 at 10:02 pm

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Posted by: _vanitY_ on march 30, 2007 at 12:22 am

excellent lighting...love it

Posted by: scintillating haircut on march 30, 2007 at 5:12 am

Congratulations on making Explore! Beauty is in the *EYE* of the Beholder Please add your Beautiful Photo to: Beauty is in the *Eye* of the Beholder!

Posted by: 5cats4carol on march 30, 2007 at 5:56 am

Thank you everyone for your comments!

Posted by: pdm on march 30, 2007 at 7:11 am

Fantastic shot! -- Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)

Posted by: snowingindoors on march 30, 2007 at 3:34 pm

great shot!

Posted by: honorable education on march 30, 2007 at 7:01 pm

This is the best I've seen so far!

Posted by: Tman2396 on march 31, 2007 at 7:14 pm

Took me back, cool pic, I almost reached out to steal it hehe :D

Posted by: blushing smash on april 1, 2007 at 4:38 pm

great work. well done!

Posted by: *SΛM on april 1, 2007 at 4:46 pm

Wow...such a fabulous shot!!! Impressive!!

Posted by: BigBlonde on april 2, 2007 at 10:03 pm

This conveys far more emotion than any other in the set. Obviously it has the advantage of hands which are inherently expressive. It really reminds me of a good friend who probably would have gone pro but he injured himself and jumped back into action before letting his injury fully heal. The guy had to have some sort of telekinetic control over the ball. Even with his back injury (doctor said he couldn't ever have both feet off the ground at the same time) he could still school anyone who challenged him. And he slept with his basketball clutched to his chest at night. Anyway, this photo really captures that relationship that serious ballers have with a well-worn ball. - Jon

Posted by: Sunbeam Photography on april 3, 2007 at 12:34 am

Thank you Jon for your comment. It is always a hope that a photo I take can reach someone on this level. I appreciate your comments.

Posted by: pdm on april 3, 2007 at 12:20 pm

I like the texture

Posted by: jọ∫ёmаnuel on august 22, 2007 at 4:40 am

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