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Little Sluggers


Even at an early age (my grandson, Nicholas, is 7), every player has his own bat.
It's serious business.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Little Sluggers


Even at an early age (my grandson, Nicholas, is 7), every player has his own bat.
It's serious business.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (38)

Love the perspective and the DOF with this shot. Great tones and very well composed image. Nice job Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John.
Mmmm...this really is a serious business Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Very serious, Chris. Almost as serious as your own quest for enlightenment! grin
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 27 May 2008, 03:04
Fun shot, Ginnie. The seriousness of children's sports can be amusing!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Jewlya, I know, especially when the parents take it TOO seriously!! sad
  • rags
  • United States
  • 27 May 2008, 04:37
lol! It looks like they are soon gonna be about to go to work with those bats
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Kanyi! And congratulations on your new website! smile
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 27 May 2008, 04:38
Cool shot. I love seeing the bats hanging in the dugout like that.
Ginnie Hart: It was just as the sun was going down, Sherri, so they really caught my eye. smile Thanks.
Good idea to make this your subject.

The DOF is judicious.

Very nice and well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks so much, Rémi, for stopping by and commenting again. That means a lot.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 27 May 2008, 05:25
Great DOF, warm colors
Ginnie Hart: It was just as the sun was setting, Klaus, so it was a "warm" sight indeed. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • back home from the vacation.......
  • 27 May 2008, 05:35
Geweldig, great composition, so sharp, very nice rich tones mijn vriend and sure this is serious, even for a 7 year old Nicholas, to be taught the right things from the beginning, it will be a grand sight to see these kids round the bases. (this picture brought back so many good memories, it is serious to have one own bat, I pictured myself again swinging warm before going to meet 'the pitcher'......wait for the ball and hit at the right moment....)
Ginnie Hart: I know you had your own bat, Astrid. We still have 2 of Donica's bats in the garage, as well as both of our softball gloves. These are memories for all of us. So fun. You'd make a good coach. Have you ever thought of doing that??
  • E Etomi
  • Romania
  • 27 May 2008, 06:12
Nice Lighting Ginnie, love the colours.
Ginnie Hart: It was just as the sun was setting, Etomi, so it was a very "warm" moment. Couldn't resist it. smile Thanks.
  • Madeline
  • Bay Area
  • 27 May 2008, 06:48
What an amazing shot! I think i love the color best.
Ginnie Hart: What a sweetheart, Mad! Thanks for showing up here!! It was just as the sun was setting, so the color was captivating. smile
Nice, like the colours here, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bridge.
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 27 May 2008, 07:31
i second john maslowski's comment

also good use of complementary colours
Ginnie Hart: "Contemporary colors!" I like that, DrAW. They are timeless colors for me, I guess, because orange especially is my favorite. smile
Their own bats... and well protected.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Wim. That dugout protects their bats and everything else. smile
I love the title and your comments. Over here they try to encourage kids to play cricket with a game called Kwik Cricket. It is great fun to want the kids who really take it seriously.

Love the picture too. I guess these bats don't come cheap!
Ginnie Hart: With all the sports the equipment really starts adding up, but once they have it, they have it. So, yes, Bill, it's all fun to watch, once everything is in place. smile
Bravo, Ginnie! This composition with that point of approach I like much!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, José-Angel.
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 27 May 2008, 08:12
Good idea, I like these warm tones and light here.
Ginnie Hart: I took it as the sun was setting, Arash, so it was a magical moment for me. Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 May 2008, 08:51
Intriguing use of DOF here Ginnie. And lovely warm tones with that touch of blue just setting it off.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Before the game started, Ingrid, I was snooping around by the dugout, just as the sun was starting to set. It was a magical moment for me. Thank you.
  • mirco
  • Switzerland
  • 27 May 2008, 09:25
Nice Play with the DOF and Colors
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mirco.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 27 May 2008, 09:44
To have the passion at age seven is great.
Ginnie Hart: I guess they teach them young to see if they in fact DO have passion, Vintage...and then to see if it lasts. I'll be eager to see how long it lasts for Nicholas. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Out and About!
  • 27 May 2008, 09:49
A great shot Ginnie evokes so much in the mindsmile
The colours are so sharp and I bet our musketeer friend liked the orange in this shottongue

The little ones are so lucky to be involved in team sports,it's a great learning curve in lifesmile
Ginnie Hart: We Musketeers know our stuff, Tracy. And yes, we all know how important it is for the learning process to be in team sports. Even if Nicholas never plays another game ever, we know he has already learned a lot! And yes, more than one of us loves orange!! smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 May 2008, 10:02
Really, really like the composition here, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I really, really thank you, kind sir. smile
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 27 May 2008, 11:13
great DOF Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
Good use of DOF grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, S&S. smile
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 27 May 2008, 11:56
This is a lovely picture in its own right, Ginnie, irrespective of the subject.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you kindly, Chad. smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 27 May 2008, 12:03
Love the colours and the dof Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It was as the sun was setting, Aussie, so the colors were captivating! Thanks.
  • clarence
  • United States
  • 27 May 2008, 13:54
You betcha its serious. Nice capture.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Clarence. Those of us here in the States know! smile
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 27 May 2008, 14:54
Great perspective and nice warm colors.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Carsten. It was at that magical time of the day.
Quite a serious business Ginnie. The bats are well protected!
Great lighting and DOF in your shot.
Ginnie Hart: That's what the dugouts are for, Richard...to protect the players AND their equipment. I had never thought about that before. smile Thanks.
What a marvelous perspective. The color and clarity here are superb. Nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: Don't we love when this happens, John! Thank you.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 27 May 2008, 20:02
Wonderful image!!!!
Baseball IS life..is it not?!?!?
Ginnie Hart: Only those of us in the States know this, Marcie. grin Thanks.
  • kay
  • portland metro area
  • 27 May 2008, 20:28
Wonderful DOF action, Ginnie. I like the colors too, and your framing.
Yes you are right...baseball is serious for the kids and their parents. Sometimes more serious for parents wink as my sister would attest.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes we have to knock the parents over the head and remind them it's just a game!! smile Thanks, Kay.
  • Still
  • France
  • 27 May 2008, 21:18
Really serious, indeed!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, you know it is! smile Thanks, Still.
  • brianaw
  • Leicestershire
  • 27 May 2008, 21:35
Fun shot Ginnie, I guess they also have their own baseball glove as well.
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's tomorrow, Brian. grin
  • Ruth
  • Michigan - United States
  • 27 May 2008, 22:22
Lots of orange ones. I love the DoF too!
Ginnie Hart: Orange is my favorite color, Ruth. smile Thanks.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 May 2008, 23:39
At first glance I thought these were fireworks - rockets. Shows how much I know about baseball doesn't it. wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, it IS a sport not well-known outside the States, Ellie, for good or bad. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 May 2008, 23:14
Great picture of patterns and colours. It is a good thing to have your own bat - it could also be used as a club in an old fashioned search for a soulmate.

This reminds me of when I did my national service, where you sometimes had to hurry-up and wait. We then take a coke tin, shaped it into a vaguely ball shaped object, some plank for a bat and stones for bases and had ourselves a great baseball match.
Ginnie Hart: Old-fashioned search! Louis, certainly not the way YOU did it! HA! Now the hurry up and wait matches I can understand.
I've never played baseball - it's not very popular in Norway. Like the pattern and light....and by the way where is my plastic cup grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! Where IS your plastic cup? I don't think I want to know, Aksel. BUT Nicholas DID have to get one when he started this year. That serious. smile (I assume we're talking about the same plastic cups!)
Hi Ginnie. I've looked at your pictures: they are very nice, specially the ones showing close ups of small details like this one and the bells one, .... VERY NICE JOB!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Berta. I've looked at YOUR photos, too, and like your eye for detail! smile

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