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rawpaw18
07-16-2008, 02:54 PM
Couple people asked how I did it. The original idea was mount the camera to a bat and swing it capturing the contact. I did that once but thought it was too much abuse for the camera. So i mounted the camera to the bat with a hose clamp, with a hole drilled in it and a couple of washers.

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Then get your oldest out of the pool to help you. Explain what you are doing and you should get a similar expression from your child.
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OK let go of the ball.......NOW!
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Going to have to do it a little faster next time.
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No I set timer for 2 seconds, one thousand one one thousand... NOW!
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Sooo close.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3017/2672565062_e31422e069_o.jpg

herc182
07-16-2008, 03:41 PM
excellent stuff. very creative!

Rooz
07-16-2008, 04:57 PM
brilliant idea. love the shot.

Rasidel Slika
07-16-2008, 05:01 PM
if you're setting it up like that, just use tape to hold the ball on the bat and then photoshop it out :D

rawpaw18
07-16-2008, 09:20 PM
if you're setting it up like that, just use tape to hold the ball on the bat and then photoshop it out :D

What fun would that be? Somebody else suggested sticky tack.
I may just nail it to the bat, this way i could get the swing action
blur I wanted.

Did you see what I did to my other son to get a shot? Its on flickr.

Thanks for the comments.

Rasidel Slika
07-16-2008, 09:22 PM
oh, you wanted to have fun... ;)

rawpaw18
07-16-2008, 09:24 PM
It keeps the kids guessing, makes them think I am a little off. Just a little.

K1W1
07-16-2008, 09:28 PM
It keeps the kids guessing, makes them think I am a little off. Just a little.

Just let them read some of your posts on this forum then they will know that you are "a little off".

:D:D:D:D

rawpaw18
07-16-2008, 09:32 PM
It's not a very guarded secret. I the one their friends parents warn them about.

K1W1
07-16-2008, 09:34 PM
Strange. I think my kids (teenage daughter particularly) apologise in advance about me as well. :)

mattc
07-17-2008, 08:45 PM
neat shot wonder what it would look like with a bit of motion blur on the ball

tekriter
07-18-2008, 07:51 AM
Strange. I think my kids (teenage daughter particularly) apologise in advance about me as well. :)


My 11-yr-old wonders how I manage to find my way to work each day...

XaiLo
07-18-2008, 09:06 AM
Excellent concept! rawpaw18

faisal
07-18-2008, 10:22 AM
Very cool idea....and nice picture!!!!

rawpaw18
07-19-2008, 05:16 AM
Thanks guys, now to come up with something for K1W1's 20th.

K1W1
07-19-2008, 05:33 AM
Thanks guys, now to come up with something for K1W1's 20th.


You are over 30 years to late but I appreciate the thought. :D:D