picture number > D431 170613 2903
date taken > June 13, 2017
location > Stockbridge, Michigan
original dimensions > 3264 x 2448
original file size > 2.06 MB
1600 x 1200 file size > 545 KB
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Our grandson, who goes to Dansville, was playing an away game in Stockbridge here. I actually had a variety of images to choose from since it is quite a distance to there from where we live. I had photos from driving to and coming back from, in addition to the ballgame itself. Shots of sheep, boulders in a field, and even that evening sunset, were among the ones good enough to be a picture of the week, but I liked that I caught the pitcher in full motion in this particular photograph. 

Photo tip: Catching motion can be tricky with most digital cameras I have owned. That slight delay in between pushing the shutter button and when the camera actually takes the picture, even though it is just a fraction of a second, can completely change the shot you desired to get. Only practice will teach you to anticipate the motion, and push the button in advance. Too early, or too late, both offer the same results. Horizontally there are several lines to work with, but vertically I wanted to avoid getting half of a person at the frame edge. Focusing on getting the first baseman and the coach in the picture helped with that. The runner (our grandson) is positioned to the right of dead center. Usually, you are not going to think of all of these things when you have a split second to take a picture, but lining the shot up in advance reduces the considerations while you try to determine the precise moment you need to push the shutter release. 

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Occasionally, after uploading the new picture of the week, I must click on the refresh button in order to get the new image to appear on my screen. If you still see the image from last week after Thursday, try clicking your refresh button on your screen (it looks like the symbol at left), or F5 on your keyboard. 


This william's picture of the week page had been under consideration for a while when I finally decided to put it together. As I was working with my images, and one would strike my fancy, I often knew it could be a long time before the photo might make it into one of my website pages, if ever, and from those moments the idea for this page was born. One of my concerns, which delayed doing this page, was the need to update it regularly. Traveling out of town, or just getting busy with other demands, can become an issue which prevents me from having time for my website work. So, the term "of the week" is used loosely. I will endeavor to make it so, but at times, a picture could run for as many as three weeks. I have chosen Thursday as the usual day of the week photos will change because it is rarely a travel day for me. Your best bet would be to add this page to your favorites, so you can easily check. And please, share the link with your friends and family. For sheer lack of time, I do not place my photography anywhere else on the Internet. 

Each time a change is made, the new picture will be uploaded with the same "WOW" file name as the previous image. The net result is that the older one is replaced and gone (note: you will need to change the file names if you wish to save more than one). These two pages are the only spot in the entire wsharing site where I use image files that are this large (except the single 724 x 543 image on the last page). Normally I reduce dimensions and quality levels until pictures are around 50 KB or less, to allow pages to open quickly (including backgrounds where I often trade quality for dimensions). These larger photos will not be archived on this site (see the Scrapbook Photos index for pages with smaller versions of past images used). 

The pictures on this page will not always be my very best work. Like with everybody else, the mood of the moment will influence my choices, so explore the rest of the site. There is a lot here to see. You are free to use these photos for personal non-commercial purposes. Usually a size large enough for use as a desktop image, greeting card, or even basic prints, will be available. Get creative . . . use your imagination.  Enjoy! 

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