Father and son baseball batting lesson in the Cloisters Park, Morro Bay, CA

Father and son baseball batting lesson in the Cloisters Park, Morro Bay, CA, 08 March 2009. Published with permission of father. Tech note: The greens were slightly de-saturated here in Lightroom to increase focus on the people and off of the grass. Photos by Michael "Mike" L. Baird, mike at mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com, Canon 1D Mark III, and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM IS w/ circular polarizer handheld. Tech note: used 1/800th shutter priority to freeze the ball after being hit by the bat. Shot 10 frames/sec (fps) to have a sequence of images to select from. RAW.


07 Dec 2010 Creative Commons use request approved: permission to use photo

Date: 7th December, 2010. My name is Courtney Sommers and I am interested in obtaining permission to use your photo below for a History Channel Documentary - please email me at courtneysommers [at} gmail d o t com if you are interested and i will email you our release form. Thanks!


08 Dec 2001 Courtney said "The Documentary is Called 'Prophets of Doom' and will air on History in late January [2011], so watch out for it! Its a special about what is to come of American Life."

Release I signed said: "Still Photograph(s): [description] silhouette of man and woman at beach, 2 boys play in sand, father and son surfers, bikers, girl in blue dress, girls cartwheel on beach, group photographing on beach, father with 3 kids, father and son play baseball, group photographing dirt, 2 girls play in sand, 2 women on horses at beach, 3 girls in parade, blue sport car, man on kayak, silhouettes of father and son at beach, hiking group, father and daughter on horses at beach

ID# MB_silhouette of man and woman at beach, MB_2 boys play in sand, MB_father and son surfers, bikers, MB_girl in blue dress, MB_girls cartwheel on beach, MB_group photographing on beach, MB_father with 3 kids, MB_father and son play baseball, MB_group photographing dirt, MB_2 girls play in sand, MB_2 women on horses at beach, MB_3 girls in parade, MB_blue sport car, MB_man on kayak, MB_silhouettes of father and son at beach, MB_hiking group, MB_father and daughter on horses at beach "

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Taken on March 8, 2009
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