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A hot and home runny kind of day

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David Ross (catching), Russell Martin (hitting), and Gerry Davis (umpiring)

Russell Martin was one of the few who did not hit a home run at this game, which set a record for total home runs by both teams at the new Yankee Stadium. David Ross hit one, and Martin was calling the pitches when the Braves hit five home runs.

Citi Field panorama from right field

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Citi Field (New York, 2012)

First spring training games are today.

Happy birthday, Miguel Batista!

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Miguel Batista pitching for the New York Mets in 2012

On the night I took this photo (6/24/12), Batista took the loss after giving up a score-tying home run to Robinson Cano in the 8th inning. The Mets released him a month later.

Caught in a rundown

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Nick Swisher in a pickle

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An average player can steal a base 2/3 of the time. A good base runner can do so 3/4 of the time. Nick Swisher did it less than 1/2 the time. And this concludes today’s math lesson.

Happy birthday, Hiroki Kuroda!

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Hiroki Kuroda of the New York Yankees @ Citi Field (2012)

Topaz Adjust AI

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Once upon a time, about eight and half years ago, I didn’t shoot in RAW; I only saved my shots in jpg format. Alas, those photos are far more difficult to process in terms of getting them to look like what the scene originally looked like. The above, 11-photo photomerge is one such example. In Photoshop I wasn’t able to get the final panorama to look like the brilliance of the sunset from that one evening in New York back in 2012. Because I shot in jpg, the details were muddy and not recoverable (in Photoshop at least).

I downloaded Topaz Labs’ Adjust AI to see if it could do better. Adjust AI comes with a bunch of filters, none of which I liked. However, the adjustments for highlights, colors, shadows, etc. are far more powerful and customizable in manual mode than what you see in Photoshop, and I was able to bring the scene back to something more closely resembling what I saw with my naked eye that evening. The results are below.

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With Topaz Adjust AI and DeNoise AI

Topaz Labs’ Adjust AI is available for under $50 until 12/31/20. Use the code holiday2020 at checkout.