Saturday, August 30, 2008

White Sox Photoshop Cards: John Danks

Card #18 - John Danks

John has proven himself to be an outstanding addition to the White Sox starting staff. Everyone always knew that John had good stuff, but it wasn't until the 2008 season that the talent showed any type of consistency.

John joined the rotation as a question mark and was one of the best starting pitchers throughout the season. If he continues on this path, he could be flirting with greatness.

I, like some fellow bloggers, love mid-air moments. It gives a sense of urgency to photographs. It's almost as good as being there. It's interesting to see the path of a baseball when it is stopped in mid-flight. Without any reference point, besides the pitcher's hand, the ball is chaotically hanging in mid-air and could seemingly go in any direction. The possibilities seem limitless.

Besides the mid-air moment, it looks like John is trying to ride a horse in the photo. It's just a precise moment caught on film and is now there forever. The filters give this an almost Norman Rockwell quality to the photograph. I'm not sure what's going on in the faded background, but it almost looks like a tidal wave.


--David said...

It's a very weird look for sure! Maybe this would be a candidate for!

Steve Gierman said...

That is a possibility. It seems a bit abstract.

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