Last night taught me a few things. First of all, summertime is going to bring new challenges as far as getting my blog done each day because when Daniel plays baseball I won’t get home until about 10:30 pm, and I am not a late night person :(.
Also, taking photos at a ball diamond presents many challenges – the fencing and the cage behind home plate make certain angles of shots next to impossible, the uneven ground near the fencing makes using a tripod tricky, and people get in the way. By that I mean that there is always someone on deck warming up when I am trying to get a picture of someone batting or the base coaches and umps end up in front of my camera. It’s not their fault of course, but I know I will need a lot of practice to conquer these and other obstacles in sports photography, like not taking a ball to the head or the camera when I am paying more attention to the camera than I am to the game. No, that didn’t happen, but it certainly could!!
Daniel’s team lost last night but only by one run – they were pretty evenly matched teams – and I spent the entire game playing with my new camera. It was dark out, but the ball diamond lights were on, so I was able to keep shooting throughout the entire game. Many of my shots didn’t turn out that great, but I really like this shot because of the intense concentration on the faces of the catcher and the umpire and the fact that you can clearly see the baseball approaching the bat.
P.S. In case you were wondering, Daniel is not in this photo. I will try and get a good shot of him next time. 🙂
That is simply an amazing shot! I am so jealous of your camera and your eagle eye.
Thank you so much Dor. Too bad I can’t fly like an eagle with my camera. Imagine the shots I could get then :).
it’s a great shot, you should be proud.
You know, I am proud of that shot because like you I am self taught and still learning, so when I get a good shot it makes me really happy!! 🙂
The ump is really serious! Nice photo…have fun practicing.
Thanks TBM!! The ump comes from a very sports oriented family. They are all incredibly good athletes, so yes he does take it very seriously. 🙂
Thanks! I’m glad you liked it 🙂
LOVE THIS!!!! Now I have to tell you that you made me take a trip to look at cameras!
I’m getting hooked and this image is just pushing me towards a new camera I’m afraid…Just a great shot!
Oh how I love getting other people to spend their money!! Tee Hee 🙂 What kinds did you look at and what kind do you have now? I’m being nosey LOL
You can be nosey all you want! I have a Nikon D300 and shoot almost exclusively with a 70-400mm lens…LOVE IT!! But I’m looking for something lighter, and I have really been drawn to try a Canon….I looked at a model that is not as nice as your new one…it was a Canon Rebel EOS T2i….the
clarity was amazing. I really want to travel with less “lens” at times, and this seems like a good possibility. I have no idea what I’m doing as far as a canon goes..what do you think?
All I can tell you is that I have always had Canon cameras, and I have never been disappointed. I have never had a Nikon, but I know they have an incredible reputation too. The T2i that you were looking at is only one model before mine, so I would imagine it is an awesome camera :). I did a package deal with my T3i where I got the standard 18-55mm lens and also a 55-250mm lens. That way I have everything I need to start out. At first the Canon guy told me to just buy the camera body and keep my old lenses, but then we figured out that the telephoto lens that I had with my old Canon Rebel XSi did not have the image stabilizer in it while the telephoto for the T3i does have the image stabilizer. That’s why I bought the whole new package. So far I love it!! 🙂
Such a nice action shot! 🙂
Thank you! I had a lot of fun experimenting that night. I still have a lot to learn though :).