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. 🙂