Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 432 - The pitch, the catch, the hit

ISO 1000, 200mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec

If someone would have told me two years ago that I would enjoy sports photography, I would have assured them that they were out of their minds.

Today was the first home game of the season for the college baseball team and I found myself watching the clock and, watching the skies to make sure the game was not going to be rained out.

ISO 800, 168mm, f/5.0, 1/1000 sec

I have to admit that it is a little un-nerving knowing that the ball can go anywhere it wants to (it is so much more contained in basketball). I stepped just inside of the fence to shoot and my beloved 70-200mm lens felt so vulnerable.

ISO 800, 168mm, f/6.3, 1/1000 sec

But what a high anticipating the crack of the bat against ball... and I only stayed for the first inning.


  1. Great shots. Especially catching the moment the ball hits the bat!