Baltimore Orioles Photography: Friday, June 24, 2011 vs. Cincinnati Reds

"Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters tags out Cincinnati Reds' first baseman Joey Votto at home plate in the 12th inning of an interleague baseball game, Friday, June 24, 2011 in Baltimore."

"Baltimore Orioles pitcher Koji Uehara pumps his fist after recording the final out in the 11th inning of an interleague baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, June 24, 2011 in Baltimore."

"Baltimore Orioles first baseman Derrek Lee celebrates after hitting a walk off home run against the Cincinnati Reds in the 12th inning of an interleague baseball game, Friday, June 24, 2011 in Baltimore.

"Baltimore Orioles first baseman Derrek Lee is surrounded by teammates after hitting a walk off home run against the Cincinnati Reds in the 12th inning of an interleague baseball game, Friday, June 24, 2011 in Baltimore."

Back at it at the yard and it feels so good. 

It certainly took me a few innings to get my timing and rhythm back, but like anything one does over and over again, shooting truly is like riding a bike. I felt comfortable by the third inning. 

I couldn’t have asked for a better environment for my first game back. The Cincinnati Reds made their first ever visit to Camden Yards for a 1970 World Series rematch, the stadium was nearly sold out, and the Orioles won in dramatic fashion after a twelfth inning walk off home run by Derrek Lee. There were even fireworks after the game. 

Be sure to keep checking in here throughout the rest of the season! I’m going to post at least one photograph from every game I shoot, and hopefully some from the other assignments I get sent on as well.

I’m also going to include a “Thing I Learned” section from each game I cover so that my skills as a shooter keep improving. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Don’t get too excited during walk off wins. It’s better to focus on one subject and get a great reaction shot rather than to try shooting everything that’s happening on the field at once. 

2 thoughts on “Baltimore Orioles Photography: Friday, June 24, 2011 vs. Cincinnati Reds

  1. Those are good pictures B.J. Glad that you are enjoying your new job. Get some pictures of the fans on one of your photo shoots. I think the crowds expressions say it all sometimes too. I know you are probably paid to get the team, I think the crowd pictures would be great too. Extra shots.

    Exciting games, Beth from the Z on TV Facebook page has been posting the scores for the Orioles games over there and I got to see some of the game. Being from Ohio I should be a Reds fan, but I have been rooting for the Orioles with Beth. I have relatives in Bel Air and Annapolis that are Orioles an Ravens fans.

    This is off-topic, but I enjoyed your posts on Israel and other topics too, keep us posted on that too. 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for checking in Sherry T!

    I certainly shoot lots of crowd scenes and fan reactions. It’s not our primary job but sometimes you have to. I’ll definitely post some for you at some point during the season.

    The Reds are a good team. Fun to watch. It was fun to get a look at a team that’s never in Baltimore. But, I’m glad you root for the O’s!

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