Boston Red Sox Photography: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 vs. Chicago White Sox.

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Cody Ross hits a double during the eighth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Fenway Park. Ross also hit two three-run home runs earlier in the game.”

“Young Boston Red Sox fans hold up a sign during the seventh inning stretch of a game at Fenway Park Wednesday, July 18, 2012.”

Here’s a few from Wednesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Unfortunately, anything I had originally hoped to write about this game is now overshadowed by the fact that I wasn’t working the game after this, when Cody Ross hit a walk-off home run and was showered with an icy bucket of blue gatorade as the team crowded him at home plate. 

I couldn’t even bear to watch it on TV because I was so upset I wasn’t there. Talk about missing a great photo. 

Oh, well. We all need a night off, right?

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Right now, it’d be wise to only take photos of Cody Ross, because he essentially hits a home run every time he steps to the plate. 

Boston Red Sox Photography: Saturday, April 14, 2012 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

“Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellesbury, and Adrian Gonzales are presented with the 2011 Gold Glove trophies before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Fans sing along to ‘Sweet Caroline’ in the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after hitting a home run in the fifth inning in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Cody Ross hits a home run in the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

This was a very entertaining, high energy game overall. A 4:05 start made for some incredible light as the evening progressed, and I was really happy with the body of pictures I took away from this game. And, the Sox brought out the bats and put together a huge win.

My game-time responsibility for the Red Sox is a bit different from that of the Orioles. I’m still there to document game action, but rather than sitting in the photo pits all game, I’m roaming around the stadium, shooting action from different angles and finding nice Fenway Park feature photos. It’s taken a bit of getting used to, and it’s certainly more challenging. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Pulling back and shooting wide for big, celebratory moments is really effective. The player’s reactions juxtaposed against the crowd’s reaction can make for some really exciting images. I think the one of David Ortiz pointing towards the sky, shown above, achieves that effect somewhat successfully.