Boston Red Sox Photos: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 vs. Texas Rangers.

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia fields a ground ball during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia fields a ground ball during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Sunlight passes through a window during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Sunlight passes through a window during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is tagged out in a double play by shortstop Elvis Andrus during the third inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is tagged out in a double play by shortstop Elvis Andrus during the third inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts applies a tag to right fielder Alex Rios during the first inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts applies a tag to right fielder Alex Rios during the first inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts reacts after being tagged out by shortstop Elvis Andrus as he attempts to steal second base during the fourth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts reacts after being tagged out by shortstop Elvis Andrus as he attempts to steal second base during the fourth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy delivers during the third inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy delivers during the third inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross attempts to tag out shortstop Elvis Andrus during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross attempts to tag out shortstop Elvis Andrus during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell walks off the field after speaking with an umpire during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell walks off the field after speaking with an umpire during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. stands in center field during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. stands in center field during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Xander Bogaerts reacts after being tagged out during the second inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Xander Bogaerts reacts after being tagged out during the second inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz watches the ball fair as hits a go-ahead three run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz watches the ball fair as hits a go-ahead three run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates alongside Jackie Bradley Jr. and Dustin Pedroia after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates alongside Jackie Bradley Jr. and Dustin Pedroia after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Jonathan Herrera reacts after the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Jonathan Herrera reacts after the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz picks up pitcher Koji Uehara after the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz picks up pitcher Koji Uehara after the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

Yesterday was a great end to the first homestand of the Boston Red Sox season. A 4:00 PM start time against the Texas Rangers had me excited to hunt for golden light and deep shadows, and that’s what I found. 

Beautiful light combined with vintage late inning dramatics from David Ortiz made for a good day of shooting all around. 

Boston Red Sox Photography: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 vs. Miami Marlins.

“A local little league baseball team waits to take the field with the Boston Red Sox starting lineup at Fenway Park in celebration of ‘Calling All Kids’ Month Tuesday, June 19, 2012.”

“A local little league baseball team waits to take the field with the Boston Red Sox starting lineup at Fenway Park in celebration of ‘Calling All Kids’ Month Tuesday, June 19, 2012.”

Great to be back at it last night after a week off from shooting. 

It’s funny how one sees things differently at the beginning of a homestand. Everything seems so fresh and new, and things just go your way more often. 

I was pretty busy with some different things to shoot throughout this game, but I was able to get some nice stuff during pre-game and through the first several innings. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Watch out for foul balls. I already knew this, but yesterday was just a reminder to always be attentive. Nothing came my way, but there were some screamers up the left field line. 

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.