Boston Red Sox Photography: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

“The 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship Team greets fans as they are driven around Fenway Park in Duck Boats during a special pre-game ceremony Tuesday, September 25, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar and pitcher Pedro Martinez takes part in a pre-game ceremony with the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship Team Tuesday, September 25, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Keith Foulke throws out the ceremonial first pitch as members of the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship Team watch behind him during a special pre-game ceremony Tuesday, September 25, 2012.”

“A Boston Red Sox logo cut in the center field grass at Fenway Park is shown Tuesday, September 25, 2012.”

We’ve reached the point of the season in Boston where the actual games themselves have become overshadowed in importance by other story lines going on. The Red Sox played their last two home games of the 2012 season this week, bringing a close to the 100th anniversary season at Fenway Park. 

On Tuesday night, members of the 2004 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox team came back to Boston to greet fans. They were carted around the field in three Duck Tour boats, a throwback to the championship parade in Boston in 2004. 

It was a pretty hectic event to shoot, but it was a lot of fun, and neat to see that incredible team all in one place!

Boston Red Sox Photography: Crews prep park for Opening Day 2012.

“Window cleaners polish the facade of the press box at Fenway Park Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in preparation for the Boston Red Sox season home opener.”

“A crew member walks along the right field warning track at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in preparation for the Boston Red Sox season home opener.”

“A crew member relaxes in Fenway Park’s right field bleacher seats during his lunch break Tuesday, April 10, 2012.”

Here’s some good images from my first official assignment with the Boston Red Sox!

My goal was to capture the various clean up and construction crews prepping the stadium for this Friday’s big home opener. I got a lot out of this assignment, as basic as it was. I did several laps around the stadium, so I familiarized myself with the ins and outs and learned the quickest ways to get where I need to go. 

I also got accustomed to working with Nikon cameras, which I’d never done before. I’ve shot Canon my whole life, and the Orioles supplied me with Canon gear, so this year will be a bit of an adjustment. Before I started roaming, I sat down in the Monster Seats and tinkered with the cameras. It definitely took me a little bit of getting used to, but I got the hang of those things after about twenty minutes. Comparing Canons to Nikons is a bit ridiculous, because both companies make incredible products, but I know that even after this season, I’ll remain a Canon guy. 

Otherwise, what more can I say. Taking pictures of Fenway Park at high noon on a 65 degree day is what they call “work”?