Boston Red Sox Photography: Thursday, June 7, 2012 vs. Baltimore Orioles.

“Boston Red Sox teammates congratulate each other during the second inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava follows through on a basehit in the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, June 8, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is congratulated by catcher Kelly Shoppach after throwing a complete game shutout against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox teammates congratulate each other after defeating the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, June 8, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia looks on during the first inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

The Red Sox were able to avoid being swept by the Orioles last night thanks to a complete game shut out performance by Clay Buchholz. He was dialed in, so there really wasn’t much action to shoot last night. 

That’s the way baseball goes sometimes, so I enjoyed my usual quest for good features. I like a few of these.

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: I’ve been able to fine tune my game time routine so that I can now take care of my three main nightly responsibilities – shooting, printing, and editing – most efficiently. It took a bit of adjusting over the first part of the season to get a good workflow down, but I’ve got it now. I think I realized that definitively for the first time last night.

Happy Friday!

Boston Red Sox Photography: Tuesday, June 6, 2012 vs. Baltimore Orioles.

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles turns a double play during the seventh inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two run home run against the Baltimore Orioles to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis warms up at the top of the dugout during a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia walks to the on deck circle during a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Chris Richard takes in a field-level view of Fenway Park before singing the National Anthem before the start of a game between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, June 5, 2012.”

We had an exiting game yesterday between the Red Sox and the hometown hero Orioles. It was back and forth all night until Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending whose side I’m on – I’m still conflicted), the homer wasn’t enough and the Orioles were able to lock up the win the next inning. 

It was nice to have the birds in town and to see some orange and black at Fenway. I parked myself in an empty seat in the front row next to the Sox dugout, and that’s where I stayed for most of the game. It turned out to be a good spot because two fans with orange Eddie Murray jerseys sat down right next to me. 

So, I made some nice frames as I shot baseball while watching the Celtics/Heat game on the TV in front of my seat. Not a bad night. This game’s “Thing I Learned”: I should hang out around that dugout area more often. There’s definitely some nice portraits to be made there.