Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, June 15, 2014 vs. Cleveland Indians.

"Grounds crew members enter the field during a ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014."

“Grounds crew members enter the field during a ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014.”

"Members of the Pan-Mass Challenge ride bikes around the warning track during a ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014."

“Members of the Pan-Mass Challenge ride bikes around the warning track during a ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt is tagged out by second baseman Jason Kipnis on an RBI single by second baseman Dustin Pedroia during the fifh inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt is tagged out by second baseman Jason Kipnis on an RBI single by second baseman Dustin Pedroia during the fifh inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski high fives pitcher Brandon Workman during the sixth inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski high fives pitcher Brandon Workman during the sixth inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz checks his swing as catcher Yan Gomes blocks the ball during the eighth inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz checks his swing as catcher Yan Gomes blocks the ball during the eighth inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz reacts after flying out during the third inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz reacts after flying out during the third inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt dives through first base after attempting to beat out an infield hit during the ninth inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt dives through first base after attempting to beat out an infield hit during the ninth inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014.”

"Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher hits a game-winning home run in during the eleventh inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014."

“Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher hits a game-winning home run in during the eleventh inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014.”

"Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher is brushed with a rosin bag as teammates celebrate defeating the Boston Red Sox 3-2 in eleven innings at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014."

“Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher is brushed with a rosin bag as teammates celebrate defeating the Boston Red Sox 3-2 in eleven innings at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, June 15, 2014.”

Here are a few photos from the last of a four game series between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians. Boston won the first two games of the series, but the Indians were able to win the last two to even the series up.

A new series against Minnesota begins tonight at Fenway Park!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, May 25, 2013 vs. Cleveland Indians.

"Fans sing along to 'Sweet Caroline' in the bleacher seats during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Fans sing along to ‘Sweet Caroline’ in the bleacher seats during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Members of the Fenway Park Grounds Crew drag a tarp over the infield before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Members of the Fenway Park Grounds Crew drag a tarp over the infield before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Fans sit under umbrellas atop the Green Monster during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Fans sit under umbrellas atop the Green Monster during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"An umbrella decorated with Boston Red Sox newspaper clippings is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“An umbrella decorated with Boston Red Sox newspaper clippings is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Ushers stand in the right field bleacher section during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Ushers stand in the right field bleacher section during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey warms up in the bullpen during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey warms up in the bullpen during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey high fives catcher David Ross after recording a save to defeat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey high fives catcher David Ross after recording a save to defeat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A resident of Newtown, Connecticut walks on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches."

“A resident of Newtown, Connecticut walks on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut Day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches.”

"Former Boston Red Sox and current Cleveland Indians manager, Terry Francona, signs an autograph for a resident of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches."

“Former Boston Red Sox and current Cleveland Indians manager, Terry Francona, signs an autograph for a resident of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut Day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Bailey speaks with residents of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Bailey speaks with residents of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut Day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches.”

We can’t seem to fully turn the corner into the Summer weather up here in Boston. Nearly the entire week has been cold, wet, and rainy, and yesterday was more of the same. We’re all glad that we escaped a possible double header today and got the game in with no delays – props to the Fenway Park grounds crew, who worked really hard to make sure the game finished on time – but it was still less than ideal conditions to work in. 

You have to work with what you have, though, so on days like yesterday, I’m always on the hunt for rain features. That’s mostly what I shot and what I’ve posted here. 

Yesterday was also particularly special in that hundreds of residents of Newtown, Connecticut and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School were in attendance at the game in recognition of Connecticut Day at Fenway Park. After the game, they were invited down to the field to take photos and interact with players and coaches from both the Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians. I’ve included three photos from the event above as well.

I’m at the park now for another game today!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Opening Day 2013.

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“Fans atop the Green Monster at Fenway Park watch the first inning of the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener against the Baltimore Orioles Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“An American flag covers the Green Monster at Fenway Park during a pre-game ceremony at the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles line up during a pre-game ceremony at the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“A member of the grounds crew prepares the infield dirt before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“Fungo baseball bats are lined up along the Baltimore Orioles dugout at Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"Batting helmets are lined up inside the Baltimore Orioles dugout at Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 9, 2013."

“Batting helmets are lined up inside the Baltimore Orioles dugout at Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 9, 2013.”

It’s hard to believe time has passed so quickly, but yesterday marked the start of my fourth season working as a photographer in Major League Baseball. 

I always love Opening Day, and yesterday at Fenway Park was no exception. We caught a break from the freezing cold that we’ve had up here in Boston, and had a beautiful, sunny, warm afternoon to work in. That, along with all the other familiar sights and sounds that make baseball so perfect, was rejuvenating to say the least. 

It made for a long day, beginning with a 5:00 A.M. arrival at the ballpark and ending with night class and a few hours of editing in the lab at Boston University, but a great day nonetheless. 

Here are some images I made from the pre-game ceremonies and the general scene around Fenway. I threw in a bit of orange and black as well.

It was fantastic to see all the Boston photographers back in the same place, and a pleasure to meet some new ones. Plus, the Red Sox took on my hometown heroes, the Baltimore Orioles.

My two favorite teams and a fresh start. A dream come true for this guy.

Here’s to another season!

Photos: Fenway Park Prepped for Opening Day 2013.

"An entranceway along Fenway Park's right field line is painted in preparation for the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener March 27, 2013."

“An entranceway along Fenway Park’s right field line is painted in preparation for the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Wednesday, March 27, 2013.”

"The Opening Day logo is prepared behind home plate at Fenway Park before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Saturday, April 6, 2013."

“The Opening Day logo is prepared behind home plate at Fenway Park before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Saturday, April 6, 2013.”

"The Gatde D entrance to Fenway Park is shown before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Wednesday, March 27, 2013."

“The Gatde D entrance to Fenway Park is shown before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Wednesday, March 27, 2013.”

"Lights are shown at Fenway Park before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener March 27, 2013."

“Lights are shown at Fenway Park before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Saturday, April 6, 2013.”

"Members of the Fenway Park grounds crew prepare the field before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Tuesday, March 26, 2013."

“Members of the Fenway Park grounds crew prepare the field before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Tuesday, March 26, 2013.”

"An entranceway along Fenway Park's right field line is painted in preparation for the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener March 27, 2013."

“Members of the Fenway Park grounds crew prepare the outfield grass before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Tuesday, March 26, 2013.”

With the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener just a day away, I decided to put together a quick post of the prep work I’ve been shooting at Fenway Park over the past several weeks.

It’s been a long, cold winter in Boston, but the forecast calls for a warm, sunny day tomorrow.

I’ll be at the Park before the sun rises. Be sure to check back for Opening Day photos!

Boston Red Sox Photography: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

“Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine greets fans at Gate C outside of Fenway Park to thank them for their support during the 2012 season Wednesday, September 26, 2012.”

“Kids tease a grounds crew member in Canvas Alley at Fenway Park during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, September 26, 2012.”

“From left to right, Boston Red Sox outfielders Scott Podsednik, Cody Ross, and Daniel Nava have a laugh in centerfield during a pitching change in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, September 26, 2012.”

It’s hard to believe, but last night was the last home game for the Boston Red Sox this year, bringing an end to the commemorative 100th anniversary season of Fenway Park.

It hasn’t quite sunk in for me yet that the season is over. You get in such a routine with this job, and spend so much time at the stadium, that it takes a few days off to realize that it’s actually over.

The game was lackluster, and ended in a Red Sox loss. So, here is an assortment of images from the last game.

I’m not going to share all my thoughts about my work this season here just yet. I’ll save that for later. I’m hOOOOOOping that there’s more baseball still to come…