Boston Red Sox Photography: Opening Day 2012.

“Fighter jets fly over Fenway Park during the pre-game ceremonies on Opening Day in Boston, Massachusetts Friday, April 13, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek and former pitcher Tim Wakefield salute the crowd before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park on Opening Day Friday, April 13, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek and former pitcher Tim Wakefield salute the crowd before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park on Opening Day Friday, April 13, 2012.”

Opening Day at Fenway Park: A moment I’ve long been waiting for, and it fulfilled my every expectation. The energy throughout the stadium was booming, and we couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to begin the season in Boston.

What’s more, the Red Sox opened up this homestand with a solid win

As I did after each game I shot last season, I’ll continue to post one “Thing I Learned” from each game I document this year. This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Navigating through Fenway Park when it’s full of people is incredibly inconvenient. I found myself a bit frustrated after two innings of fighting my way through throngs of drunken fans. Such is the nature of the ballpark, though, and I’ve quickly learned to embrace it!

More to come soon!