"Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy warms up in the on deck circle in the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, September 18, 2011 in Baltimore."
I’ve gotten the chance to go through all of my images from this weekend’s three games, and I’ve realized that I really didn’t have a great stretch shooting-wise. I managed to get some nice features, like this one, as well as some portraits, but when it came to action, I was a bit off for one reason or another.
That doesn’t bother me much, though, which brings me to this game’s “Thing I Learned:” Like anything in life, in photography there are going to be days where you don’t shoot as well as you set out to. It’s just a part of it. I take it in stride and move on!
"Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis flies out to left field in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, July 22, 2011 in Baltimore."
"Kids reach out for a foul ball in the first inning of a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, July 22, 2011 in Baltimore."
"A girl waves to the scoreboard between innings of a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, July 22, 2011 in Baltimore."
This game was so slow for the Orioles that I ended up only saving about 50 images total. There was essentially no action to shoot whatsoever, so I fooled around a bit and shot some things that I normally don’t.
This frame of Markakis is nothing special, but visually, it’s the most exciting thing I got from the night. I also wanted to post it to prove that I didn’t just take pictures of fans all game.
I got lucky, though, and caught a few nice moments with kids sitting in sections near the outside first base photo pit.
This game’s “Thing I Learned:” It’s important to remember that there’s a lot going on besides what’s happening on the field. It doesn’t hurt to look behind you from time to time.