Baltimore Orioles Photography: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 vs. Boston Red Sox

"Baltimore Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds is tagged out at home by Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore."

"Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis looks on in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in Baltimore."

Here’s two that I liked from Wednesday night’s dramatic final game of the season. These were taken, of course, before the ridiculous 9th inning walk off win, which I’ll show in a separate post. 

Baltimore Orioles Photography: Sunday, August 14, 2011 vs. Detroit Tigers

"Baltimore Orioles second baseman Robert Andino turns a double play in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, August 14, 2011 in Baltimore."

"Baltimore Orioles catcher Craig Tatum slides safely into second base in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, August 14, 2011 in Baltimore."

"Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy and third baseman Mark Reynolds collide after miscommunicating on a fly ball in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, August 14, 2011 in Baltimore."

"Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy jumps as he throws to first base in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, August 14, 2011 in Baltimore."

I’m happy with these four images. They make a good set to close out a long homestand that consumed my life for the past ten days. 

I have to say, though, I was a bit distracted at yesterday’s game. It’s difficult to stay completely focused after spending many consecutive days at the stadium, particularly as the season progresses and the games for a team not in contention begin to mean less and less. 

But even so, I managed to get some shots that I’m pleased with. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned:” Don’t let your brain go to mush at the end of a long home stand.

Baltimore Orioles Photography: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 vs. Boston Red Sox

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Marco Scutaro turns a double play in the second inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in Baltimore."

"Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta pitches during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in Baltimore."

"Baltimore Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds fields a ground ball in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in Baltimore."

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Darnell McDonald looks on during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in Baltimore."

This entire week has been disgustingly hot, and last Wednesday was no exception. There’s nothing like a 12:35 p.m. baseball game right at the peak of a 105 plus degree day. 

I was drenched in sweat within five minutes of shooting, but I was happy with what I got. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned:” On days like this, seek the spot closest to the dugout to catch a draft from the huge blowing fan.