Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, June 8, 2013 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – Double Header.

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia dives for a ground ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia dives for a ground ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia attempts to tag out second baseman Howie Kendrick during the second nning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia attempts to tag out second baseman Howie Kendrick during the second nning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew and third baseman Jose Iglesias collide as Iglesias catches a fly ball during the ninth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew and third baseman Jose Iglesias collide as Iglesias catches a fly ball during the ninth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is tagged out in a rundown by third baseman Alberto Callaspo during the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is tagged out in a rundown by third baseman Alberto Callaspo during the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Brookline little league players prepare to take the field for a pre-game ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Brookline little league players prepare to take the field for a pre-game ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans cheer as a ball bounces off the green monster during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans cheer as a ball bounces off the green monster during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A young fan watches a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A young fan watches a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans stand for the National Anthem before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans stand for the National Anthem before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman loses the ball as he applies a tag to catcher Hank Conger on a pickoff during the seventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman loses the ball as he applies a tag to catcher Hank Conger on a pickoff during the seventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz dives as he tags out third baseman Alberto Callaspo during the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz dives as he tags out third baseman Alberto Callaspo during the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two run home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two run home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Jose Iglesias high fives teammates after scoring in the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Jose Iglesias high fives teammates after scoring in the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

I’m just now finding the time to get caught up on photos from the weekend. A rainy day on Friday made for a nice night off but a busy double header on Saturday. 

The Red Sox and Angels split the two games, but because these two teams are so heavy offensively, each game lasted well over four hours. That’s a lot of baseball for one day.

I shot the first game from third base, and the second game from both third and first base.

Images from Sunday to come soon!

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.  

Boston Red Sox Photography: Thursday, May 31, 2012 vs. Detroit Tigers.

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia blocks the plate during the first inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia hits a home run during the second inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Fans sit atop the Green Monster at Fenway Park during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Thursday, May 31, 2012.”

“Fans sing Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’ during the eight inning of a game between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park Thursday, May 31, 2012.”

I had a good night shooting on Thursday, which I was happy about after what I thought was a bit of a sub-par game for me the night before. I was a bit frustrated at the time, but looking back at those shots now, they really aren’t so bad after all. Maybe that was just me being burnt out near the end of a long homestand, or maybe it was the horrible spring-time allergies that I’ve been having that made me feel so “blah” about those pictures.

Sometimes while you’re in the moment, it’s easy to get frustrated with yourself and/or your work. For photographers – or perhaps within any profession – I think it’s healthy to step away from your work for a bit from time to time and let it breathe. That’s certainly helped me the past couple of days. 

I took the weekend off so this post is a few days late now, but I think I finished off the homestand and the month of May strongly with these images above. I shot a good mix of action and features, and had a great time doing it. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: I’m continuing my quest for game action juxtaposed against fan reaction. It’s starting to feel a bit more normal working alongside fans and shooting from the seats, which admittedly has been a challenge for me so far this season.