Boston Red Sox Photography: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 vs. Seattle Mariners.

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield salutes the crowd after being introduced during the ‘Tim Wakefield Day’ pre-game ceremony Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

”Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield greets kids from the Pitching In For Kids organization during the ‘Tim Wakefield Day’ pre-game ceremony Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield throws out the ceremonial first pitch to former catcher Doug Mirabelli during the ‘Tim Wakefield Day’ pre-game ceremony Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Fans sit under umbrellas as they watch a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

Here are some shots from Tuesday’s pre-game ceremonies honoring former Red Sox pitcher, Tim Wakefield, who retired before the start of this season. 

They’re some nice images, I think, which is good because the rest of the game was miserable (even though the Sox won) and I didn’t make a single picture I was happy with. Something about roaming Fenway Park in the pouring rain had me down. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Don’t forget to go photograph kids in the Fenway Park family room playing with sea creatures from the New England Aquarium. That’s what I did! Luckily I got a reminder call and went and got some nice stuff.

Goucher College Graduation week: Rainy, exhausting, exciting

"Public Safety Officers prepare to escort guests through the rain as they arrive for the Goucher College Baccalaureate ceremony Thursday, May 19, 2011."

Alas, yet another post about rain.

It seems like rain has unintentionally been a theme for me over the past few months. This post is about a celebratory occasion, though, so it’s far less dreary than some of the other rain posts

It didn’t stop raining for the entire week leading up to graduation. In fact, it seemed like the rain fell hardest precisely at the times when family and friends arrived en masse for the various ceremonies and recognitions. But even with the constant downpours, the festive mood remained intact, and come graduation time, the rain had lifted. 

The week was jam packed, each day filled with one event or party after another. In fact, I was so exhausted by the end of the week that I nearly fell asleep during the graduation ceremony itself. 

I have the feeling I wasn’t the only one.

Congratulations and good luck to the Goucher College Class of 2011!