Here are a few verticals from a game with monsoon like conditions last night at Fenway Park.
We can’t seem to fully turn the corner into the Summer weather up here in Boston. Nearly the entire week has been cold, wet, and rainy, and yesterday was more of the same. We’re all glad that we escaped a possible double header today and got the game in with no delays – props to the Fenway Park grounds crew, who worked really hard to make sure the game finished on time – but it was still less than ideal conditions to work in.
You have to work with what you have, though, so on days like yesterday, I’m always on the hunt for rain features. That’s mostly what I shot and what I’ve posted here.
Yesterday was also particularly special in that hundreds of residents of Newtown, Connecticut and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School were in attendance at the game in recognition of Connecticut Day at Fenway Park. After the game, they were invited down to the field to take photos and interact with players and coaches from both the Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians. I’ve included three photos from the event above as well.
I’m at the park now for another game today!
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.
Let’s face it: Wins feel much better than losses. After being on the wrong end of a perfect game through five innings, Adam Jones was able to lift the Orioles to a come from behind win. I had a lot of fun shooting this game, not just because of the win, but because of the weather.
Saturday was the first game I’ve been at this season to be delayed by rain, and as you can see, it was quite a storm. As the rain came down, I sat in the Orioles’ dugout, ate sunflower seeds, watched Bugs Bunny cartoons on the scoreboard, and took pictures of the rain – not a bad job I have.
The rain continued off an on throughout the game, so I played around with some different shutter speeds as I sat there in the pit, completely soaked.
This game’s “Thing I Learned:” I should have brought the rain gear out for the cameras.
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!
I woke up at 5 A.M. this morning to the sound of rain and wind slamming against my window. So, for some reason I felt like taking this photograph later on in the day.
It’s nothing special, but I haven’t been able to shoot much else over the past week. I’ve been focusing all of my time on my Senior thesis, tennis, and plans for life after Goucher.
I wish that the Spring weather would finally get here for good. It would make all those endeavors a lot more pleasant. Plus, I’m sick of aimlessly posting about rain.
I just sprinted across campus through a huge downpour to get to a shoot I was doing. It was a lot of fun, so I grabbed this shot once I got there.
Call this post brief procrastination before homework.