Boston Red Sox Photography: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 vs. Miami Marlins.

“Fans cheer as Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a grand slam during the fifth inning of a game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“An usher stands in a gate entrance in the upper right field deck of Fenway Park Wednesday, June 20, 2012.”

“The sun sets over Fenway Park Wednesday, June 20, 2012 during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Miami Marlins.”

“The sun sets over Fenway Park Wednesday, June 20, 2012 during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Miami Marlins.”

“Kids escape the heat by standing in front of a mister in the concourse of Fenway Park Wednesday, June 20, 2012.”

We had our first scorcher of the summer last night at Fenway Park, and I absolutely loved every minute of it. Grinding it out drenched in sweat while making great photos – that’s what it’s all about. It brought me back to working at Camden Yards, where games like this are the norm once summer rolls around.

With heat like this usually comes late afternoon storms or really good sunsets, so I headed up to the decks in right field and shot as the sun went down. I got really lucky on the first photo you see above. There’s nothing like a David Ortiz grand slam to add some fan excitement to your cliché sunset picture.

I was also very happy with the last image of the kids playing in the water mist machine. I waited for about twenty minutes hoping for a moment like this, so I was pumped when it happened. It’s quickly become one of my favorite photos I’ve shot. 

More to come soon! Click each photo to enlarge if you’d like.