I haven’t been real excited about my skills shooting football lately so I thought I’d go back and take a look at some of the last few baseball games. Maybe get some inspiration back.
So, how about some baseball? I was having fun with my watermark on a few of these, I hope you like them.
I love the reaction on San Francisco Giants Cody Ross (13) face as he reacts to being hit by a pitch at the plate. The expression on his face is what makes this image for me, sure it would be a better image if you could see the ball hitting his arm, but I just didn’t time it right and his expression and the ball are not in the same frame.
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Here is a perfect example of how you don’t always get both the ball and the expression in the same frame as Arizona Diamondbacks Mark Reynolds is brushed back from the plate with a high-and-inside pitch.
I just liked this frame of San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) on the mound.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo (54) gestures to the heavens, or maybe it’s my watermark that he is seeing, who knows.
This isn’t the greatest picture of San Francisco Giants Aubrey Huff (17), but if you look close you can see the crack in his bat as he returns to the dugout to get a fresh bat.
Most of the time you can’t see the player’s eyes when they are at the plate, so being able to see San Francisco Giants Aubrey Huff’s eyes in this shot makes it special for me.
San Francisco Giants Pablo Sandoval (48) has a strange ritual every time he would come to the plate he would walk a few steps in front of the batter’s box and hit his shoes and batting helmet a few times with his bat, the whole thing looked a bit strange after striking out three times in a row, but hey it’s Pablo Sandoval.
Finally after doing his “special” dance before every at-bat San Francisco Giants Pablo Sandoval would step into the batter’s box and get down to the business of trying to hit the ball.
A lot of the other photographers are a lot better at seeing and capturing the ribbons of sunlight that move across the field at Chase, but I liked this frame as San Francisco Giants center fielder Andres Torres (56) is highlighted by a ribbon of sunlight as it moves quickly across the field.