Down The Chicago River

A Look Down the Chicago River Back Into Chicago

This week has been full of rain outs and shoots that I do not blog about. With that in mind I have not had a lot of new content to post this week. For the second straight day I have pulled a shot out of the archives from 2012 to post. At the time I was posting a new photo everyday so I was making a lot of photos. Not all of them made the blog so I had a lot of shots that just sat in my archive with no real purpose. I will occasionally go back and find a folder and mine a few good shots out of it to use in the future on the blog. At times like this it is a good thing that I have a few photos ready to go. Hopefully I will have a baseball photo to post for you tomorrow, but right now that is not looking good.

The Canon 60D

This photo was made with my Canon 60D. In the fall of 2011 I bought the camera as I was getting more into photography. It was far better than anything that I had used before, and I was thrilled with it. This camera would make some of my early successful pictures so it always has a special place for me. I am sure that I am way over the shutter count that it is rated for, but it still performs well. I still get it out from time to time when I am putting up a remote camera. This camera does not have the FPS that my current cameras do, but it taught me to anticipate the action. That has helped me over the course of the last few years. The FPS is nice, and I use it all the time. I still like to time my shots though. The FPS can help me with the aftermath of the play.

The Tamron 10-24mm Lens

This was the also the first weekend that I was able to make photos with my new Tamron 10-24mm lens. That Tamron lens would get a lot of use over the next couple of years mostly paired with the Canon 60D. It was with that pairing that I made my first successful sports photo. A wide angle shot of Ross-Ade Stadium that I still see is being used for the promotion of Purdue Football. That photo is nearly three years old, but I still see it pop up from time to time. At some point this summer I need to get this combo back out to make some photos just to prove that it is not the camera and lens all of the time. The right camera is the one that you have with you.

The MiLB Photos of the Week

For the second time this season I have some photos in the MiLB photos of the week. Last year I was lucky enough to win the MiLB Photo of the Year, and my challenge to myself this year was to make it into the Photos of the Week each week. This week I have three photos in the gallery. You can view that gallery here.  It is a huge honor to have my images in the gallery with some great baseball photographers. Over the last couple of weeks my status for the season may have changed a bit. I will have a lot more free time to go out and visit other MiLB parks this summer. This could  be a great year to see some baseball all over the Midwest.


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