Taking Advantage Of Great Light
When I started getting really serious about photography the only baseball that I photographed was my nephew at Bob Friend Field. Since that time I have photographed all levels of baseball, and I still find myself at Bob Friend Field. The thing is that the higher the level you go the bigger the stadium. The bigger the stadium, the less sunlight that you get late in the day. Here at Bob Friend you get the sun very late in the day. You get these great photos with the light nearly right down the barrel of your lens. You could go on the other side of the diamond and get a beautiful golden light on the players. You can actually make more photos that way. Since I am just there to make photos for me I went against the light with an idea. Here the sun gives a great couple of points off of the helmet and all of the bugs and other things in the air become cool bokeh. I made less photos by going against the light, but I loved the photos that I made.
This is the third game that I have been able to attend this year. I love it when my schedule allows that. Looking ahead it might be a while before that happens again. If the light is this good though I will try and get down there as much as I can. Here is my gallery from the game Monday night.