Mon 25-Feb-13 02:57 AM | edited Mon 25-Feb-13 02:57 AM by Ferguson
After a month away from my camera (work intervened), I returned to a three day invitational at FGCU with six teams and three days of continual play. First time watching college softball much less shooting it, but lots of practice over three days.
Here are a few for any criticism or suggestions, or just for fun. Full gallery is
>Brother, I've got my first softball games coming up this >week(end) and I hope to do HALF this well...
One piece of advice:
Remind yourself each inning "the interesting stuff is in the infield, not the batter". No matter how often I thought that, I kept missing action in the field because I was aimed at the batter again. And again.
>One piece of advice: > >Remind yourself each inning "the interesting stuff is in >the infield, not the batter". No matter how often I >thought that, I kept missing action in the field because I was >aimed at the batter again. And again. > >Linwood > >Comments welcomed on pictures: Http://captivephotons.com
>>This is why I shoot remotes. > >Hope they are smart to shoot around the ump or third/first >base coach when they jump in the line of sight. Maybe an >articulated tripod that repositions automatically? > >That might be worth a drive to Tallessee to see. > > >Linwood > >Comments welcomed on pictures: Http://captivephotons.com
Damn work always getting in the way of a good time. Great timing on these Linwood, you really caught some excellent action. Yes it is tough sometimes to get your focus away from the batter and onto the fielders in anticipation of a play in the field but you are right, those are the more compelling shots in my book.
Marc There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.-Ansel Adams
Thanks. And Thanks Bob for the same. I really liked that both were airborne.
A lot of people were laughing at me for those shots. There's a tall (maybe 20') bearm behind the outfield fence, and it's steep with some trees and grass. I had climbed up there because I hate shooting through a fence, and was spending part of my time breaking off braches that were in my way, part trying to stay in the shade (this is South Florida) and most of the time trying to keep my butt from sliding down the hill and schooching back up. Any shots I got from there were more luck than skill while all this was going on.
But one good one like this makes the laughing worthwhile.