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On a very hot weekend at the end of June, I was asked to photograph my niece Katie’s softball team, the BNGSA Red Hots. It is my niece’s softball team. I managed to make it though the day game where I am pretty sure it was 100 degrees in the shade, but of course there is no shade on a softball field.
I started with a team photo and then got some action shots of the team while they were warming up.
I even pulled out my Lensbaby to try for some fun, artistic shots.
The afternoon game was fun, and although they worked hard, the Red Hots were unable to pull off the win.
I returned for the evening game to find out it would be delayed for almost an hour. It was right before sundown, so I used the time to get some posed shots. I went for a dynamic look, trying to balance the ambient with flash from the side. Some images work better than others.
As the sun went down, the pretty lighting went away, so it was time to pull whatever I could out of my Pentax. Fast action and low light don’t always mix.
I played around with some slow shutter speeds to really show action, but did not get anything I loved.
Fortunately, I got a couple shots I like and the Reds Hots hung on to win.
The one rather odd shot is my niece and her friend, Kayli showing off their scars from their Automated Introverted Cardiac Defibrillators.
To see all of the photos from the day, please visit my Smugmug gallery. As is my typical method, the full resolution photos are available to download and take to your preferred photo lab. Because, however, some people ask how they can donate or pay for my time, I make prints available for a relatively small price. A 4x6 is only $1 and 8x10s are $5. So, feel free to download or buy a print, just enjoy.
IMGP7621 Originally uploaded by ucitysoccer.I was lucky enough to be asked to take pictures at Paige & Darren's upcoming wedding (July 1, 2006). So we went to St. Charles to walk around and get some pictures of the couple. It was great because I got to know them a little bit better and think it will make the wedding a lot more relaxed. You can find the rest of their pictures in their own "set" on my flickr page.