The bats were not going again yesterday for Purdue. A tough series to open the new stadium, but the team is young.
Originally posted on Pinola Photography:
Sports Photo of the Day
Here is another of the very popular sports photos that I post on this little blog. I say that tongue in cheek because the sports photos really don’t get any love here. I love to shoot sports though so I will post some of the photos that I really like on here. I took this photo yesterday during a doubleheader at Purdue. I was concentrating more on getting some action shots yesterday as opposed to the overall experience as with Opening Day the day before. I think that it showed up a bit in my images. I put my images up on my Facebook page here if you want to see some of what I did yesterday. Baseball is a weird animal to photograph. In a way it is very much a repeated cycle. The pitcher throws to the batter. You can get many pictures of the pitcher to make sure that you have found the spot of spots in his form that is photogenic. You can also focus on the batters to get the ball on the bat, or a good followthrough. Sometimes though you already have that. If you have a good shot of a player hitting the ball it pretty much looks the same for a groundout or a home run. With that in mind you need to turn your attention elsewhere. In this instance I decided to try and make an image similar to the one you see above. I just sat on this picture hoping that Kyle Wood would dive back into the back. Luckily for me he did, and I was rewarded for my patience. That isn’t always the case. When Purdue is in the field, and I have my pitcher shots already I will sit on a particular fielder hoping for a nice play. I have gotten them after a short run, but I have yet to pick the right player for the bang-bang play. When I do I am sure that it will make its way onto this blog. When the sun is out, and the temperature warms up the only thing better than watching a baseball game is making pictures at one.