Everyone who knows me and knows I'm a photographer by trade always expects me to have my camera with me at every event. Part of me feels the same way. Then there's the part that remembers all the times I missed something that happened somewhere else on the field, or became so engrossed in my composition and multiple exposures that I totally missed out on the hilarious story being told just 10 feet away from me at a party. I am not a wedding photographer, but I have shot a handful of small weddings, usually for a friend or family member. It's very rare for me to fully remember the ceremonies though because I'm so engrossed in making sure I get the shots. So when it comes to my kids, I now try to plan one or two days every sports season where I take my camera with me to a game and the rest of the season is left for me to just sit back, watch and enjoy.
My son played baseball this spring, his first year in the minors. I was lucky on this particular day because he was able to play the two positions he really wanted to try and on top of that he managed to hit the ball at least once! I did miss his hit though... Urgh! As I was getting into position to get some shots of him swinging he decided to swing at the very first pitch and connected! So I got him running down the first base line instead of actually hitting the ball.
In honor of my son in doing a great job this past season, including being a part of a team who managed to come in 2nd place in the championship, here is a very short slideshow of my favorite #7 SandGnat!
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