Tuesday August 14, 2012

Time to resurrect this page!!! I have been slacking, mainly due to Facebook. I’ve just been posting there and letting this slip by.

Today I covered Game 1 of the Susquehanna League Playoff Championship Series between Red Lion and York Township. Tough game to shoot, not a whole lot of action and had a few minutes of heavy rain to boot.

Former Revs player Jason Aspito hit a one bounce ground-rule-double that scored the game winning RBI.

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I also stopped by the annual Dallastown Carnival and got a few quick shots as a thunderstorm rolled in

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Was shooting a Central League baseball game in Glen Rock this evening. Thunderstorms threatened several times but the only problem we had were a minute or two of really strong wind. Turned around from the field to keep dirt from the infield from blowing into my eyes and saw this.


The woman’s umbrella blew apart in the strong wind and her granddaughter tried to help her. Got a few frames off, this was the best of the bunch.

Baseball and Bad Guys

Fun evening of photographing little league baseball practice and a citizen’s police academy. Shortstop Brenden Kennedy hangs out at second during base stealing practice as the York Young Revolution baseball team prepares for the opening of little league baseball season, Tuesday March 29, 2011.


Ron Smith, left of Dallastown, and Jim Clark, York Township, take aim at bad guys during the York Area Regional Police Citizen’s Police Academy trip to the York County School of Technology, Tuesday March 29, 2011.

Get out of my way #28

I had to shoot double header baseball last evening.  Baseball can be a very exciting sport to shoot, it can also be downright boring. I have a habit of pre-visualizing action depending on the situation. If there is a runner on first with no outs and the runner looks like the type to steal, I’ll focus there for a pick-off attempt. If there is no one on and there is a right handed batter up, I tend to focus on the shortstop.

That is were I was yesterday during the early innings of the West York game against Palmyra. I focused in on short and I hear the crack as the batter connected with the ball. I mash the shutter button and follow the action (using a MANUAL focus 300mm) and right as the shorty is in mid-dive it happens, the third baseman magically appears in the middle of the frame.

Thanks for ruining my shot #28

last week’s work

I don’t post as much as I’d like but I’m going to try and post at least once a week with my favorites photos from the previous week.

Spring Grove band director David Deitz conducts the Concert Band during the Spring Band Concert, Monday, April 19, 2010. Deitz, who is retiring at the end of the school year following 38 years of being an educator, was surprised by former students who joined in for the last song.

West York second baseman Brick Gladfelter, rear, backs up shortstop Dillon Schwartzer as he puts the tag on Red Lion’s Evan Bittner on a stolen base attempt, Monday, April 19, 2010.

Science teacher Mike Muraco blows spores from the Lycopodium plant into a candle creating a flame thrower during the 2nd Annual Weird Science program at Northeastern High School, Wednesday April 21, 2010.

The Sovereign Bank Stadium grounds crew prepares the field for the York Revolution home opener against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Thursday April 22, 2010.

Members of the Patriot Guard hold silent salute as volunteers place nearly 6,000 flags, one for each serviceman lost in the War on Terror, at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Saturday April 24, 2010.

Morgan Daub, 13 of West Manchester Township, practices her casting during a family fishing event at Gifford Pinchot State Park, Sunday April 25, 2010. About 30 parents and children learned how to cast, bait their hooks and fish during the event sponsored by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and the DCNR.

Breakin the bat

I’ve been trying to catch a broken bat by one of the York Revolution players since starting to cover the team last year. It seems that I’m always focused somewhere else when the broken bat occures but Monday night I got lucky and was focused on Luis Traveras as he hit a lead-off single in the seventh inning and his bat shattered right above the grip. It’s not the best broken bat by far and I’ll probably shoot thousands of frames until I get another but it’s a start.

Shot with a Canon 1D and 400mm 2.8L

Back to the stadium

Yesterday I shot the first ever, high-school baseball game played at Sovereign Bank Stadium – home of the York Revolution. It was a big deal for these kids, from Central York and York High, to play on a big league field and even though the game was a little more than one sided (Central trounced the Bearcats in three innings 19-0) it was still fun and I was able to make a couple of good photos.