Sunday, June 19, 2011

Battle of the Beltways

"Mark Reynolds #12 of the Baltimore Orioles hits the dirt after an inside pitch against the Washington Nationals during the third inning at Nationals Park on June 18, 2011 in Washington, DC."

I haven't shot any baseball since, well, I cannot remember when. I did a bunch of high school baseball in Utah last year, but that was last spring.

Getty Images assigned me to shoot a string of Major League Baseball games down at Nationals Park in Washington, DC - which began Saturday. I had shot a lot of Baltimore Orioles games before I moved to Utah, but never any Nationals games.

So everything was new to me - new stadium, new area of town, new team, new players, and even my lens was new - as I recently upgraded from a 300mm f/2.8 to a 400mm f/2.8.

But despite my anxiousness to shoot the game the night before, I feel like I did pretty good. It was like riding a bike - you never forget.

I'll make a couple more posts in coming days as I cover more games, but wanted to get some sports action back up on this blog.


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