Monday, September 29, 2014

Everyone Jump

"Third base umpire Ed Hickox #15 jumps into the air as Kelly Johnson #14 of the Baltimore Orioles slides safely into third base while third baseman Martin Prado #14 of the New York Yankees cannot control a throw in the eighth inning during game one of a doubleheader at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 12, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland."

Baseball is a game of silent emotions and they happen often, but quickly. The action is also great too, but in a game of good pitching, it can be sparse.

In a duel of good throwing, a steal made the action image of the game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles. Much like emotions, when action happens, it happens fast. Being able to anticipate and compose the frame before it happens is half the battle.

After the safe slide into third base, all the photographers looked to the back of their cameras to see what happened. A miss-thrown ball resulted in everyone jumping into the air.

Usually I'd clean up the frame by cropping in tight, but the umpire also jumping added another visual element I enjoyed.


Blogger Unknown said...

Great shot with a perfect explanation.
Jim Port Townsend, Wa.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:47:00 PM  

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