Monday, September 08, 2014

Grand Slam

"Fans celebrate as Chris Davis #19 of the Baltimore Orioles runs the bases after hitting a grand slam home run against the Minnesota Twins in the fourth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 29, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland."

One of the most overused statements I get from fans is that they think to take good pictures they need to be field level with a giant telephoto lens.

That cannot be further from the truth because each and every week I shoot from a distance with a wide angle lens and still able to document telling moments.

During a recent Orioles game against the Minnesota Twins, I decided walk the concourse to get a different perspective than the rest of the photographers. With the bases loaded, and big time slugger Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles hitting, I knew I wanted to shoot the overall scene.

Fans always react to big plays, yet a grand slam home run is as big as it gets. I stood on an empty chair and waited for either the grand slam or a strikeout.

Had Davis done the latter, it wouldn't have been anything to share. But it was a risk that paid off and ended up being the picture of the game.


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