Photo: Dustin Pedroia Fielding Lesson.

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia gives a fielding lesson as one of the Red Sox Foundation auction items Saturday, September 8, 2012.”

I don’t have anything worth posting from last night’s game, which went past midnight due to several long, horrible rain delays. Instead, I thought I’d post one from a private Dustin Pedroia fielding lesson that I shot before the game yesterday.
Here’s hoping for a better game today! Also, happy start to the football season!

Boston Red Sox Photography: Thursday, August 23, 2012 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia tags out Mike Trout at home plate during the ninth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Thursday, August 23, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run during the second inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Thursday, August 23, 2012.”

Here are a few photos from what I can honestly say felt like the longest game I’ve ever worked. It was only 10 innings, but somehow it felt longer than the 17 inning game from earlier this year or any rain delay filled game that I can remember. It was a really, really slow 10 innings.

That’s life, though! This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Patience is a virtue. If you sit and wait long enough, you’ll get a nice photo or two.

Boston Red Sox Photography: Monday, July 30, 2012 vs. Detroit Tigers.

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is congratulated after hitting a go ahead two run home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Monday, July 30, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

Not much to say about this game, except that it’s always nice when your team comes through with a really solid, strong, convincing win. The pictures are always better, and so are your spirits while shooting. Last night was full of hits, home runs, and high fives – seen above.
This game’s “Thing I Learned”: During games like these with lots of runs and action, it’s good to voice tag your key photos to save you time when captioning later on. It’s something I’ve done plenty of times, but did for the first time in awhile last night.

Boston Red Sox Photography: Monday, April 16, 2012 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

“Fenway Park is shown during the third inning of an 11:05 AM day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, April 16, 2012.”
“The press box at Fenway Park is shown before the start of an 11:05 AM game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, April 16, 2012.”
“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia flips to shortsop Mike Aviles in the fourth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, April 16, 2012 at Fenway Park.”
“Boston Red Sox center fielder Cody Ross loses his bat after fouling off a pitch during the fifth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, April 16, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

Here’s something that rarely happens: A professional baseball game that begins at 11:05 in the morning. Such was the case yesterday in order to accommodate huge crowds in town for the annual Boston Marathon. 

It was highly entertaining. I wasn’t aware that so many people could drink so much alcohol before noon. The whole stadium was particularly rowdy.

The game itself was very slow, and there really wasn’t much action to shoot. Sometimes baseball is like that. I did like these two action frames above, though, as well as the two stadium shots.

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: The NESN television camera deck hanging behind home plate is a great spot to shoot from. It provides both great views of the entire ballpark (see picture #1 above) and clean sight lines to shoot infield action. I also fooled around with a LensBaby for this first time (picture #2), which I’ll definitely continue to use as the season goes on.