Slowball

Photographing baseball can be…boring. Photographing baseball in mid-90 degree heat is an exercise in patience and commitment…and resisting boredom.

Earlier this week I shot the WIAA Sectionals double-header where Parker played Monona Grove and Verona. It was hot. And boring. But in-between pitches, spitting, random timeouts and water breaks, I managed to entertain myself by testing my compositional abilities. That is, I tried to make a picture out of everything, even if it wasn’t interesting.


Even though the fans behind me and a few of the players kept giving me a hard time for appearing to take pictures of nothing, I just kept looking for light and objects as purely compositional tools. Of about 50 frames of this sort of exercise, I’d say less than 10% are actually good, but whatever.

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