12 Significant Photos: #10

19 02 2009

My interest in macro photography comes and goes. Objects such as staplers, calculators, candy, or jewelry do not appeal to me as a subject for photography. That being said, I find it interesting to look at things in nature from a macro perspective. There are a wide range of patterns.

If you’ve already looked at the photo in this post, you’ll probably wondering where I’m headed with my thoughts. One night I was planning on where I would be going to take some photos. I decided to play around with my macro lens and pulled out a baseball that was on the shelf. I turned on the desk lamp and took a few quick shots. This led me to quickly realize that I liked the effect of my lamp on the baseball. It created a nostalgic looking image of the baseball. I was able to find a composition that I preferred and end up with a photograph that I really enjoy.

It really is just a baseball lit with a desk lamp.

It really is just a baseball lit with a desk lamp.

My only other “real” adventure into macro is shooting flowers.

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Curt Schilling had a bloody sock…

5 02 2009

…but this post has nothing to do with it.

Living in the DC/Baltimore area provides the opportunity to see many good teams come to town and enjoy some nice stadiums. As a lifelong Yankees fan, it pains me that one of my favorite baseball photographs is one that I created from the rival Red Sox.

I was at Camden Yards in early 2007 and had the opportunity to click some zoomed shots of Curt Schilling. On a few pitches, I held the shutter release and allowed the camera to take multiple images. In my only real venture into digital editing, I was able to create this shot. Collecting baseball cards when I was younger inspired me to try this shot; thanks Upper Deck!

A compiled image of Curt Schilling pitching at Camden Yards

A compiled image of Curt Schilling pitching at Camden Yards