It was another great weekend for shooting–lots of Aggie baseball and the final spring scrimmage for the football team.
I caught two of the baseball games this weekend, and while looking a little flat in their loss to Hawai’i on Friday evening, the NMSU baseball team caught fire late in the first game of the double header on Saturday afternoon.
I got to shoot the first part of the football game with Shari of the Sun-News and Nikki, stringing for the Bulletin–two great people and talented photographers.
The shot of Kyle Nelson, above, was taken on my Canon 30D through a 300mm f/2.8. I’m a little surprised at how many keepers I still get with this camera in spite of the abuse I’ve put it through over the years. I had some trouble deciding on how I would crop the image; keep the original landscape format like above, or crop as closely to the player as I could. I decided since #56, Sam King, initially knocked Kyle Nelson off-balance, the image would tell a better story with him in it. I think the rule-of-thirds, and all the other subjects eyes on the play helps the viewer focus on the action.
I was also supposed to have shot some of the Sundancer tryouts, but I was late, and they were done early. I was early enough to get an impromptu group portrait. Congratulations!