Last week my wife came walking into the living room with my son Brady wearing his new baseball sleeper outfit and I don’t know why, but I immediately thought photo shoot. The next day I headed out to the thrift stores in search of used baseball gloves and wooden bats. I was hoping to find items with a more vintage look rather than something shiny and new. Unfortunately I wasn’t blessed in finding any lost treasures and decided to just head up to Wal-Mart to see what they had. My mind’s eye wasn’t envisioning a photo with anything I was finding and I ended up leaving with just a single baseball.
Now to find my location. My initial thought in locating a field to use was to head to the schools. The first one I located had the look I wanted. Unfortunately it also had a large padlock on the gate, a no trespassing sign, and threats of fines and jail time. The next two only offered practice fields. My search was then expanded to local parks. Although I never did find exactly what I wanted, I did come across one that I knew would work.
Just before sunset, my friend Hugo and I headed out with Brady. Hugo had intentions of working on a composite image and I wanted to try using my portable softbox outdoors. We probably should have left about fifteen minutes earlier, but we managed to capture a great sky right at sunset.
This was shot with the Sigma 24-70 with an SB-600 fired through a softbox camera right. If I could change anything about this shot it would be his expression. I of course prefer him with a smile on his face.