We Want A Pitcher….

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.

Brady On The Mound

Brady On The Mound

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.

About Brett Cox

Photographic Artist exploring this wonderful world through my lens.
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2 Responses to We Want A Pitcher….

  1. Great shot! Thanks for allowing a glimpse into the mind of a photographer when planning a photo shoot. Great job!

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