I love the placement of the elements here… including the stray helmet to the right.

On another note, I’m really digging the Nikon 300mm f/4 E PF ED VR (a lens whose name is longer than its focal length!).

It’s slightly larger than my Sigma 50/1.4 ART, but weighs less (755 g for the Nikon, 815 g for the Sigma), making it relatively easy to carry around.

Surprisingly, the 300mm focal length has proven to be very versatile.



↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR.

6 thoughts on “Safe!

  1. karen says:

    A classic. Let’s not forget the composition value of the Blue Jays player seated in the background and the various points of view of the players and ump in the midst of the play/call.

    These are not easy shots. I repeat. These are not easy shots.

    I have a small but dear collection of baseball related photographs which grace my walls . This one ranks highly for the reasons you mention and for others not yet mentioned. If I weren’t an A’s fan, I might beg to purchase a print of this image. 🙂 Who knows? Maybe I will still beg to buy a print.

    Or, I could just wait to buy the book.

    • Now this gets intriguing… you have a “dear collection of baseball related photographs”. Hmmm… Your own? Other photographers’?

      By the way, I will cheer for the A’s as well… because my son’s team goes by the same moniker and also: for half of the year I’d rather be in California vs. Toronto!

  2. karen says:

    Some taken by me from little league days and also from annual spring training trips with one of my sons. He and I have been making annual spring training trips since he was ten years old. He is now in his early twenties :). Most recent baseball escapade was a regular season trip to Wrigley Field one week ago. What started as a one off special trip became an annual event and with additional side trips of indescribable importance and joy. Who knew?

    Better…much better…. prints by others. Helen Levitt. William Klein. Arthur Leipzig. Press photographers images of Jackie Robinson stealing home (a not too veiled metaphor for civil rights as well as baseball achievement), Willie Mays and his amazing catches,Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, and Roberto Clemente.

    Baseball has turned out to be a very sweet gathering and regathering time/place/metaphor and this is well represented by what graces the walls.

    • I’m glad I asked the question! That’s a great and rich melding of personal and historical events Karen – thank you for sharing that.

      Interestingly, I’ve known of a few people who initiated a trip with their kids to another city’s ballpark as a one-time event, but then their kids made it a cumpolsary family ritual!

  3. karen says:

    It’s all about getting home safely….. 🙂

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