Totally Safe.

…except he was called out 😦

At least I had this photo to show him afterwards.

On another note, this is the first image taken with the newly acquired Nikon 70-200mm f/4G.


Totally Safe

↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S (@ 145mm).

9 thoughts on “Totally Safe.

  1. mewanchuk says:

    Was this used as photographic evidence to dispute the call??

    (I am guessing they don’t have a “video review” policy…)


    • I actually checked the camera’s LCD immediately and confirmed that the call was wrong. The umpire was good-natured and willing to admit he may have been mistaken… nobody on our team argued it (since it was such a difficult call).

  2. greg g49 says:

    Not to pick on the ump, but I’m not sure that’s his worst mistake. There are a couple of situations that could have made it tough (like a bunt), but I’d like to see him hustle out there and remove that bat since, with a play at the plate, it’s in quite a dangerous spot. As a bonus, he’d then have been in a better position to see the play at the plate from the left hand batter’s box. Tough job umping, everybody’s a critic. 😉

    You really are getting these decisive moments wonderfully.

  3. nick says:

    These photos of your son’s team are just as interesting as shots from a major league game. May he make it to the bigs one day.

  4. keebslac1234 says:

    Great image! I’m a sports photographer and editor and reporter and proofreader and critic of our local weekly newspaper. Some of most fun moments is a sharp image of a blown call. I never show that an official, although I have been known to validate the boos from the affected portion of those watching. Usually quiets them down to know they got it right (or wrong). Still photography is just plain fun, sometimes. Keep up the good work!

    • That’s so nice of you, thank you.

      I did let our coach and “fans” (parents) know, and they were all very civil/generous with their reactions. It’s all for fun, and most of the participants have a healthy perspective on things.

      Thanks again!


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