Calm Before the Dbacks Storm

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” -Dorothea Lange

Unless you are living under a sizzling Arizonian rock, you should know that the Diamondbacks are in the MLB playoffs. What you should also know is that last night proved their determination to hold on to a hopeful spot in the 2011 World Series. As they tied the first round series 2 games to 2—against the Milwaukee Brewers in a 10-6 win on Wednesday—Chase Field was the epicenter of the all the excitement.

 Unfortunately, I could not be at last night’s game. But from the looks of the coverage shown on TV, it was obvious that the crowd anticipated a win. Fortunately, we can watch the Diamondbacks fight for game 5 in Milwaukee on Friday. Leaving Chase Field empty, with only the memories of a well-played game.

While walking to this week’s photo shoot location, the inspiration building up inside of me was something I had never experienced before. I felt as though I was fighting for light against the setting sun. Starting to get disappointed from the lack of natural light, I realized this posed a perfect learning opportunity for myself. It was then and there that I decided this week’s topic would be focused on shadowing, blur reduction and the use of natural sunlight. Every picture I took was captured without flash and had a serious focus on camera steadiness.

With the help of TGI Friday’s and their wonderful staff, I was granted access to the inside of Chase Field where an overwhelming sense of peace was felt. Once getting into the swing of things, I quickly acknowledged how the solitude of the ballpark added to the beauty found behind the lens.

Whether you’re a baseball fan or not, I think pure happiness is something we all strive to find. Last night, the Dbacks found it and they got to share that happiness with 38,830 others. Taking pictures is no longer a weekly assignment for me—it’s something I truly enjoy doing. And although Chase Field was empty tonight, I’ll get to share my happiness with all of the world to see.

God bless the Internet.

Check out my Photobucket link below.

Enjoy 🙂

Dbacks @ Dusk

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2 Responses

  1. I know I leave a comment every time you have a new blog post, but I am seriously in love with your photography skills! You make it seem so easy! It must run in your family genes 😉 ! I loved the photo with Chase Field in the background with the grass/plants in the foreground! It was absolutely beautiful!

    • Hey, it’s nice to know I can keep a weekly audience! I definitely think I’m still at an amateur’s level. But I guess when you enjoy what you’re doing, the technique comes in time 🙂

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