Friday, February 15, 2008

Yet Another Desktop Wallpaper -- Jay Buhner Edition

Playing around w/a photo I shot at FanFest. This time Jay Buhner was my victim...

Darker/Borderless Version:

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Free Adam Jones!

(Okay, not even Adam would've had that one -- the "Doing it Wrong..." part could just as easily apply to the pitcher, Horacio Ramirez, who happened to surrender that home run)

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Griffey, From the Archives

With Griffey's first return to Seattle since the trade in 1999, I wanted to find a picture that I took very early in Griffey's Seattle career. I couldn't find the specific picture I was looking for, but I did find this picture that I believe would've been taken in either 1991 or 1992. I was crazy back then and into weird things, too. This shot is an in-camera double exposure, with Griffey up to the plate, and Griffey making a catch in the outfield:

I believe a few of the newer dSLRs will make double exposures, but my camera doesn't have this feature. It was sorta fun doing this in film, since you really didn't know how it would turn out, unless you were a seasoned pro. I was just a learning hack back then, so yeah. While I did bring out the exposure a little bit in Photoshop, I didn't merge the photos -- this is how I made the shot waaaay back then...

Monday, April 30, 2007

Panoramic Composite, Safeco Field Opening Day

Thanks to my mateys over at LookoutLanding, I made my decision as to how to frame the 3-foot wide composite print I made of Safeco Field on Opening Day. I decided on a cross between Teal, green, and blue -- at my frame shop, it's called "Bluegrass":

Safeco Field, Opening Day Panorama Composite

I can't wait until 'Frame Day' -- this print is huge and the frame will be, too. Now, I just have to find some wall space for it.Next up -- the First Pitch...

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Safeco Field Opening Day 2007 Photos

With the M's already having equaled their win total vs. the A's from last year, I'm pretty speechless, so, well, on with the Opening Day 2007 pictures (click to enlarge 'em).

Yep, it's Opening Day

Ichiro takes his Gold Glove into the clubhouse, while Chuck Armstrong and Howard Lincoln converse about how it may be the last time they get to give Ichiro a Gold Glove.

Typical Jay Buhner -- gooses Raul Ibanez and Willie Bloomquist after throwing out the Ceremonial First Pitch

The real First Pitch, and it was a strike, setting the tone for the game. (First draft of this composite -- I'll have a better version soon).

Dan Haren pretty much matches Felix out-for-out up until Crosby's error in the 6th.

Speaking of Crosby, here he is as one of Felix's 12 strikeout victims...

Chavez swings. But does he connect???

12 Ks and 12 groundouts for Felix. Who says that donuts and cookies are the only good things that come in dozens???

The final line for Felix. I could've sworn that I read that he threw 111 pitches. Oh well, the scoreboards weren't exactly working on Monday.

It's time for the Putz.

Putz gets Piazza out. Have you ever seen so many ZZzzzzs on a baseball field?

The final score. I guess the asterisk denotes the day's heros. Crosby for his two errors, one allowing the 4 M's runs to score; and Sexson for his Funk Blast.

The full album is here. Prints are available and are MUCH better quality than the low-res copies I've uploaded for web viewing. Contact me through my photography web site if you're interested.

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Friday, February 02, 2007

FanFest 2007 Photo Commentary

I put the story on MarinersMorsels, but I wanted to add a few more pictures here. Captions are sooo fun!

"This is Dave Niehaus, and he needs the Frick award NOW!"

"Only 5 more minutes of these silly questions..."

"Yeah, that guy there thinks you're SOOO smarter than Jim Bowden!"

"Omar Vizquel was really only this tall..."

"Él dijo: La esposa de Omar Vizquel es realmente magnífico"

"I hope no one asks me about my elbow."

The full album is here.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Million Dollar Boot

Man, I just can't get over how Money Josh Brown has been. Not only did he tie the NFL record with his 4th game-winning field goal tonight, but the ball-jarring hit he laid on the poor Bronco kick returner showed how incredibly tough he is. Here's a shot I took at Monday Night Football. It's not the greatest, sure, but it's still a good one of the ball being destroyed by Josh.

Go Hawks!