Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Debut - Round Rock, TX

I was very lucky the other day when the Round Rock Leader sent an email asking if I was available to shoot the Express baseball game Tuesday night. I happen to be open so accepted the assignment. On the mound that night was Jordan Lyles, the 19 yr old pitching phenom and top prospect for the Houston Astros, making his Tripple-A debut. In the end it was less than a stellar night for Jordan, but based on his 9 strikeouts, I imagine it will only be a short stint in Round Rock. For my work I was rewarded with a half page spread in the paper. I have posted the three images they ran.. Of all the images I shot, my favorite is the third, as it captures the emotion and thoughts going through Justin head as he thinks about what has transpired. Like any top tier athlete, this emotion is short lived. He will shake it off and most likely pitch a gem during his next outing. Shooting tonight made me think about some of the other big dogs that I have been fortunate to photograph from the photo well at Dell Diamond and at the top of the list is Hunter Pence. I may not be on the sidelines of the big venues or the pro sidelines but I actually quite love just where I am




5 comments:

  1. I am most attracted to the middle photo...the time of day, the way you captured every single muscle that the young man is using to assault the guy at the mound waiting for the ball...his face, the intensity is palpable...again you have a way with capturing the light that is fascinating. You truly make it dance; almost as if you have control over it somehow...what a wonderful thing to witness. Thanks so much for sharing your beauty and your eye with us!

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  2. Thanks Austin and Scooter, It was a fun night of shooting!

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  3. You got some awesome images. It was wonderful that the Round Rock Leader asked you to shoot. Congrats.

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  4. Excellent job! Great gig to score! How do you get in on this action? Hehe, just kidding, but excellent shots I must say.

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