Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sports Photos I Will Scrap

Soon, when I get some time to scrap, a few things I can work on . . . . .


Finally:  A Banner of Their Own
     Henry has been playing baseball with these boys since they were four and five years old.  They have had some success in travel ball, and they took a terrific trip to play in Cooperstown, New York.  But one goal has always eluded them.  Their all-star team had never won the District. . . . until this year.  The bottom photo is the traditional "Banner Shot."   I prefer the first shot.  Zak, always the character, has wrapped himself in the banner, during the post-game meeting.  Coach Rich is talking to them about dreaming big.  "Mission:  San Juan" was their rallying cry during All-Star Season because the Western Regional was being held in San Juan Capistrano.  They boys didn't make it that far, but Coach Rich convinced them that they were capable of it, and they came very close.  It was a successful summer in many ways.





A Passion Shared
Henry and I both have a passion for the game of baseball.  We followed the Giants all summer on television and decided, on the spur of the moment, to actually go to the ballpark one night.  We landed great seats, and I was able to get some excellent photographs, including this one of Tim Lincecum.  I have sold this photo (along with a two others) in triptychs and also given them as a donation prize in silent auctions.  It is likely my favorite shot of a professional athlete.

8 comments:

Amy said...

That really is an outstanding action shot. I love it when I'm able to share common interests with family members - my sister and I went to an international netball game together this year, it was her first time and we had a great night out.

humel said...

Great pics, especially that last, wow :-)

PS Just gave you an award, hope you like it x

Sian said...

Cool photos! I'm all ready for Saturday and I'm looking forward to it immensely!

Photographing Mom said...

Grats to the guys!!!

Baseball loving family here, too. :o)

scrappyjacky said...

As a Brit....baseball is something I have no understanding of....though to be honest I have little understanding of sport in general!! But I think it's great for families to have shared passions....and I love your photos....can't wait for the scrapbook pages.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Congrats to the team! Love the first shot!

Kathy M said...

Great story and photos. How cool that you've sold your photos! How did you do that?

nancy.young said...

and now he's a two-time Cy Young winner!