Saturday, July 24, 2010

Baseball with St. Jude

I went out a couple of weeks ago to cover a minor league baseball game between the Orange County Flyers and the Tucson Toros. When I arrived, to my surprise the field was chalked with pink lines and the Flyers' players were wearing pink jerseys! As it turns out, St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton was hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness day. The player's uniforms were later auctioned off with the proceeds going to the St. Jude Kathryn T. McCarty Breast Cancer Center. Below is a page from the St. Jude Medical Center newsletter where some of my photos were used. It was a very elaborate and well executed promotion and I'm glad I could be a part of it.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

4th of July - 2010

Had a small get together with family and friends. Had some good food, drinks and laughs, then it was time to break out the "Block Party" (a large box of fireworks).

Our neighbor Jeff putting himself in harms way...

Holding a firecracker while it blows up (kids don't try this at home)...

Western Super-Regionals

The western Super-Regional was hosted by UCLA. CSUF won the first game and was one out away from a trip to Omaha for the College World Series. That is until UCLA hit a late two run home run to take game 2. UCLA ended up winning game 3 convincingly.

Western Regionals

I covered the Big West Regional Baseball tournament in early June. Cal State Fullerton lost their first game, then won four straight from the losers bracket to win the Regional. Here's a few shots from the Regional.

Almost died twice here. A hard line drive hit the wall right in front of Bryan and I. The rule is to hug the wall because the ball spins off like a pool table. Bryan moved out and almost took one on the rib (note the ball between his body and monopod). The secondary danger for me was to have a 6'7" man fall on and crush me.
(photo: Matt Brown)

The Red One

Had a busy June, so I'm just trying to catch up with some stories and images. Had my first encounter with a Red One camera. All I can say is wow! The raw 4k+ footage was actually too big to work with. It had to be converted to Pro Res in order to be usable. I'll get another chance to play with it later this month with a matte box, follow focus and better monitor. The following shot shows me and the Red with an 85mm Zeiss prime. Killer DOF!
(photo: Mario Congreve)