at the old ballgame . . .

 

I spent the day last week living a bit of a dream — taking photographs of a major league baseball game on the field at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City in the photographer’s pen.  From that vantage point, the game is like a free form ballet.  High ISO, a borrowed 200-400mm lens with a 1.4x teleconverter to boot, speeds of no less than 1/500, and the national pastime =  heaven.  Thanks to Bob Rice of the Royals for making this happen for me.  Thanks also to Vicki Smith (the lens), Dan Crabtree (he knew Bob), and David Eulitt of the Star for advice as to how to shoot the shots.  BTW, when Bob brought me to the pen, he said I could leave anytime I wanted; I stayed from 4 pm to 10:45 when the game ended.  Leave?  Are you kidding?  1100 images later, here is some of what I saw and captured.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Mark