Thursday, April 26, 2012

Salinas High Softball

Concentrating on third base with my 300mm lens during the Salinas High vs. San Benito High softball game on April 24, 2012, captured Salinas High's Marah House as she plays a ground ball in the third inning.  (Vern Fisher/Monterey County Herald)

Monday, April 23, 2012

New Angle

I love shooting high school sports. The variety is nice and as a newspaper photographer the access we get is great. We are able to shoot from almost anywhere we want, while photographers in professional sports are often limited to specific areas.

Even with this freedom I find that some venues are a challenge. Some fields are too tight, some have restrictive fencing and some have busy backgrounds. Sometimes there are only a few positions to shoot from.

For this this angle on Monterey's Daryn Arakawa I was able to climb a set of bleachers at Jacks Park and shoot down as he served against Salinas' Sebastian Pagano during tennis on March 29, 2012.