This is the best baseball picture I took in 2009; it’s not my favorite, but technically, I think it is the best. It was the magic hour of photography, when the light is soft, and in the pitcher’s face. The subject is in sharp focus, and the background blurred, so your eye is not distracted from the main point of interest. The picture is bright, but there is still detail in the white of his shirt, and the expression on his face is priceless. The player was really good, and visually reminded me of one of the kids in the movie, “Sandlot”.
Other thumbnails from my collection of “Best of Baseball, 2009” are shown below:
Thought for the day: Baseball is 90% mental — the other half is physical. Yogi Berra