Dugout Time

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” ~ Marc Riboud

Last week, around the 4th inning.

A quick snap, but one I like.

It has the layering I love, but rarely find.

The ballplayers in the foreground.

Matt in the center of the frame, along with a teammate on the bench.

Two moms in the background.

Foreground, midground, background.

Some beautiful evening backlight, lucky for me.

Shot in color, converted to B&W to give it a bit of a timeless quality.

Stopping time, savoring life.

Photography helps me do that.

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Brother Brother

These two…tight as a wet knot.

Today, on National Brothers Day, in between home-schooling sessions (for them) and Zoom calls (for me) I had to get a quick portrait of Chase and Matt together.

And decide to have them holding another portrait I took of them, a good nine years ago.

Quick, using window light only, but I like it.

Then again, I might like the outtakes better.

This whole pandemic has made them closer. Maybe that’s why Chase pitches so well when Matt is his catcher.

Love these two guys.

My guys.

 

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JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 05.22.21

A little inside, um, baseball, here:

It’s 10:30 pm here in New Jersey.

I’m beat.

The back of my neck is sunburned after being on the field, for, watching, or photographing four baseball/softballs games this weekend.

I coached two games, watched one as a parental fan, and photographed (on commission) the fourth. That one is being backed up to two cloud sources right now.

All that said, I’m beat. It was a beautiful weekend here in New jersey, with temps in the high 80s. But I’m tired.

Nothing a good night’s sleep can’t fix! Here’s to it!

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This Week’s Links:

What I Read This Week: Still working on Barrier Island. It was a low-reading week.

What I Watched this Week: The Crimson Kimono, a crime drama (more drama than film noir) form Samuel Fuller.

Far Out Magazine: Hugh Holland and photographing the rise of skateboarding in Southern California.

DIY Photography:  Comedy Wildlife Photography

1854 Photography: The dark side of the City of Angels

RIP: Chi Modu, celebrated hip hop photographer, and Jersey guy.

“I would urge everyone to start looking at the world in a different way. Spend some time looking at everyday objects, at their design, their shape, their individual characteristics. Think ahead and imagine their significance.” ~ Martin Parr (May 23, 1952)

 

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World Bee Day

Since today is World Bee Day, I’m thinking back to a shoot I did about seven years ago now.

I had found out a colleague kept bees on the campus I was working out of. I found it interesting that the company allowed it, but when I looked into it, it was even more interesting.

Back in 2014, I blogged all about it.

Since, then, though, I’ve been on a number of our campuses that also have bee apiaries on them. Along with planting wildflowers, it’s been part of my company’s initiative to help restore the bee population.

When I was at our campus in Cork, Ireland, I saw that they have bee apiaries and a pollinator program going on there too.

In fact, all my photos are being used by my company today, to help  highlight these efforts.

 

It’s a beee-utiful thing, no?

 

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