My season as a baseball spectator pretty much ended last night with the Pittsburgh Pirate’s loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. I have always loved Baseball even though at age 8 I was thoroughly humiliated in Little league when I took the field at 3rd base standing on the wrong side! I got better though and played Outfield and 1st base and occasional a relief catcher. My big moment came in hitting a three run home run over a fence just like this one.
To be a good photographer you must give yourself permission to observe the world around you. In my world this includes people which means you have to give yourself permission to be a little bit of a voyeur. Some can’t do that and limit their work to flowers or vistas and there is nothing wrong with that. Being a photographer is about setting limits. One friend looked at my work for “Just a Kiss” and said that I was shameless and really had big cohones. This made me glow, what a compliment for a street photographer. I like to photograph the little moments of life, a hug, a kiss, a passing moment. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery.
You know when Spring arrives because everybody is ready for baseball. I can’t wait to see a couple of more games this year. Last year we saw the Yankees and White Sox at home. This year hopefully, the Mets and Pirates at their homes. I took this one at Yankee Stadium last year. Mark Texeria looses his bat and it is caught by Spike Lee in the stands. Only in New York could this happen. You can buy a print of this one and see other pictures by clicking here.