10.24.2007

Be Passionate.

The Game Face
October 2007

My iTunes: Real World by Matchbox 20

Yeah, I know....I am a loser.

I have been trying to strike a balance with my blog and I definitely haven't found it yet. Any advice? I am open! I have photos coming out everyhwere and haven't begun to share as many as I would like with you. My Mac is overflowing!

Anyhow....onto the pic. This is my nephew. He is a sweetheart. You can ask this kid anything about any animal in the world and he can tell you all about it. I love that....I love how God makes us all so different. The easy answer to where I have been lately is that I have been soaking up being so close to family and friends. My sister-in-law asked me to tag along to one of his games and take some shots for them of him playing with his team. I got some great ones...

Here is the first installment for you all.

Ready for the first pitch
October 2007

24 comments:

Beverly said...

That is, without a doubt, the most precious photo I've seen in a long time. I love baseball. I love going and seeing grown men being little boys with their gloves in the outfield just waiting for a ball to come their way.

ASH's Eye said...

The emotion captured in the first one is genuine, he is so in the moment. Even though he is fierce, the photo makes me smile :)

The second says so much for a photo that does not contain a face.

Both are a great use of b&w/sepia :)

Mark said...

Very nice, indeed. The first one is the perfect definition of "Fired Up."

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Great images that will be charished for sure.

kenju said...

He's a real cutie - but then everyone in your family is and I suspect it rides over into John's as well. Are you going to post any of the photos I sent you - or can I?

Moi said...

look at the passion dripping from that face and clench of fists and he's all of ...like 6 yrs or something??? awesome capture......you never disappoint, Anna :)

photowannabe said...

So happy to see a new post from you, and what a post it is. Fantastic capture of passion and what little boys are made of. Love the second on too. It says everything about baseball in such a simple shot.

CG said...

Wonderful pictures..I'm a big baseball (and softball) fan myself and wish it was played here in the UK.

Moksha Gren said...

Awesome shots...both. I forsee those framed in your nephew's future home. Wonderful catches.

Cris said...

So beauty runs in the family huh. Great shots Anna, love both of them.

Kerri said...

How nice for you to be so close to family! These are great shots.... I'm sure they will be treasured.

Mike said...

Another great set of pictures! Good to see you posting again.

Mike

bluemountainmama said...

great shots, anna! i've been missing your lovely photos!

but keep soaking in all that family time... i know for me, the blogging bug ebbs and flows....but we'll all still be around.

JAM said...

Fantastic shots, Anna. The top one shows the little guy's competitive side.

They are wonderful.

I have no answers for you, but then, I haven't been moving from another country, and trying to get settled into a new life.

I've been keeping up with my photos lately because I've had insomnia several night per week. I'd rather have lots of sleep and be struggling for photos instead.

John Roberts said...

Top photo: great timing, great expression, great B&W conversion. I don't know how he did in the game, but his Mom hit a home run with this photo.

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Rainbow dreams said...

I keep popping back - that photo is fantastic... love the emotion...Katie

Brian Bastinelli said...

These images are fantastic. I can't wait for my daughter to get older so I can shoot imaes of her playing sports!

Great shots.

Faye Pekas said...

I love both of these shots. His expression is great. I'll bet he loves that photo :)

Changes in the Wind said...

What a great picture with an appropriate title!

Carmi said...

Photography is often about timing, about tripping the shutter at precisely the moment when the story can best be told. You nailed it here. That look summarizes the moment perfectly.

Balance? I think you have it. I'm facing a similar challenge: daily shooting, overflowing hard drive, tough choices about what to share and what to file. But you keep coming up with the winners, so whatever you're doing, just keep doing it.

That you've posted these at the same time as I get deeper into my monochrome phase only makes me look forward to the next entry that much more.

Ms. Math said...

You have a gift for capturing a person and their emotions. Wonderful photos.

Awareness said...

Hi Anna.

I have been finding it difficult to juggle things too, and consequently have not been visiting blogs and leaving comments as much as I would like.

I love this photo.......and the passion in his little face. I have a bunch of shots I took of my son playing this past summer too......I should post one of them soon as well.

take care..........glad you're surrounded by your family again. Not a day goes by that I don't miss mine. They all live far away from me.

Catherine said...

Awww...GREAT shot's...your nephew is adorable...and you have the perfect caption's..that is passion, and A Game face..GREAT capture's!! I love that you did them in b/w and sepia tones..so you can focus all on the emotion's ..I also love how you shot the second one...but that first one sais it all!!
Excellent shot's!!
Cat