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New Photo Friday :: Friendly Sports

This week I shot a Lake Erie Crushers semi-pro baseball game for the Morning Journal, and my picture for today’s New Photo Friday encapsulates why I enjoy spring/summer sports so much–aside from the sunshine and warm temperatures, of course. I’ve noticed that in spring sports, especially baseball and softball, everyone is so much more friendly. I started to get a bad taste in my mouth for winter sports because of the awful behavior of fans and players. There was so much nastiness toward opponents. But in spring sports, I saw much more camaraderie between players from opposing teams. They could compete against each other and still be civil, oftentimes even friends. I saw coaches congratulate players from opposing teams when they played well; I saw players support their opponents; I saw parents acknowledge when youngsters competing against their kids did well. That’s not to say I didn’t see anyone acting foolish and immature, just far less frequently. 

In this photo, the short stop got the baserunner out trying to steal, but they had a friendly little back and forth before they left the field. Each player was all smiles and it made me smile, so I love this picture that captured a bit of it. I took this with my Canon 5D Mark II and my Canon 300mm/2.8f lens (oh my God I love this lens for baseball and can’t wait to use it for football season!).

friendly sports

 

What have you been shooting this week?

Jennifer Forbus: football camp

New Photo Friday :: Football Camp

My new photo to share this week is from a football camp I shot for The Morning Journal this week. This camp was co-sponsored by the Cleveland Browns and the Lorain Titans for kids in 3rd-8th grades. I love having photography opportunities like this. It’s so much fun to see the enthusiasm of the kids. The high school players who were running drills worked incredibly with the younger kids. So the opportunity to shoot here is a bonanza–great emotion, action and fun. I was especially excited with this assignment because my pictures wound up on the front page of the paper on Wednesday. Here’s a picture I took with my Canon 5D Mark II, using my Tamron 70-200mm lens. The kids were working on diving into the end zone. 

Jennifer Forbus: football camp

 

So what have you been shooting this week?

New Photo Friday: Rufus

New Photo Friday :: Rufus

As promised, I’m returning to my New Photo Friday posts. Today I’m sharing more than one. These are a few I took of Rufus when we were out on our hike yesterday–as you can see, he was playing in the river before I took them. Because of his color, Rufus often blends in during the fall or in areas with a lot of trees, so I tried to get spots with good vegetation to contrast with his color. I used my Canon Rebel 6ti with my 24-70mm f/2.8 USM lens.

As soon as I have a little block of time, I’m going to create a new gallery that will be called “On the Road with Rufus.”  It’ll be all our travels, whether close by or overnight trips out of town. He did a lot of traveling before he even came to live with me; he’s a pro. I’m fortunate to be able to take him with me so often. 

Enough yammering, here’s Rufus:

New Photo Friday: Rufus

New Photo Friday: Rufus

New Photo Friday - Rufus

New Photo Friday – Week 14

jennifer forbus - new photo friday

Happy Friday and beginning of December everyone. How in the world is this year almost over already? Yikes! This week I’m cheating on my new photo and using one from a week ago. It isn’t because I wasn’t taking pictures this week; in fact, just the opposite. But I can’t share those with the world, yet. I will when I can.

So the picture I’m going to share with you is my greatest passion–photographing animals. My dog Rufus and I took advantage of a bizarre 70 degree day in November and played a little hooky in the park. This picture is from our romp through the woods.

I took this one with my Tamron 17-50mm lens with an aperture of 2.8, a shutter speed of 1/320 and an ISO of 100. I like the texture in Ru’s fur. He tends to blend in with the fall browns and reds, but his pose was fun and every chance I get to practice with animals, I’m thrilled.

New Photo Friday - Rufus

This weekend we’re headed to a dog walk sponsored by the local metro parks. It’s in the evening, but if I can get some good pictures of that there may be more dogs next week for New Photo Friday as well.

In the mean time, if you’re a photography enthusiast, you may want to check out this free ebook. I’m not sure how much longer it’s going to be free, so I’d go quickly. But working effectively with reflectors is one of my goals for the near future, so I want to check this one out.

New Photo Friday - Carmel

New Photo Friday – Week 8

jennifer forbus - new photo friday

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you had a great week. We had a lovely week here in Northeast Ohio. I’m trying to soak it all up because I know it’s not going to stay for much longer. *sigh* I’ve had an especially busy photography week, doing more work on my class project and taking some pictures of a Halloween house. I had hoped to post a Woollybear Festival picture this week, but I didn’t end up staying long at the festival because it was SO crazy crowded. At least a half a dozen people told me Rufus looked like a woollybear. Too funny.

Anyway, this weekend is going to bring some photography excitement for me as I’m going to be a second shooter at a small wedding. Cross your fingers for me, and pray I don’t mess up. I’m a wee bit nervous.

Jen

Since I just posted about my project last week and I put the Halloween house on Facebook, I’ll share a picture I took this week of my spider. She comes out every night on my porch and spins her web. I’m trying to capture her for a creepy-crawlies competition with our Erie Shores Photography Club. This one isn’t going to cut it–it’s not very sharp–but I’m going to keep trying. I shot this one using my 50mm lens at ISO 6400, aperture f1.8, shutter speed 1/100s.

New Photo Friday - creepy crawlies

Maddee

This week Maddee has switched to her Canon Rebel, which she says is “the original model, actually, which shows how old it is!” She took this stunning image in Carmel, CA, just after the sun went down. She used her automatic setting and no filter. I love the clouds in this one!

New Photo Friday - Carmel

And that does it for another New Photo Friday. I hope you enjoyed our new photos for this week. Let us know if you have a new photo from this week that we can come and check out. In the mean time, I’m off to practice for tomorrow and try to keep from hyperventilating. Have a great weekend!