Let me preface this by saying that I hate blogger and I don't understand why I can't get the layout functions to work like they should...
It seems like forever since I was sitting in a photo well, ducking line drives, chewing on sunflower seeds and fighting the Texas sun on a baseball field. .... .... .... Well ... ... ... The time has come!
I got my start in sports photography shooting baseball in Neosho, Missouri. I found myself in the dugout covering the baseball team for the college newspaper (which I happened to be photo editor of -small plug-).
Texas UIL State Tournament in Round Rock
I was still shooting film with a Nikon F4, a 70-300mm zoom lens and Tri-X 3200 that I developed in the college darkroom (which I also had a key to). I had a 500mm mirror lens that I used from time to time, but it was total junk...
Anyhow, I found myself fortunate enough to cover a number of local high school teams here in Austin, the University of Texas Longhorns baseball and softball teams, the Round Rock Express, the USA Olympic softball team and even some T-Ball on some weekends. The University of Texas baseball and softball teams start their season in a couple weeks and this weekend, respectively.
Southwestern University in Georgetown
So I'm off to shoot the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational Softball Tournament here in Austin this weekend. Should be a fun time out in the nice 70 degree weather! Plus the softball complex has some nice photo positions, granted there aren't 5 TV crews clamming for space.
Texas UIL State Tournament
In order to kick off the '09 base/softball season, I took a quick look through some of my '08 assignments and thought I would post some here!
USA Olympic Softball - photos by Austin photographer Patrick Meredith