I love being a wedding photographer, but doing an event like that is intense. After an 18 hour day on Sunday (including prep and travel), I spent over 30 hours on Monday thorugh Wednesday editing pictures for the newlyweds' web gallery. I needed a break on Thursday, so I went to the San Jose Giants' day game against the Lake Elsinore Storm. My first priority was to deliver some prints to the security staff of a shot I took about a month ago. View attachment 13222 They loved the pic, and rewarded me with hugs, which made my day . Then I was free to have some fine barbeque, a beer, and to relax with my 80-200 lens. View attachment 13223 I can't imagine how pitchers contort their bodies like this. If I ever tried it, I'd be in the hospital. View attachment 13224 View attachment 13225 Baseball's a laid back game 95% of the time, but you always have to be ready for action! View attachment 13226 View attachment 13227 Minor league teams put on all sorts of events between innings. Here, a young lady put out a hoop and a flag... View attachment 13228 ... and a fan gets to stand on top of the home team dugout and try to chip a golfball into the hoop for a "big" prize. View attachment 13229 The SJ Giiants won 10-3, and here's a few of those runs crossing the plate. View attachment 13230 OK, now I'm relaxed and can get back to photo-finishing the rest of those wedding pictures.