The football score at Fenway

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by natethomas, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. I attended the Red Sox/Rangers game at Fenway two nights ago. It was quite a slugfest, as the Red Sox scored 10 runs in the first inning, only to see the Rangers come back and lead in the late innings. The 'Sox got four in the eighth to win the game 19-17 (two touchdowns, a field goal and a safety to two touchdowns and a field goal).

    We were in a bit of a rush and I ended up leaving my monopod in the car at the subway station, so no monopod. As a result, all of my shots are a bit soft.

    Shot with the 120-300 at 2.8, all close to or at 300mm. ISO 800 for the first four and 1000 for the last. I think the D300 would definitely help me with the noise issue.

    Ortiz rounding second base after the second of his two first inning home runs (he had 6 RBI in the first inning!):
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    JD Drew:
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    The Rangers' pitcher reacting on his way to the dugout after allowing 10 runs in the first inning:
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    Charlie Zink, the Red Sox pitcher, was making his major league debut and couldn't get a win after being staked to a 10-0 lead. I'd wager he may be heading back to AAA:
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    Papelbon leaving the bullpen. Cropped quite a bit from our seats down the right field line:
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  2. pretty neat Nate, that was a slugfest, as was last night. Too bad the Rangers are leaving town :biggrin:

    Good to know you could bring your 120-300 in...
     
  3. It was a great series, nice pics.
     
  4. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Good shooting Nate.
     
  5. Thanks!

    I just wish I hadn't left the monopod in my car. The 120-300 isn't exactly the best lens to hand-hold.
     
  6. aos111

    aos111

    305
    Mar 9, 2008
    little rock ar
    They allow monopods in Fenway? Thought it was a nice set.

    Andy