Doubleheader

DoubleheaderEdmond Santa Fe’s Easton Mitchell pitches in the second game of their doubleheader against Edmond Memorial on Thursday night.

Thursday Part II

Because I had so many images to edit, I didn’t have time to make to the first of the two baseball games. That was bad news. My camera has awful noise and my lens doesn’t let in much light. For photo folks, it’s widest aperture is 3.5 and if I have to bring my ISO above 800, I might as well go home. What that translates into is a slow shutter speed. So, if anything is moving more quickly than your average 90-year-old, my shots are blurry. Athletes tend to run and baseball players are no exception. And they’re going to be super noisy regardless.

-Funny that I should complain about the shortcomings of my gear only days after saying how that is no excuse. I’m a hypocrite.

The second game didn’t start until late and even in the summer, the light is not-so-great at 8:30 p.m.

After getting a bunch of bad images, I decided to leave knowing that I had at least a couple that were runnable. Runnable means they aren’t great, but they’ll do. I was disappointed to say the least.

I get to my car hoping that it has cooled off enough to check the radiator. The car had been getting to dangerously high heat levels all day and I didn’t understand why. I thought maybe the radiator had a leak, but who knows. I know cars like I know women – not well.

Here’s another story about my luck with motor vehicles from earlier this summer.

I open the hood and find a tube completely split in half. Wonderful. At this point, I am beyond frustrated. I have no choice but to drive to the newsroom and hope the car doesn’t blowup.

I’m almost to the paper, when I see an AutoZone catercorner to the paper. I literally have never noticed its existence until now. Magnificent.

The guys at AutoZone were awesome. They fixed my tube and helped me with the radiator. My car didn’t blowup.

After a 12-hour workday, I returned home and hit the floor.

Life is good.

5 Responses to Doubleheader

  1. stevenwhopkins says:

    The hard work is paying off. Good Job Zach.

  2. Patrick says:

    good color/comp.

    love it.

  3. All’s well that ends well!

  4. zachgray says:

    Thanks for all of the comments!

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DoubleheaderEdmond Santa Fe’s Easton Mitchell pitches in the second game of their doubleheader against Edmond Memorial on Thursday night.

Thursday Part II

Because I had so many images to edit, I didn’t have time to make to the first of the two baseball games. That was bad news. My camera has awful noise and my lens doesn’t let in much light. For photo folks, it’s widest aperture is 3.5 and if I have to bring my ISO above 800, I might as well go home. What that translates into is a slow shutter speed. So, if anything is moving more quickly than your average 90-year-old, my shots are blurry. Athletes tend to run and baseball players are no exception. And they’re going to be super noisy regardless.

-Funny that I should complain about the shortcomings of my gear only days after saying how that is no excuse. I’m a hypocrite.

The second game didn’t start until late and even in the summer, the light is not-so-great at 8:30 p.m.

After getting a bunch of bad images, I decided to leave knowing that I had at least a couple that were runnable. Runnable means they aren’t great, but they’ll do. I was disappointed to say the least.

I get to my car hoping that it has cooled off enough to check the radiator. The car had been getting to dangerously high heat levels all day and I didn’t understand why. I thought maybe the radiator had a leak, but who knows. I know cars like I know women – not well.

Here’s another story about my luck with motor vehicles from earlier this summer.

I open the hood and find a tube completely split in half. Wonderful. At this point, I am beyond frustrated. I have no choice but to drive to the newsroom and hope the car doesn’t blowup.

I’m almost to the paper, when I see an AutoZone catercorner to the paper. I literally have never noticed its existence until now. Magnificent.

The guys at AutoZone were awesome. They fixed my tube and helped me with the radiator. My car didn’t blowup.

After a 12-hour workday, I returned home and hit the floor.

Life is good.

5 Responses to Doubleheader

  1. stevenwhopkins says:

    The hard work is paying off. Good Job Zach.

  2. Patrick says:

    good color/comp.

    love it.

  3. All’s well that ends well!

  4. zachgray says:

    Thanks for all of the comments!

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Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *