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I was so excited to learn that my nephew’s traveling baseball team was coming to city ( more like a 4 way stop… but I digress) near me!!! He plays for a select baseball team that has God at the center of their efforts and hearts, which is such a refreshing thing to see in these amazing young boys. Check out their sponsor and coaches’ organization which is inspiring and uplifting: Baseball His Way. My apologies in advance for the number of pics of my fabulous nephew :) I just could not narrow them down AND I NEVER shoot sports photography so I was having fun playing with my rented 70-200L IS (note: RENTED!!!! I wish I could owned this bad boy but more on that later…) so on to the show….
AND WE CAN NOT HAVE A POST WITH OUT ELLA!!!!
Now for those who would like my thoughts on the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II:
1) Dislike: It was way slower than I am use to, however I am usually closer the my subject so my 5D MkII finds focus fast. This lens “searched” a little too long for me to get the actions shots I expected, and 200 is probably the minimum focal length needed for this type of shooting. The focal length is not the lens fault, but having never shot b-ball… I had no clue 200 would be so limiting on shots. But it was my first rodeo with this lens so I would give it another go-round before once again claiming prime is the only real way to shoot ;)
2) LOVE the natural vignetting this lens produces. Gorgeous.
Hoping to rent the 100-400 next time around when the Mission come this way again :)
It’s been too long since I posted pics of my favorite people… and they are growing up WAY too fast
And I must say I was SOOOO excited to show this one to Kim….And she was so excited she used it as her Christmas card pic :)
I was so excited when an old friend of mine asked me to do her daughter’s 1st birthday pics!! It was so fun to get to play with Karlee and watch her cover herself in cake ( despite the scorching heat) :)
Thanks for making to trip to DFW!! I had a blast catching up over lunch, and can’t wait to hang out again next time I’m in town!!
I headed out west this weekend for 30th birthday celebration / Thanksgiving 09 (Abilene Style) / The Nutcracker (staring Ms Ella as one of the little angels). And fun was had by all :) It was nice to spend some quality time with my cousin and sister on Friday ( till 3 A.M. LOL), then Saturday was BUSY. Cooking, eating, pictures, ballet, more eating… it was good times. Ella was in the Nutcracker this year, and she was too cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Paramount in downtown Abilene. It is like stepping back in time and is truly something you must experience if you are ever in Abilene. It was a great weekend, and now on with the pictures…
And just in time for our little session :) Since I did not have time to have a private session with my niece while visiting my hometown, we met up at the Ft Worth Gardens before a big day of shopping in the Metroplex. She is growing up so fast :(
I could just eat her up!!!! My fabulously sassy niece…