This is probably one of my favorite events to spectate let alone shoot. The last few years or should I say the first 3 years of me watching / shooting this event, I have been more of a spectator than a photographer. You could also say I got a bit lazy and just wanted to enjoy the weekend. This year I wanted to focus more on the photography and try to enjoy it as much, and I’m glad I went that direction. I think I enjoyed it more watching the race unfold through my finder rather than watching and capturing snap shots casually with whatever camera I happen to have available.
I recently was invited to attend an event at the Rogers Centre which included watching the Toronto Blue Jays (as you may have seen in my Snappy Friday teaser). It was a great day to be out and enjoy a ball game too, although the skies were much more impressive the day before. In the past few weeks, I have come to the conclusion that there is something wrong with Penny, so I borrowed my son’s camera (a Pentax ME Super) to see what sort of photos I would get on this day. Let’s just say, paired with my fisheye lens and a cheap 80-200 telephoto, I was left pretty impressed. Enjoy the pics I have posted, within.
This passed by my office tower not too long ago. Sorry for the terrible digital zoom and small resolution too…but hey, this was the best “snap” shot I was going to get from up on the 17th floor! 😛 XP XD
I, since the planting of basketball into my brain, have been a Miami Heat fan.
I stand by my mindset that if the Heat don’t make it farther into the playoffs, I will only root for the east team so long as they are not the Knicks, which is a surprise, because I was
- a) Named after Patrick Ewing (with some underlying reasons as to why my name is Patrick as well, but you know, I’m not my parents, so I don’t know the whole story, nor will I ever, because it changes every so often when my mom tells me)
- b) born and raised in Queens, NYC, New York.