Wednesday, April 13, 2011
On this shot I heard the ball impact the bat and saw as the ball heading straight toward me. Putting all thoughts of looking cool aside I flinched and ducked as best I could as seconds later the ball hit the metal bleachers behind me with a clang. The scary thing was shooting with the 300 mm lens my field of vision is pretty narrow so I lost track of the baseball quickly. My last sight of the ball was it heading toward my lens with some speed behind it. It was probably a good distance above me but I am still a little gun shy standing on the field. I probably have a better chance of getting hit by the ball during the between inning warm-ups than I do during the game action.