A Summer Kaleidescope
Many of summer's good times at my house have revolved around my kids playing sports. This year, I have especially enjoyed watching the 13 year old boys steal bases. When they started stealing a year or two ago, I can't quite remember when it was, they were unsure of themselves, only running when the base coach told them to. Now they are very comfortable with it and seem to enjoy taunting the pitcher, laughing and teasing, hopping back and forth between bases, just waiting for their chance to run. By the time they get a little older, the fun of it seems to wear off and it becomes a lot more predictable.
One thing I have noticed about photographing sports is that when you are a spectator, you generally do not see the looks on the players' faces because most people are watching the ball. Since a photographer is able to freeze both in time...the ball and the players' faces, it is fun to look at them later and see the facial expressions you probably missed in the field.
Here's hoping your summer has plenty of fun sprinkled in it!
I am a photographer who lives in Minnesota. I blog about Minnesota, photography, music, food and miscellaneous topics.