Great day for sports in the Mason household!  Today the games over-lapped, so we had to divide and conquer!  Mark took Zach to baseball, and I took Morgan to soccer.  I think I got some pretty good pictures.  Not so many of Zach though – we got there just in time to see him hit a triple and make some great plays.  But not much camera action.  By the time we got our snacks and grabbed a seat, the game was almost over.

The Supergirls did not win, but my sweet little superstar has such a great attitude – always cheering out on the field no matter what.  I’m always so happy when I’m able to capture some of her wonderful expressions.  I was using my Canon 70-200L Series Lens – – this is my favorite lens for outdoor sports!  The pictures are always so clear and crisp, especially when there’s lots of natural light.  That always helps.  Having the lens attached to my Canon 5D – Mark III helps too.

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Always smiling!

 

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I love that I captured this moment when she was looking over at her coach for approval. She had just made a great save with a big kick!

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My sweet little #7! Celebrating her good kick! Still happy even though they lost the game…

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There’s my boy up at bat! Always tricky to get a good shot through a chain-link fence!

Zach’s baseball games are harder to get good shots at, because of the chain-link fence.  Shooting through that has proven more difficult than I thought, and since they don’t allow cameras/photographers out on the field, the chain-link fence and I are going to have to work something out this next season.  I might have to sneak up there late one night with some wire-cutters to make a nice big hole that my lens can fit through.  Wouldn’t that be great?  If you are also shooting through a chain-link fence, you might want to check out my article about shooting Zach’s tennis match through a chain-link fence.  It had a link to a helpful article for getting good pictures in spite of those pesky fences.

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There he goes crossing home plate. The only problem with the 70-200 lens when he’s coming to home plate is that I have to be off to the side – otherwise I am too close to home plate to get the shot.

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I love that this Canon 70-200 Lens is so sharp that you can see individual blades of grass!

Goodluck at all your events!  If you’re going to be outside, I highly recommend the 70-200 Lens.  Maybe you can go rent one before making the purchase.  But trust me when I say that once you shoot with this lens you will NEED one!  Have fun, and take lots of pictures!  Until next time…