July 2010

A homer, a moment and a clear photo

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Outfielder Ronald Bermudez (22) of the Greenville Drive smiles and gets high-fives all around after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of a game against the Savannah Sand Gnats on July 2, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com
Here’s another one of those photos that shows the simple joy of belting a home run and coming back to the dugout to the congratulations of your peers.
After the ball cleared the outfield wall I was able to jump into a good potition (probably ticking off the video cameraman) and shot a dozen images, hoping for this one shot with the face sharp and the hands going up all around him.
I’ve tried this tactic several times, and it rarely works. It all happens too quickly. The face is usually obscured.
So, I guess you could say this also exhibits the simple joy of getting everything clear and in focus. (I’m smiling, too.)