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High School Baseball in March

The month of March, in the Northeast, generally does not have the best baseball weather. My two shoots in March proved to be no exception. With the wind and cold evening temperatures, I was happy to be shooting and not feeling the sting of the bat. It appears, I have reached old age…

For these games (and for future games this season), I was using two bodies and two lenses. On the Canon 30d body, I had the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 and on the Canon 5d Mark II, I had the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8. In bright sunlight, this setup seemed to work ok, but once the cloud coverage increased and I lost some light, the 100-400 just wasn’t cutting it. Also, I quickly found that my two cameras have slower frames-per-second than I wanted for sports action. But, since buying a new lens and body doesn’t fit the budget right now, I’ll shoot with what I have.

I’m looking forward to shooting more High School games this season, as long as the rain holds off. I can’t believe how many games I had on my schedule got rained out. Bring on the sunshine!

More images can be found here and here.