I just noticed that my last post was last November. That's five months ago! If I did this for a living, I couldn't even pay for time at an internet cafe.
But I don't. I have a job and a life that does not revolve around photography, so I am sometimes a bit tardy in my uploads. My Google rankings will suffer. Oh, my. What is one to do?
I have, however, finally uploaded some images. Some really cool images. I happened to hear on the local NPR station that old time baseball was coming to Rocky Mount in Piney Flats, Tennessee. Yes, that is a real name, as is Soddy Daisy, Tennessee and Frog Level, Virginia. And the nearby Goosepimple Junction, though they do not have a zip code.
First, a bit of history with me and baseball. I couldn't care less about it. I was made to play little league ball in elementary school, and I was so bad that I should have been cut from the team (they did that back then). But to this day I think the coach kept me on because my mom helped his kids pass high school chemistry by staying after school to work with them. And back then, such acts of kindness didn't make the news, but they were appreciated. So, thanks Mr. Stevens.
So why go to a baseball game? Well, it sounded like a good idea; and it was. See, old time baseball is played using late nineteenth century rules, balls, bats, and clothing. This game is part sport, part theater, and all fun. The players are NOT in their twenties and most are, shall we say, slightly portly (I'm one to talk). Bu they hustle. And they catch the ball bare-handed, which should count for a lot if you have ever played the game.
I hope you enjoy the shots. There was a little post-processing to give a couple an old-time feel, but generally if I want that I'll shoot with an old camera and film. I treated this shoot the same way I would have a major league game, though I have never been asked to shoot one of those.