My Favorite Picture

Sometimes you take a picture that completely takes you by surprise.   

During my son's recent state baseball tournament, I was playing around with different types of bokah.  I was limited due to a fence around the field in the areas where I normally could get a close up.  At one point during the game, they had fallen behind and you could see that frustration on the players faces.  This shot was taken when the pitcher seemed like the weight of getting the team back on track was on his shoulders.  Instead of focusing on the player, I wanted to take a picture where the focus was on the feeling of the moment.  And that's exactly what this is.

To me, and his Mom, we see a very clear picture. His head is slightly down expressing his reflection on what is happening around him.  The manner of his walk back to the mound show his frustration but also his dedication as he rolls the ball in his hands.  Finally, the blur parallels the challenge he faces as he steps up to the mount.

Now you may not see much when you look at it, but I guarantee that if you had been at the game and then looked at this picture, you would feel just like he did at the moment this was taken.

Memories aren't always better in the mind.  A picture of one, however, can be. 

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We are always looking for that one perfect picture, but the true perfect picture is the one that makes it seem as if that moment in time is happening all over again.