Fond of fronds

Give a photographer nothing to do and what happens? He takes pictures, of course! I arrived a bit early to an assignment to photograph former St. Mary’s football standout Devin Lagorio at St. Mary’s Sanguinetti Field in Stockton. He played and coached semi-pro ball in Slovenia over the summer after graduating from Pacific College.

As I waited the few minutes for Lagorio to show up, I noticed the light playing on the fronds of a potted palm tree growing near the field. I liked how it fell on the fan-like fronds with pointed tips to create geometric patterns. Lagorio soon arrived and I got a nice portrait of him on the field but left with more than that in my camera.

 

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