Category Archives: Ports

Timing the light

Stockton Ports’ Jason Fernandez throws a pitch during a California League baseball game against the San Jose Giants at the Stockton Ballpark in downtown Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/11. ISO: 200) In photography, like many things in life, timing is everything. There’s a certain moment during the Ports’ […]

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Hey batter

Inland Empire Sixty Sixers’ Carlos Santana swings and misses during a game against The Stockton Ports at the Stockton Ball Park in downtown Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/4.5. ISO: 200) During the first game of Stockton Ports’ three-day homestand against the Inland Empire Sixty Sixers, the Sixers’ Carlos […]

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Beer night

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/50th sec. @ f2.8. ISO: 1000) “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 20mm. Exposure: 1/80th sec. @ f2.8. ISO: 2000) The Stockton Ports have their Thirsty Thursdays $1-beer night […]

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What they talk about

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/500 sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 1600) Larry: “Excuse me, but what the hell’s going on out here?” Crash Davis: “Well, Nuke’s scared because his eyelids are jammed and his old man’s here. We need a live… is it a live rooster?” [Jose nods] Crash Davis: “We need a […]

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Call me Lefty

(Camera: NIkon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/60 sec. @ f/8. ISO: 100) In this shot from the Stockton Ports’ game against the San Jose Giants at the Stockton Ballpark, pitcher Fautino De Los Santos pitcher appears to be throwing his right arm off into the crowd. I was experimenting with using a slow shutter […]

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Blast from the past: Is it eye on the ball or nose to the grindstone?

I’m on vacation, so I’ll be posting some “Blast from the Past” entries this week. Be back November 28. See you then! Stockton Ports pitcher Michael Rogers throws during a California League baseball game against the Bakersfield Blaze at the Stockton Ballpark in downtown Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: f/8 @ 1/500, […]

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Take me out to the z-z-z-z-z-z-z

Stockton Ports’ pitcher Vince Mazzaro throws against the Modesto Nuts during a game at the Stockton Ballpark in downtown Stockton. “Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra Ok, I have to admit, baseball is not my favorite sport to shoot. I find it slow and there’s not much […]

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A hairy situation

Aren’t you glad you weren’t sitting behind this guy at the Stockton Ports game against the Modesto Nuts at the Stockton Ballpark in downtown Stockton. But with the number of empty seats, it would have been easy to find an open seat.

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Everybody loves a winner

“Once I had fame Oh, I was full of pride Had lots of friends Always here right by my side Well, my fame oh it died Now my friends all try to hide Everybody loves a winner Everybody loves a winner But when you lose, you lose alone”- Bill Williams & Booker T. Jones I […]

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Good humor men

When I shot a portrait of Rod Bovee and Kent Gikas the other day, and from the get go it was a joke a minute from them. “Are these for the post office wall?” or “I’m his agent and he expects a fruit basket, first class plane tickets (for sitting for the picture)”,  were among […]

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