Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Capturing The Flashes

New York Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter is relaxed and checking out the scene in the seats at Yankee Stadium after he failed to get a hit in eight at-bats as the Yanks swept a double-header from the Tampa Bay Rays.

Jeter is just three hits away from tying Yankee legend Lou Gehrig for most hits in team history. Gehrig - whose career was cut short by the disease that would eventually be named after him - had 2,721 hits in a hall-of-fame career. Jeter - the Yankee team captain and the most popular player on the team - went 0 for 8 in Monday's double-header.

As you might guess, lots of people brought their camera to the games in hopes of capturing Jeter's run up to history. I tried to capture the people shooting the pictures.
Those little bright spots on the left side of Yankee Stadium are camera flashes going off as fans try to preserve what they hope will be a base-hit by Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter. It's a guessing and timing game to photograph those flashes - which look great when hundreds of people are shooting a picture at the same time. It'll get better the closer Jeter gets to making the record his own. Stay tuned.

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