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Photo Friday: Mom’s Little Bird

What mom wouldn’t swoon at a photo like this?

Tball Bird

Little Bird after her t-ball opening game

It’s funny how I shoot several photos during the game for Photo Friday, yet it’s the quick candid on the way home that makes the grade. I suspect it’s because I’m just not trying too hard.

I’m also a bit disappointed in the performance of my Canon 55-250mm lens. It’s not bad, especially given its an entry-level lens, but I’ve noticed it just doesn’t get very sharp photos of subjects at longer distances. Granted I need to work on my sharpening skills in Photoshop and Lightroom, but I feel like I should be getting better results straight off the camera. If I start saving some bucks now, maybe I’ll have enough for a real lens by the time the rugrats get into high school sports.

Bonus photo: while one rugrat was playing baseball, another tried to sneak up and take me out.

Assassin

He tried to shoot me in the back!

He didn’t count on my keen powers of observation as he crept from tree to tree behind the bleachers, and my shutter finger beat his trigger finger. To his credit, though, none of the other families on the bleachers noticed. Solid Snake would be proud.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Photo Friday: Long Day on the Field

I’m busting tail going into a writing retreat weekend with my editor from Evileye Books, so I didn’t have the time to run out and do a dedicated Photo Friday entry. Last weekend, however, I shot pics at my daughter’s t-ball game and came away with this simple portrait.

Long Day on the Field

Work hard, play hard.

She was standing on base, waiting to run near the end of the last inning. I thought the chalk on her hat and her flushed cheeks demonstrated she’d been working hard out there.

Shot with a simple 55-250mm lens. Zoomed in, focused, snapped.

Next week may come from the retreat weekend. Depending upon how things go, it may be of me fighting off my editor’s goons as they try to break my legs for dragging ass on Lie with the Dead.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.