Sunday, June 3, 2012

Weekly Kodachrome - The Pitcher

Pin It “The pitcher is the most important player on the field, and on his skills and judgement depends half the battle in a match.”
- Henry Chadwick

Standing alone on the mound
The ball is cradled in my hand
My mitt - with its smell of worn leather
It fills my nostrils with memory
The batter approaches
He stands at home plate
A look of determination fills his eyes
The thrill of the game pulses inside me
I lean back on one leg
The ball is fired from my hand
Like a rocket, it speeds onward
I hear the swoosh of the bat
It cuts the empty air

                  Three strikes.

My dad calls my name from the stands.
I pause, wave, and smile.


If you'd like to see the rest of the shots from this particular series, they may be viewed here. Also, it appears that Mindy and Rachel were the two winners from the photography contest. If you both would please send me an email to let me know the shot you'd like and the size thereof, I'd be grateful.

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Mindy said...

Awesome! I love the time lapse effect! (Especially in black and white.) I also love how the poem captures the emotion of the event.

Excellent pairing of phrase and photo.

Kuddos my friend. Well done.

Mindy said...

Sorry I was so slow in reading the other posts about the photography contest! HOORAY for Rachel and me - but mostly me! (lol)
As soon as I make the impossible choice between all my favorites I'll send you an email.
Thanks again!

4 Lettre Words said...

I really love that!

Lee Ann L. said...

what a wonderful picture!

Nancy said...

Very cool! I've wanted to try multiple exposure.

Stef said...

That is the coolest picture ever!!

wendy said...

What a great picture...and those thoughts you shared to go with it.
After having 4 sons all play baseball, I have LOTS of good memories at the baseball field.
Miss That.

Nicky said...

This is a fab shot, I love the action. I am excited to join the weekly kodachrome for the first time today.

Anonymous said...

Your baseball photo is just awesome! You did a great job on it. I would love to do something like this for my son-in-law who is a baseball nut:)
Laurie @ Pride in Photos

Buckeroomama said...

That was such a cool shot! (I sound like a teenager, but I guess you are used to them, haha!)

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