Spent my Oly 75/1.8 money on tickets to Fenway

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Amin Sabet, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Took my family to the second game of the Red Sox - Yankees double header yesterday. They called for possible thunderstorms. At the price of those tickets (second hand), I was relieved that the weather was very nice!

    View from our seat:

    P7070249 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr

    Few closeups using the Pana 100-300:

    P7070209 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr

    P7070073 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr

    P7070222 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr

    P7070286 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr

    The guy who stole the show was Pedro Ciriaco, promoted from the minor league Pawtucket team for this game after Dustin Pedroia went on the disabled list Thursday with a thumb injury. He got 4 hits with 5 RBI in his first 4 at bats, and stole third before scoring. He also made some great defensive plays contributing to the Red Sox' first win in the past 6 games. It was a lot of fun with the crowd chanting "Pedro, Pedro". Felt like a "Linsanity" moment. Hopefully he'll get a chance to prove himself some more.

    I got a shot of Jeter and Cano talking to the new guy after he doubled on his 3rd straight hit of the game, probably telling him to slow down :smile::

    P7070360 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr
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  2. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
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    nice shots, Amin.
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  3. noohoggin1

    noohoggin1 Instagram: @tomnguyenstudio

    May 21, 2012
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    You just helped convince me that my next tele-zoom shall be the 100-300mm after I received my dud 45-175mm that I have to return...
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  4. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    You're just lucky you spent your 75/1.8 on the second game and not the first, lol (assuming you're a Sox fan).
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    LOL. I was regretting that choice when I saw the weather reports, but in the end it turned out that we were lucky.

    I grew up in NY in a family of Yankee fans, but I never watched baseball so wasn't really a fan myself. Now I'm nominally a Red Sox fan but still don't care much about the sport. My older son is a Red Sox fan, and my little one has chosen to join his grandparents and uncle as a Yankees fan. He was sorely disappointed by the loss :biggrin:.

    Here's the three of us at the game:

    P1020285 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr
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  6. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
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    Nice shots. Amin.

    Sure a new lens is nice, but time with the family is priceless.

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  7. MrDoug

    MrDoug Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2011
    Boise, Idaho
    Whoever took this shot is a better photographer than you.. :rofl: just kidding of course.. your kids are cute and a lot better looking than you.. Yankee fan here..
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  8. hunyuan7

    hunyuan7 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 31, 2011
    Nice Shots, especially picture #4 of David Ortiz. He's trimmed down somewhat this season. He doesn't look as monstrous as he did between 2003 and 2008. I think your photographic skill did him justice on the way he looks: He looks normal now. :0

    A bitter Yankee fan from 2003
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  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    That would be my wife, and she's not bad :smile:. Thanks for the kind words about my kids :).
  10. MrDoug

    MrDoug Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2011
    Boise, Idaho
    Yes, I figured that your wife took the shot.. nice shots of the game.. I just sold my 100-300.. kinda regret it after seeing your shots.. did you use a beanbag or were they handheld?
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    These were handheld mostly with my older son leaning his head against my right arm making it harder to hold still. I think I noticed that you sold more than one nice bit of gear lately...
  12. emperorvince

    emperorvince Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 8, 2012
    Very nice shots..the smiles + family time = money well spent
  13. htc

    htc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 11, 2011
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    Apologies accepted, money well spent :2thumbs:

    All tough 75 is quite... :biggrin:
  14. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Very nice photos. I am finding that I really like the 100-300mm. Looks like quite a crowd at the game.