Baseball season at the local Rec Dept

4th grader Dawson Chandler of EBA makes it into 2nd base for the Southeast Restoration Group’s team as 4th grader Eric Paterson from Blakeney Elementary tries to tag him out. Paterson plays for the AgGeorgia Farm Credit team.  Both teams are part of the Mite Boys Baseball league at Burke County Recreation Department. Find out more about Rec Department summer activities on their website: www.wbcrd.com

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Canon 7D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, ISO 1600, ƒ/4, 1/4000

Burke County players compete in the Border Bowl

The Burke County Bears had three students compete in the 3rd Annual Border Bowl on Saturday at Lucy C. Laney Stadium in Augusta, GA.

Canon 7D2, 24-105mm f/4, ISO 1000, 1/320

Canon 7D2, 24-105mm f/4, ISO 1000, 1/320

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Sports Writing 101

1. Never use the term ‘home-Run’ in your football game article. This was my wife’s observation after reading my first football story roughly 3 years ago. Fortunately, they decided I would be a better photographer, and let me do that instead.

Canon 7D2, 70-200mm f/2.8 IS, ISO 6400, 1/800

I always read the stories after the article was published, and began noticing some patterns. This year I was asked if I’d like to try the articles again. I decided, why not? I have learned a little. Much comes from noticing things on the field, and then tying it together with the play by play stats the school gives me access to, as well as looking though hundreds of images… Oh, then there’s always my favorite coach Travis. He is always willing to answer a question, no matter how silly it is, and I appreciate that!

Considering a switch from Canon to Sony?

IMG_2718This past year, I learned about a new mirrorless system, that honestly is beginning to give the big camera companies (Nikon and Canon) a run for their money. Sony has made video cameras for years; but when they started getting into digital photography, it wouldn’t be long before they started making cameras that were highly video friendly; well, that was the plan. The one that interested me the most was probably the more affordable one, the Sony a6000. I purchased a used one (body only) from B&H Photo to try. It was only $420.

I became aware than Canon CPS would stop servicing the Canon 1D Mark III cameras in May 2016 and have been looking at a viable replacement solution. The 1D Mark IV has been an option, then the new 7D Mark II has caught my attention as well. Then I found out about Sony. The Sony a6000 has an impressive 11fps and has amazing autofocus system; but only if you use Sony glass – which is rather pricey in relationship to Canon glass.

On the sidelines at a Burke County High School Football game, Caleeb Roberson gets looked at after sustaining an injury to his should.

Sony a6000, Canon FD 135mm f/2.8, ISO 3200, ƒ/2.8, 1/400

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