The Rally of France auto race, flooding in Thailand, tennis in Beijing, the Royal Australian Navy and more in today’s daily brief.
Pictures and text by Eduardo A. Encina
Ever since I was a kid, when I used to watch the Orioles play from the gold outfield bleachers of Memorial Stadium, I couldn’t get enough of baseball. I’d arrive early for batting practice and never left until the final out. Now as the Orioles beat writer for The Sun, I get to chance to travel the country – from the first days of spring training in February to the final out of the regular season – and cover the O’s. I understand that this job takes me places normally I wouldn’t be able to go, grants me access few have.
And as a reporter, you already take mental snapshots of everything you see. That’s a part of your job. My goal has been to take readers closer, and with the help of my handy iPhone, that’s become a lot easier than it was 25 years ago. So every time I’ve seen something interesting on the road, I’ve reached for my phone to take a quick photo to post on Twitter or Instagram. Some of these images are inside the ballpark, some are in the cities to which I travel. Some are of food (my colleague Dan Connolly ribs me for those).
Some might be quirky. Others might seem mundane, but they’re all snapshots of an attempt to show the reader what life is like covering the Orioles.
Famed photographer Neil Leifer – whose iconic photography is currently on exhibit at the Sports Legend Museum – will tell you without hesitation, which of his many photographs is his favorite picture taken during his illustrious career. And it’s not one you might expect.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week, photojournalists Lloyd Fox and Karl Merton Ferron photographed the Ravens as they opened their season with a 49-27 loss to the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
The 2013 Grand Prix raced through the streets of Baltimore from Friday, Aug. 30 to Sunday, Sept. 1. View the latest behind-the-scenes shots and race photos. The weekend’s event included the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), IZOD IndyCar Series and the Firestone Indy Lights.
After seven long months, college football finally returns to our lives tonight with 17 Football Bowl Subdivision games on the schedule.
When photographing anything with speed, the main thing to remember is your photos should relay motion to the viewer when possible. If your photos show a race car with tires static and the car and tires tack sharp, the car might as well be in a showroom standing still.