So a year later we are visiting Seattle and once again, watching
the Seattle Mariners play against the Tampa Bay.
And once again, we see a walk-off home run ... this time by
Ryan Langerhans in the bottom of the 11th inning!
Ryan Langerhans hits a walk-off home run in the 11th inning - mouseover image for closeup
Sweet Swing of crushing home run by Ryan Langerhans
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The view of Home Plate shortly before Ryan's walk-off home run!
Uncle Kurt taking my sons Kyle & Dirk to the Seattle Mariner game
Kurt demonstrates "The Wave" ... or at least his version! ;-)
Kyle, Kurt, and Dirk react to something bad for the Mariners - mouseover image to see OH NO!
A couple of sea gulls fly by the scoreboard - mouseover image to see 'em in action
Photography Notes: Pictures taken with a Canon 50D and a 55-250 lens attached - ISO 3200, F/5.6, and 1/400 second.
The tie'ing run was on second and I was hoping that would score as I
saw Ryan hit it well looking through
the viewfinder and I heard the roar of the crowd.
But as I looked up, I realized the crowd was going CRAZY as the ball
cleared the fence and the Tampa Bay players walked off the field. Too bad
I didn't keep shooting the swing ... plus the giant pile-up at home plate
as Ryan came around.
The 15 mega-pixel original is a bit noisy (and wish
I could have shot faster shutter speed), but it looks pretty darn awesome.
Be happy to send a copy to Ryan if he'd like it
(contact me) as it was great way to end the game!
P.S. Two Seattle Mariners baseball games and both won via walk-off home runs.
And point-of-impact pictures from both capturing the moment.
I should retire right now from taking pictures at these! ;-)