My other Hobby........Sports Photography

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  1. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well, after 35 years of working for Newspapers and 30 years of shooting Weddings, I am pretty much retired now. Concentrate on Fishing, BBQ-ing and still doing something I love.......shooting Little League.

    Bandelero group......can't expect much from these youngsters....except some laughs.



    T-Ball gets a little more interesting, but they are still learning.




    Rookie gets more interesting.......


  2. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Minors is a blasts.......






    And Majors moved around too much for me to follow......


    Over 6500 images posted to my website this year in hopes of the Parents buying a few. Some do, many don't. Saddens me sometime when times are tough like this. Still I will continue on, because I love it.
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great photo's. Now we know why your Q-view always looks so good.
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Great pics Flash, I like the 3rd one down from the top set. 
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dave, Great photo's. I went to your web site and could not figure out how to view your stuff??   I know I'm slow.   Just old age.    Dave
  6. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Some nice photos Flash. I check out the Florida Sportsman forum alot and know you contribute there as well. I had an account but I do not post there anymore. It was a nice surprise to see you post here as well.
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     Just click on the group you would want. CAAA Baseball, CAAA Softball, etc and it will open up a list of dates, click on that and then supply me with an email address, you can opt out of emails from me and it will open up each game.
  8. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     Yeah, I just picture those Pork Butts holding a baseball bat. [​IMG]
  9. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     I am one of the Moderators over there. Atleast they have it back up and running now.
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those pics are totally AWESOME !!!!

    Nice job Flash!!

    I'm 62 +, but I can still remember what it felt like to see an action baseball pic of myself, when I was a kid !!!

    And they couldn't do pics that good, back then.

    No, I didn't mean with a hammer & chisel !!!!!    Who said that ??

    Thanks for the great views,

  11. Very Nice!
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Super shots Flash.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  13. Flash excellent pictures...your taking family heirloom quality shots there. What a great way to use your talent producing lifelong memories for so many young kids!!!

    My son-in-law loves photography and finally got his dream job in the Marines ...battalion combat photographer...It took three tours and 7 years to get it.... but man is he happy with his promotion.[​IMG]
  14. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice work Dave!!!

    T-Ball and little league...Glad those days are over..

    Lots of great memories tho...

    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011
  15. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Nice work.
  16. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice work..... thanks for the chuckles. That last photo in the second set had me going.
  17. lookwow

    lookwow Smoke Blower

    And here I thought your name was refering to you being really fast.
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not to step on your thread Flash, but I just had another memory.

    During Vietnam that was not a good job. Some big brass determined the first 7 seconds of a firefight were the most exciting, so they moved the photographer up, 6 meters behind the point man, with the squad leader right behind him. It was hard on all 3 of them, since in those days, the photographer didn't have much booby trap education.

    If it was that hard for your SIL to get the job, it sounds like they're now using well trained guys for that job, instead of a guy who is only good at camera work.

    I'm sure Battalion CP is much different than squad photographer too.

    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011
  19. I'm with Bear sorry flash...

    Bear as battalion combat photographer he is in charge of company...platoon...squad photographers. He sorts ...files and classifies photos sent to his office. He also gets to run classes for uncle sam training field photographers. It is a gravy  He was a squad photographer for one tour after there was a injury to the original recruit and it steamrolled from there. 13 more years and he is retiring from the marines.
  20. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    GOD love 'em!

    GOD love 'em ALL!

    13 years to go---Not time to carry the old short-timers stick yet.


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