Thursday, October 25, 2007


You may or may not know that the Colorado Rockies baseball team made it to the World Series this year. I can't say that I have been the most avid baseball fan of all time, but I do enjoy watching a game now and then, especially when I can go to the stadium to see a game live and in person. Since this is the first time the Rockies have made it to the World Series, this is the only thing you hear about on Radio, Television and in the Newspaper. The tickets to the World Series games here in Denver are the hottest ticket in town...... (don't get me started on what I went through trying to obtain 4 tickets, and how disappointing the final result was........)

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Which brings me to the picture that is posted above. During the last week in August, my Uncle Mac, my Father and I went down to Florida to visit my Aunt and Uncle at their home in Ft. Lauderdale. It was a very nice trip. One of the many highlights of the trip was going with all of the family to a Marlins and Braves baseball game. It was fun to see both teams play in Dolphins Stadium.

At the bottom of the third inning, I was lucky enough to catch a foul ball that was hit by the Marlins left fielder, J. Willingham. I was sending a text message to my wife when I heard a "crack" of the bat, I looked up and saw a ball coming straight at me. I stood up with cell phone in hand, and caught the ball.

Since I usually post about my art on this blog, I decided to put my photoshop skills to the test on this picture of me that was taken right after I caught the baseball. I experimented with a few new techniques to make something look "distressed" and old.

I think the final result came out pretty well.



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