Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Friends by Wayne-K
Friends, a photo by Wayne-K on Flickr.

Kami played another great softball game last night. Her pitching has been on fire lately and so has her hitting. Her wonderful father just bought her a new 31 inch Easton bat from Big 5 Sporting Goods…and she hit some nice line drives into the outfield with it. We intended on buying this other bat that was on sale for $40, but Kami liked this one better because it was lighter….and unfortunately, it was $70. But, I ignored my cheap tendencies and decided to get it anyway. Kami works really hard at softball and puts in extra practice at home to improve her game, so she deserved it. Fortunately, the softball gods were with me. When the cashier rang it up, it turned out the bat was actually on sale!

Back to the game. In the top of the last inning, Kami displayed some aggressive base running, trying to score from second base on a base hit. It was a close play at the plate, but the umpire called her out. I think the ump's name was Helen, as in Helen Keller, but I could be wrong. In my unbiased opinion, she appeared to touch home plate and was tagged high (in the head). To make matters worse, she crashed hard into the ground, hurting her back and legs. We're happy to report she recovered fine. All it took was a warm bath, some ice, a heating pad...and a visit from Paisley. Paisley knew something was wrong when Kami got home and was pacing back and forth downstairs while Kami was upstairs. I finally called Paisley upstairs so she could spend some time with her BFF...and she ran into Kami's room and immediately jumped into her bed. I happened to have my mobile phone in my hand, so I snapped a quick photo. Not the greatest technical quality, but I was pleased to have captured the special moment.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Number Three by Wayne-K
Number Three, a photo by Wayne-K on Flickr.

The Rebels came out on top today, winning a close game in the bottom of the last inning. A number of girls had clutch hits when it was needed most.

While processing some digital photos the other day, I realized my post-processing skills have become a bit rusty. I've been shooting film as my primary medium for the past year...and started to get a little lazy in Lightroom 3. While I love the creative control I have in Lightroom, I don't particularly enjoy spending time on the computer. Photography is much more fun behind the viewfinder.

Here are a few photos from today's game. Great job Rebels!

Rebel Yell

Fist Bump

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Foothill Track Meet

"Oh, Oh..." by Wayne-K
"Oh, Oh...", a photo by Wayne-K on Flickr.

Amador Valley High School traveled to their cross-town rivals, Foothill High, for the final track meet of the year. I had a lot of work to complete this evening, so I stayed through the Junior Varsity pole vaulters and then headed back home to work.

Here are a few photos from the meet.





Almost Cleared