February 2012

2/12/12-Something Historical-Clubhouse Group Shot Prior to Truck Leaving to Camelback February 2009

This same crew from 2009 will be loading the truck at Dodger Stadium headed to Camelback Ranch this week. From left to right-Javier Herrera, Mitch Poole, Jose”Peps”Castillo, Alex Torres, Gabriel Esparza-Torres and Jerry Turner. © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

2/11/12-Something Current–Dodger Bloggers Softball Tournament at Big League Dreams-West Covina

Thanks to Mike Brown for putting this tournament on.  These were the only game images I took as left field was mine. Blogger Jon Weisman took our team photo. © Jon SooHoo

2/10/12-Something Historical-Indy 500 Champion Helio Castroneves visits Andy Ashby in the clubhouse–August 2001

Helio Castroneves shows off his ring for winning the Indy 500 back in 2001 to pitcher Andy Ashby. Cross promotions with other sports teams and venues are always fun since athletes sometimes get to experience something different. Since I shoot for the California Speedway (now Auto Club Speedway) and through then Speedway PR boss Dennis Bickmeier, I was able to arrange our pitcher Andy Ashby a chance to ride around the California Speedway in an open wheel two seater to experience the speed that Castroneves experiences every race.  Images of his experience will be for another blog entry.  © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

2/9/12-Something Historical–Fireworks Night-September 2004

This image has always been one of my favorites. I was looking for something different to shoot on this Fireworks Night in 2004 other than the obvious fireworks. As the fireworks were blowing off, the bright colors that were emitted beyond the pavillions were lighting the stadium with a wonderful glow all the way up the elevator tower. With my Canon EOS MarkII camera and 14mm mounted on a tripod, I found this angle and lowered down to include the mound.  As the show went on longer, smoke started blowing over the stadium seating area which happened to add to the image.    © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

2/9/12-Something Historical–Good Friends at Bank One Ballpark-June 5,2001

I took this photo of Maury Wills and the late Joe Black prior to game against the Diamondbacks at Bank One Ballpark back in June of 2001.

My favorite feature of this ballpark is the afternoon light that hits the dugout during our batting practice making beautiful light on subjects.I couldn’t pass this photo up. Back then, the dugout was purple. Now it is painted a deep rich red that is absolutely beautiful.

This was my first season of shooting digital (Nikon D1) compared to film only. Actually half of the time was digital and half film. Now it is 100% digital. After a short period switching from Nikon to Canon, I am back to shooting Nikon which will hopefully be the last time I switch complete systems.

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2/8/12-Something Current–Dodgers Caravan Day Two-February 8, 2012

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2/8/12-Something Historical–Mike Scioscia and Gary Carter-Spring Training February 1991

Two of my favorite people Mike Scioscia and Gary Carter laugh during Spring Training at Dodgertown in February 1991.

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2/7/12-Something Current–Dodgers Caravan-Day One-February 7,2012

Current Dodgers Dee Gordon, Tony Gwynn, Kenley Jansen, Adam Kennedy, Josh Lindblom and Ramon Troncoso along with Dodger Alumni Tommy Davis, Al Ferrara, Shawn Green and Dennis Powell Dodger broadcaster Eric Collins participate in Day One of the Dodgers Ninth Annual Caravan.© Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

2/7/12-Something Historical–Tommy Lasorda in Norristown,PA-October 7,2008

Heading to Philadelphia for play off games against the Phillies in 2008, Tommy had cars waiting to take some of the traveling party to Norristown for dinner. At his hometown were three of his four brothers along with a whole room of residents welcoming Tommy home. The sheriff of Norristown is in the background. Highlight of this trip for me was trying Limoncello for the first time ever…WOW!      © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

2/6/12-Something Historical–Matt Kemp and Blake Griffin-September 2009

Blake Griffin and Matt Kemp hang out in the dugout prior to game against the Diamondbacks September 2, 2009. Rarely does anyone make Kemp look small but Griffin does.    © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

This is not the most recent dunk against the Oklahoma City Thunder that has been seen all over the internet. This dunk was another incredible “Blake Griffin Special” as his head was literally on the other side of the back board when he threw it down last season against the Bulls.  © Jon SooHoo/2010