Then: (Thursday, October 17. 2002), Lake Brantley High School Quarterback & Pitcher
Now: Atlanta Braves Pitcher
This photo is one of several dual letter athlete “last minute” assignments that I received while I was stringing for the Orlando Sentinel. I remember that the coach granted me a single time out to as the coach put it, hurry up and take your picture. When the coach blew his whistle again, the session was over and this is one of the frames I walked away with.
Ever get that feeling that if you don’t hurry that the train, YOUR train, will leave the station without you? Well, right now that is where my life is. Over the past couple of months several people have reached out to me about doing other things in my life. All the options are near and dear to my heart, and the latest one involves teaching photography.
Being a teacher is something I have always considered beyond my reach. My Dad was an Industrial Arts professor at NYU in the 60′s prior to he and my mom moving to Orlando to start their company, which lasted nearly 50 years. My sister is a teacher, my wife Kathy is a teacher, so you could say in various forms, teaching is in my blood, though in reality, I was adopted at birth. Heck, even my next door neighbor is a teacher, and our across the street neighbor is a teacher. Oh my God, I am surrounded by teachers! So, maybe God really is trying to tell me something…
Photo info: I shot the Orange Blossom Cannonball in Tavares, Florida on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Wooton Park in Tavares, FL. Click the link for more info about the train or Tavares.