Friday, September 5, 2008

Tennis Time

We went to Kaleb's first tennis match of the season this afternoon. I took my fancy dancy camera with it's fancy dancy telephoto lens. The good news is, I was able to figure out how to switch the lenses on that darn camera (after 10 minutes of trying before finally getting out the manual, of course). The bad news is...I still have no idea how to take great pictures. Who knew it could be so hard??? But I got a few action shots of Kaleb playing that should be good enough to scrapbook anyway. Here's him looking rather pensively at his opponent: Now the serve...he looks so intense, eh?
Another serve (this is only one of two shots that I actually got the ball in. lol):
Headed down court:
Kaleb said after looking at this shot that he could now see what he was doing wrong. Something about his left arm being too low. I really have no idea what he was talking about, but I was glad that the picture taking was able to help him out with that.
Check out his forward momentum. He was all ready to go for the return:
I love this shot. The look on his face just says it all to me.
And here he is after the match, ready for a break:
Sometimes when I watch Kaleb, I see shades of his older brother, Nick. I guess they have some of the same mannerisms and similar features. What do you think, Jodie? Do you see it, too?
I have to add a picture of Jake to this post since he was there cheering Kaleb on. Here he is, sitting along the fence line talking to Randey as we watched Kaleb's match. I think he was trying to explain the scoring system to Randey...for the umpteenth time. Randey had it down pretty good last year, but lost all his tennis acumen sometime over the summer (I never had any - baseball is my game. Tennis is harder to keep track of!). lol So now Jake and Kaleb have to walk us through it all again. (Love this, love that...I'll never get it right.)
This look Jake's giving Randey is one we both see a lot of. It's almost like the boy can't believe his parents are so totally ignorant. 'Course, at the same time, we can't believe our little darlin' is such a flippin' genius either. (Did that sound like sarcasm 'cause I sure meant for it to. LOL)


  1. Wow, those are great action shots! I love tennis, I played in junior high... even got a little tennis racket for my letter jacket that I didn't have. He looks like he is really into it!

  2. Great pictures!
    And that look - I've seen it more times than I can count! Still get it from time to time. LOL

  3. Tennis is my game! Love it. I'm still playing 2-3 times a week. It's a great sport. I think your photos are good.


  4. Hi Kari,

    I think you did a great job with your shots. The action ones are great and I love the last one. Always wished I learned how to play this game, I'm just so uncordinated when it comes to sports. LOL

  5. Yes I see it, always have! I think you did pretty good with your new camera. Looks like he was really into it. Love the one of Jake schooling Randey. That boy is silly! Love ya!

  6. GREAT pictures! I just love sports action shots (you know how I feel about sports!!)


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