So when it comes to Mets home opening games I guess it’s safe to say I’m the designated feature hunter. There’s nothing I love more than to know there’s little pressure on me to produce “the shot”, I feel like a little kid on a playground who’s been set free to just go and have fun. However, that doesn’t free me from battling my inner demons, who on the days and hours prior to the game dance around in my head questioning my ability to produce something different. After more than three years in a row of covering the same event, my biggest challenge is to try to see something different than what I have shot in previous years. The first couple of minutes of shooting crappy photo after crappy photo I start to really doubt myself. So I put into action what I call my shooting protocol; I get high, I get low, get far, get close, I get dirty… and as I’m working on my photo gymnastics, I woman dressed as a “Mets Wonder Woman” walks in front of me, I can almost swear it was in slow motion, I quickly follow shooting from behind hoping she’ll turn around so I can get at least on descent shot and just when I thought all hope was lost, she turns around and gives me a quick glimpse before disappearing into the crowd. Feeling visually warmed up, I snap out of my insecurity trance and quickly get back to just having fun.