When I went to the MLB All-Star Game (and festivities) in 2016, it was Heaven for a baseball fan. Three days of nothing but my most beloved sport. The game was in held in San Diego's Petco Park. On the concourse, they have highly reflective aluminum tables to eat at. When I saw one of the staff holding some new baseballs to throw into the crowd, I asked her if I could first photograph one of them on the table. She didn't understand why I wanted to do this, but she gave me one anyway. I got four frames before she asked for it back. Mission accomplished.
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I had the privilege of attending the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star game. Three days straight of nothing but baseball. It was heaven. It also kicked off a multi-year project of personal work, where I intend to make portraits of fans of all 30 MLB teams. Unfortunately I thought of this idea on day three of the long weekend, otherwise I would have had more opportunities. This woman is obviously a fan of the hometown San Diego Padres. More to come on this subject later...
While I was on the Scott Kelby Photowalk back in October, our walk leader took us to a parking garage where the roof looks West with an unobstructed view to the mountains. What I saw in the middle ground was Sports Authority Field, home of our Denver Broncos. What I also saw, was a shot of the stadium at sunset with the lights on. The question was when I could make that happen, since the football season was already half over. I had to check the calendar and what would work for my family.
The other question was safety. I did not want to be on a roof of a parking garage in downtown Denver with my back turned towards the entrance. So I enlisted the help of a very good friend to go stand with me and guard the door if you will. We choose yesterday to head down, and boy am I glad we did.
The game certainly stank from the Broncos perspective, but I don't care. I got what you see below. And many others. I shot vertical and horizontal panoramas, both HDR and not HDR. And then the sun went down and the sky absolutely lit up. There are many shots to choose from, and the processing has just begun. If you can't tell, I'm excited and it's gonna be fun. It feels awesome to see a shot in your mind's eye, plan it, and make it happen. I'll show more of the images to you as I get them processed, so if you're a Broncos fan (and even if you're not), come back often.