Photography by J.D. Magers

Photographing Sports Authority Field from Afar

Added on by J.D. Magers.

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.

Sports Authority Field at Mile High.  Home of the Denver Broncos.

Sports Authority Field at Mile High.  Home of the Denver Broncos.