Good Efforts Gone Awry

As you probably can tell by now, I bring my camera with me to almost every Rockies game these days. I love being able to capture some special moments or just capturing the grandeur of Coors Field. I love this stadium and I love baseball.

For some reason this one game, my camera was set to something along the lines of +2.5EV, meaning that every shot was captured at 2.5 stops brighter than what the good exposure was. Yikes! And I didn’t realize this until about 30 frames into the game.

Back home at the Digital Darkroom, I’m uploading the images from the previous day’s events and remembered these 30 way-overexposed images and thought, “What can I do to salvage something from these shots?”

Solution — High-contrast black and white!

Here’s the results from a 12-shot panoramic attempt, all shot at +2.5EV.

Rockies 4th July 2011

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Upper Deck

Here is a three-image, hand-held HDR taken from the very tip-top of Coors Field, looking straight down towards home plate. This image is stunning when viewing the original HDR photo fullscreen.

Upper Deck

From the Upper Deck

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Today was my company’s day at the Rockies Baseball game versus the Atlanta Braves — in the 95-degree sun! Ouch!

So after a few innings, I ventured out to deep center field with my camera and a rented Nikkor 10.5 fisheye lens. Here’s the view from within the new Camarena Bar out in the centerfield. Pretty sweet view I must say! Oh and I love this lens!!

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More images to come from todays playing with the fisheye lens (it’s the only lens I brought to the game!)

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