Summer is Here

My son Brian is starting T-Ball now and, of course, I bring along the camera to capture this father-son moment. Only I focused on something else instead of Brian’s TBall practice…..

Brian's TBall Practice

Brian’s TBall Practice

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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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