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Baseball - Cardinals vs Phillies

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by latazyo, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. latazyo

    latazyo

    Apr 23, 2008
    STL
    For those of you who have not been to Busch Stadium you are missing out. It is absolutely beautiful.

    I went to a game a few weeks ago.

    I am posting these just to share for fun, they are pretty soft, but if you look at my equipment, I don't have any fast long glass.

    Baseball was a lot more fun for me when I had my camera. Busch has a very generous camera policy - No tripods, no obstructing view......no limits on lenses, cameras, etc.

    Anyways, here are some of the pics, I brought the D80 and the lens I brought was the 55-200 vr (variable, but at 200, they were all f/5.6)....ISO varied b/w 100 and 400

    I was lucky to have very good tickets (row 4) so I was able to get decent access to some shots, I would love to revisit with a faster lens sometime

    view when you look out over the outfield
    _DSC1400.
    NIKON D80    ---    55mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 100


    flyball making a catch
    _DSC1406.
    NIKON D80    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 100

    _DSC1407.
    NIKON D80    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 100


    3rd baseman Glaus - nice chew in the pocket, great for the kids to see
    _DSC1412.
    NIKON D80    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 200


    Fredbird - looks like I got a little carried away with the colors on this one
    _DSC1445.
    NIKON D80    ---    55mm    f/4.0    1/160s    ISO 400


    Miles making a play to first
    _DSC1461.
    NIKON D80    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 800



    thanks for looking, again I am just posting these for fun

    if you have any comments/critique that is not "faster lens" related then please let me know
     
  2. aos111

    aos111

    305
    Mar 9, 2008
    little rock ar
    but you didn't post the obligatory Pujols shot! :tongue: Next time save up alot of pennies and get in the Commissioner box seats adjacent to the Cards dugout. I was there for 3rd game of the season against the Rockies and had a blast taking shots in the dugout and on the field.

    Andy
     
  3. Nice shots Leighton. As far as C&C, the only things I would suggest are to crop tightly (the mantra on this forum) and maybe adjust the levels a little to increase brightness, contrast. Good job overall.
     
  4. latazyo

    latazyo

    Apr 23, 2008
    STL
    lol, just didn't post it

    _DSC1432.
    NIKON D80    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 200


    thanks a lot for the advice, the white uniforms were definitely a challenge for me so I got the pics a little dark

    oh well, that is what gaining experience is for I suppose
     
  5. Where are the Phils.. beautiful stadium from your setas nice shots
     
  6. latazyo

    latazyo

    Apr 23, 2008
    STL
    got a few

    _DSC1414.
    NIKON D80    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 200


    _DSC1416.
    NIKON D80    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 200
     
  7. What has been your experience in taking photo equipment into Busch Stadium? Can I get by with a D3 & 70-200 VR? Or do I need to take something smaller like the 85 1.4?
     
  8. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    Cool stuff Leighton, I think I sat in almost the same seats you did. . I have some photos that look very similar.
     
  9. latazyo

    latazyo

    Apr 23, 2008
    STL
    the policy on the website doesnt say much, so I called....she said you can bring whatever you want as long as it doesn't obstruct anyone's view

    I am not familiar with the size of that lens, so I might be kind of obnoxious

    IMO, 200mm was not long enough for where I was sitting (see pic below), so you'd probably want to be closer (like behind the dugout)

    I really hope to sit in this section again

    section 163, row D

    [​IMG]
     
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