Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dbacks Game and Fireworks

Inside Chase Field from Section 117, done in HDR
What could be more American on July 4th than a baseball game, hot dogs, beer, and fireworks?  And so it was at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks as they entertained the Colorado Rockies.

The photo above was my view from section 117 before the game.  This is an HDR photo, or high dynamic range.  My Canon 5D Mark III (using a Tamron 28-300mm lens) has a setting that allows for three quick photos, exposure bracketed this time at -2, 0, and +2.  Then I combined them together in Lightroom to produce the finished product.  Not bad, considering I did this hand held and not on a tripod!
 
Patrick Corbin Starts First Time Since 2013!
It was Patrick Corbin's first start for the D'backs since 2013.  He had "Tommy John" surgery which is pretty major work on a throwing arm.  He pitched 5 solid innings and ended up with the eventual win.  
 
A.J. Pollock Strokes a Hit!


During Phoenix's hot summers, the roof of the stadium is closed.  So there is mixed lighting inside.  I was shooting at 1600 ISO (fairly light sensitive) hand held.  

Following the D'backs 7 to 3 win, they opened up the stadium roof so we could see the fireworks display.
 
Chase Field Roof is Opening!

The stadium lights were turned down.  I shot the fireworks with NO tripod, which isn't the right way to do it, but they won't allow such devices inside a stadium.  So I cranked up the ISO to 12,800, opened the aperture all the way, and hoped I'd get some useable shots.  

I think I had some nice shots!


Until My Next Adventure, 

(Spain, Italy/Sicily, Malta...)

See You On Down The Road!


Here are all the keeper photos!