After the ballgame

So, as I mentioned last week, Sunday I spent the afternoon at the Giants game.  It was a great day.  The Giants lost, which sucked major balls, but the day was still a lot of fun.  The weather was perfect, I got to eat hot dogs and drink beer, got to hang with the family, got to eat hot dogs and I even got to eat hot dogs (if you can't tell... I don't eat a lot of hot dogs).  There something about being at the ballpark that makes both dogs and beer taste better than anywhere else.  I mean, if you had a hot dog and a cold beer in the shoe department at Macy's, it wouldn't taste nearly as good... I don't think, but I'm willing to try it.

Anyway, it was a great day.  However, we're here to talk about photography.  I did take a camera with me. Not my DSLR, but I took my Lumix, micro four thirds camera.  It's a fun camera that easy to carry around because of its size, and takes great pictures.  I only have one lens for it, a 12-50mm, but that suits most of my needs when I'm shooting with that camera.  If I really had a need for more range, I'd be taking my DSLR (or I'd buy a new lens for the Lumix).  Most of your pictures at a day game will be taken in full sun.  Of course, it's really easy to get out of the sun and head inside, or under an overhang, if you want out of the high contrasty light of full sun.  I didn't plan anything, just took my camera with me, looking for some candids of my kid or some interesting street photography.  I've always wanted to get a good photo of the guy who plays the sax outside of the stadium, thinking it would make for a great black and white photo, but he wasn't around on Sunday.  I did like some of the photos I took.  A few of my favorites can be found below.  One of my favorite things to do is just walk around the park taking interesting shots of the stadium (and eat hot dogs... did I mention that?) 

 

 Don't just stand in front of your subject and take the expected shot.  Move around and look for something interesting.  This shot was taken while standing above my subject and I think it's pretty cool.

Don't just stand in front of your subject and take the expected shot.  Move around and look for something interesting.  This shot was taken while standing above my subject and I think it's pretty cool.

 I just loved how the light was shining through the train window.

I just loved how the light was shining through the train window.

 There are all sorts of interesting shots to be found at the ballpark.  Walk around and see what you can find. Or don't... this shot was taken right from my seat!

There are all sorts of interesting shots to be found at the ballpark.  Walk around and see what you can find. Or don't... this shot was taken right from my seat!