Pittsburgh, PA – Roberto Clemente (HDR)

When I was a little kid (I may be dating myself to some)…sometimes below the age of 4 you can recall certain memories.  One that stuck in my mind was watching Roberto Clemente play baseball.  I grew up in New Jersey, so I must have been watching a Mets vs. Pirates game.  But since that memory, I must have been amazed…as I have been a Pirates fan ever since!   Roberto started my love for Pittsburgh sports.  I immediately became a Pirates fan and in the years ahead I began routing for the Steelers and Penguins!   Over the year many people had asked me if I was from Pittsburgh.  One day in the future I would enjoy living there…and having season tickets to all the sports!  Now that would be fun!

I  have read lots of books and seen many videos on Roberto.  He was a special man.  One of the best players of all time was aboard a plane that crashed on December 31, 1972.   He was on the way to Nicaragua to bring supplies to help after a large earthquake.  He was league MVP in 1966 and World Series MVP in 1971.  If you do not know much about him…go to You Tube and see some highlights.

This shot is outside PNC Park (home of the Pirates).  The statue is in memorial to Roberto.   I thought a fisheye closeup might be a cool effect!  Pittsburgh is a lovely historic city.  If you get a chance to visit, please do so.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 10.5 Fisheye
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 10.5mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/2.8
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable release
  • Post Process: Photomatix, Adobe CS4