Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park – Willie Stargell (HDR)

The 2010 baseball season has begun and its another year of routing for my Pittsburgh Pirates!  It has been tough being a Pirates fan…we have had 17 consecutive sub .500 seasons.  A record in all sports. Sad indeed!  The Pirates do not have the money of the Yanks or Red Sox, so it becomes tough to compete.  I just hope we can win consistently.  Thats the thought process of a Bucs fan.  My guess is Yanks vs Phillies in a rematch for the World Series.   I hope to get back to the Burgh in the summer.

This is a statue outside PNC of on of my favorite Pirates  – Willie Stargell (aka Pops).  I remember well We are Family in 1979 and the Stargell Stars.   Willie was a special player and one of the greatest players of all time. He  played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. Over his 21-year career with the Pirates, he batted .282, with 2,232 hits, 423 doubles, 475 home runs and 1540 runs batted in, helping his team capture six National League East division titles, two National League pennants and two World Series (1971, 1979).  Kudos Pops!!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 14.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/4.0
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable Release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix