Pittsburgh, PA – HR in HDR!

Had a chance this past week to catch a game in Pittsburgh.   I always try to see my poor Pittsburgh Pirates play each year.   With 17 consecutive losing seasons…being a big fan is tough.  The Bucs cannot compete with the Yankees or Red Sox.  Heck, who cares about the playoffs for us…just get a winning season and they might have a parade in the Burgh!!   I guess the good thing is that as a walk up…I paid only $35 for these seats.  I was 5 rows back from the dugout…with only an estimated 13K people at the game.  Seats are easy to get.

PNC Park…it is one of the best stadiums in baseball!!  I will post a few stadium shots soon!  The city skyline overlooking the outfield is beautiful!   As for this shot…the rookie and hopeful saviour of the Bucs above is Pedro Alvarez.  He plays third base and was just called up a few weeks ago.  In perfect timing with my visit, the Pirates scored 11 runs this nite in a victory.  Pedro hit 2 home runs!!  This shot is his second…popping off the bat!  They say in baseball…hand speed is the key to hitting.  I’d say his speed is up to par!  Love the blur action!   Nice to hit a game and see a win!  Let’s go Pirates!!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 200.0mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Exposure:  1/660 (Single RAW HDR)
  • Aperture:  f/5.6
  • Gear:  Hand Held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza