View Full Version : Take me out to the ball game ...
Well, I lugged the camera stuff to the stadium for the first time Sunday being that MrsLWW didn't feel up to going.
Sadly my beloved Dayton Dragons took a beatdown from the hated West Michigan Whitecaps 10-0 ... so I played around a little and made a day of it anyhow.
These were some attempts at the old newsprint look from the sports pages of my youth:
At 5/3 Field they always have an event between innings to keep things alive.
This one is the "BIG BABY RACE" where the wives race to see who can pull their "BIG BABY" around the bases the fastest.
It never ceases to amaze me what people will do to win a tee shirt.
Another is our mascot, the 7 foot 9 inch Heater getting bested in a tug of war match by a 4 foot 3 inch fan.
As well as our resident cheerleader Gem dancing on top of the dugout trying to get a rally started.
Nice tail on that Gem I tell you.
And some faces in the crowd:
And my favorite.
All shots taken with a Nikon D50 and either Nikor 18-55 or Nikkor 80-200 2.8.
I hope y'all enjoyed them.
06-03-2008, 01:08 PM
man, I've been fighting myself so hard to not upgrade from my old DC 280 camera (yeah... I admitted it was old, but it kicked ass back then!). But you and your pictures are making it harder and harder for me to resist making the investment into a new higher end camera. Thanks for sharing the pics!
If you do decide to upgrade to a DSLR I strongly suggest Nikon for 1 reason ... they make the best optical glass on Earth with the possible exception of Leica lenses.
A Nikon lens can be had for about 20% of the price of Leica lenses as well.
Canon would be a close second behind Nikon. I have friends who use Canons. Their biggest problem is they have a habit of changing lensmounts now and then which means you have to scrap all your old glass if you upgrade biodies when they do.
A Nikon lens from 1959 forward will mount to a new DSLR with a $10 modification and anything from 1977 will mount without a modification.
They won't of course have AF or AE ... but that's only because they never did in the first place. But they will work perfectly if you know how to use a manual focus camera.
I have Nikons from a 1959 F, an F2, F3, and F4.
I finally bought a basic DSLR about 2 yrs ago and never looked back.
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