Old Yankee Stadium After A Game
I made this photo in 2008 just after a game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox. That day my White Sox did not fare so well, but that was not the point of the trip. The point of the trip was to see Yankee Stadium before it was torn down. We were very excited to see the House that Ruth Built. Before the game we stood in line to see Monument Park out in left field. Once inside the stadium we toured the grounds to see it from different angles. A park with the history of Yankee Stadium deserved to be taken in. We did just that. You can see where the great like Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio, Reggie Jackson, Yogi Berra, Babe Ruth, and many more took the field. The field stadium around the field may have changed over time, but this was the place where the greats played. This was a great baseball trip as we were able to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame, Shea Stadium, and old Yanked Stadium all in one trip. A gesture by Mother Nature allowed us to see a doubleheader in Shea Stadium as well. Now New York has two new stadiums to replace the ones that we saw that week in 2008. Another trip may have to be added to the calendar.
Bringing the Photo to Life with Matt Kloskowski’s HDR in Black and White Preset
This was an okay photo. The wide range of light really was not playing well for me. When I brought it into Lightroom 5 I still did not know what I was going to do with it. I tried some of the color presets, but I was just not feeling them. For some reason though I loved how this strong HDR in Black and White preset by Matt Kloskowski looked with the image. A couple of fine tune adjustments were all that was really needed. The preset made the wire holding the backstop netting a bit too bright so I darkened it using a brush inside of Lightroom 5. After that the photo was ready to publish to SmugMug.
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