Univ. of Pittsburgh students cheering wildly from atop Cathedral of Learning on school's campus as they look down on Forbes Field where the Pittsburgh Pirates are winning their first World Series in 35 yrs. against the NY Yankees. George Silk

Univ. of Pittsburgh students cheering wildly from atop Cathedral of Learning on school’s campus as they look down on Forbes Field where the Pittsburgh Pirates are winning their first World Series in 35 yrs. against the NY Yankees. George Silk

Capturing a Sense of Place

When you cover a big event you want to be the one that makes the photo of the big play. If you don’t then why are you there. Sometimes though the pictures that are most remembered are the ones that show a sense of place. This photo by George Silk is a great example of what you can do if you really think about what makes up the greater scene. Here these students cheering on their team makes an amazing photo. On the field below players such as Roberto Clemente, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Yogi Berra, and Bob Friend were playing the game. These were all big names at the time that cameras would be pointed at every time that they were on the field. George took a huge chance here, and it paid off big time. If the Cubs make the World Series this year it will be interesting if someone heads up to the rooftops to make a similar photo.

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About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

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