Friday, September 26, 2008

Farewell To The Boys Of Summer

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An empty Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, near the end of the day and the baseball season. The Cards are finishing with a record just over .500, far behind the division-leading Chicago Cubs. The final game is this Sunday, which ShadowyOne, her husband and I will attend. Baseball is the only sport I follow. I love its nuggets of brilliance, intellectual strategies, lack of intentional violence and living, breathing time scale, not tied to a clock.

WHAT I GOT TODAY: a photographer's vest. My brilliant wife suggested this. I usually schlep around with two cameras, one with a mid-range lens and tho other with a heavy telephoto, plus a gear bag over one shoulder that weighs, well, too much. The idea with the vest is that it has big pockets all over the place to hold all your photo gizmos, distribute the weight evenly across your shoulders and eliminate the need for the bag. Good investment.

TOMORROW: baseball memories, containing information never before revealed on this blog.

8 comments:

Shades of Gray said...

That is a great photo. I love how the sun is trying to peek through the clouds in the background.

Virginia said...

Stunning photo S.T. What a grand stadium it is. I'm afraid I don't share your love of baseball but I can appreciate this view! Baseball for me is like watching paint dry, but I am sure if and when my grandchildren are at bat that will a different story.

Wayne said...

This is a very pleasant scene. It gave me a smile.

How do you get in the stadium? it looks to be closed.

I don't follow professional sports but baseball appeals most to me.

Blognote said...

This is a great photo with the colours put to extreme. Wonderful contrast!

Tash said...

I've been by that stadium. It's great from the outside too. This photo of it is increadible.

Mary Helen said...

All how much I love this photo!

Ben said...

Wow, it is breathtaking shot!

• Eliane • said...

Oh wow, two cameras! You and i are at the complete antipodes: I walk around with my iPhone in my pocket, lol.

This picture is gorgeous. The sky is fabulous!!