To honor of the fact that my hometown New York Mets are currently playing the Oakland Athletics, the first set of images from my photographic series entitled Baseball Stadium Fisheye Tour features the home of the A’s since 1968: the O.co Coliseum.
Technically, it’s only been the O.co Coliseum for a hot second. Originally Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, it also has spent time as Network Associates Coliseum, McAfee Coliseum, and Overstock.com Coliseum.
One of the main reasons I purchased my first dSLR was to take photographs of Shea Stadium during it’s final summer. I wanted to hang a beautiful print of it on my wall, but I wanted it to be one that I had taken myself rather than purchased online. And thus began an obsession.
In the years since, I have brought my gear with me to nearly a dozen stadiums, climbing up to every possible vantage point and snapping away. My 12-24mm wide angle lens does ok, but nothing beats the 10.5 fisheye lens for getting in the entire stadium.
OK, so this last one was shot with my 50mm fixed lens and not the fisheye, but it’s still in the O.co Coliseum so it makes it onto this page.
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