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A Big, Giant, Huge Cavernous Stadium in Oakland, California

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.

Oakland Coliseum From Centerfield With a 10.5mm Fisheye Lens
Oakland Coliseum From Centerfield With a 10.5mm Fisheye Lens

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.

A view of a night game at Oakland Coliseum From the Upper Decks in Rightfield with a 10.5mm Fisheye
A view of a night game at Oakland Coliseum From the Upper Decks in Rightfield with a 10.5mm Fisheye

A Brief History of my Baseball Stadium Photographic Series

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.

A view of an early afternoon June game in 2010 at Oakland Coliseum from behind home plate with a 10.5mm Fisheye
A view of an early afternoon June game in 2010 at Oakland Coliseum from behind home plate with a 10.5mm Fisheye

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.

Oakland Coliseum Seats
Oakland Coliseum Seats

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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Other stadium tours:

Yankee Stadium * Angels Stadium * Comerica Park
Shea Stadium * Camden Yards

 

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