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Photos from Game 2 of the Mazda 2008 All-Star Game

by on Aug.03, 2008 @ 9:55 am, under NPB

I'm not exactly ecstatic with my shots... You'll probably find that quite a few are a bit over-exposed or fuzzy... This has to do with the new zoom lens that I was using. I'm still not quite used to it and I'm still trying to get the settings just right.

You can see the rest of the images over at Flickr.

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6 comments on “Photos from Game 2 of the Mazda 2008 All-Star Game

  1. knucklehead7

    Thank you so much for posting these! The shots look good to me, and it’s really great to be able to see something that we otherwise would have limited access to.

    Was this your first time in the stadium at Yokohama?

  2. Gwynar

    Yep, first time. My gf had been there a couple of times before, back when the Yokohama Bay Stars were called the Yokohama Taiyo Whales (1978-1992).

    The stadium is pretty old, but I really enjoyed it quite a bit. I wanted to get more shots of the actual stadium, but I was too caught up in the game.

    What’s really nice about the stadium is that there are seats going all around pretty much the entire stadium, except for where the scoreboard is. And past that is the Standing-Only section, which also goes around the entire stadium, save for the scoreboard section.

    There’s also a high tower with a platform where a video controller moves a camera back and forth along a wire that goes from behind the backstop all the way to the right field area. I think the press boxes are at field level and the concession stands are contained underneath the stands behind the home plate area. So really, up above field level all you have are seats and nothing else.

    The area where I sat was up on a huge incline. The first 30-40 rows are on a slight incline, back past that the incline gets much steeper. I think you can sort of see in the 1-2 shots I took of the stands.

  3. knucklehead7

    I like the one of the scoreboard from the homerun derby because it seems to give some context of what the area around the stadium must be like.

  4. Gwynar

    It never occurred to me to take images of the skyline while I was actually there. If only I could go back in time.

    BTW: Aoki had a pretty nice day going 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and an rbi. I think I uploaded 3 shots of Aoki from the game. I have a bunch more, but they’re pretty much the same thing.

  5. knucklehead7

    You can really see the leg kick on one of the shots you took of Aoki. Unfortunately, you also caught him swinging one-handed on the weak fly ball.

  6. Gwynar
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    You can really see the leg kick on one of the shots you took of Aoki. Unfortunately, you also caught him swinging one-handed on the weak fly ball.

    I wanted to show his human side…

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