Fireworks at the Coliseum

Photos of the Day
Oakland’s O.Co Coliseum

{ Nikon D80 } – {10.5mm fisheye lens }
{10 second exposure} – { f/18 } – { ISO 100 }


 

Fireworks boom above the O.co Coliseum after an Oakland A's baseball game.
Fireworks boom above the O.co Coliseum after an Oakland A’s baseball game.

 

 


Fireworks Night at the Oakland Coliseum

On Friday, August 1, 2014, the Oakland Athletics baseball team hosted the Kansas City Royals.

Considering the A’s are doing well this season, the Coliseum is often quite crowded.

However, the stadium was bursting at the seams this evening; with kids of all ages awaiting the post game fireworks extravaganza.

Lucky me; all those extra fans made my game-time photographs extra exciting.

 

I waited two innings for the A's to score a run so this photograph could have cheering fans in it. Alas, they lost the baseball game 1-0.
I waited two innings for the A’s to score a run so this photograph could have cheering fans in it. Alas, they lost the baseball game 1-0.

 

This was the view from our seats.
This was the view from our seats.

 

The upper decks are mostly closed off during baseball season.
The upper decks are mostly closed off during baseball season.

 


Photographing the Fireworks at O.Co Coliseum

First, the Oakland Athletics lost to the Kansas City Royals.

Then, a sold out crowd was invited to sit on the outfield grass and enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks above the baseball stadium

The theme was “Superheroes;” though, I can’t say the display made me think of Batman, Superman or anyone else.

. . .

Tripod Photography

Perhaps the most amazing part of the evening was that A’s security let me into the O.Co Colosseum with my tripod.

Thank goodness; because every firework photograph you see is a 10 second exposure.

 

BOOM! BLAM! FIREWORKS!
BOOM! BLAM! FIREWORKS!

 

I guess these fireworks were supposed to make me think of a superhero flying?
I guess these fireworks were supposed to make me think of a superhero flying?

 

Fans storm the field after the baseball game.
Fans storm the field after the baseball game.

 

A dense fog of smoke covered the baseball stadium after fireworks night.
A dense fog of smoke covered the baseball stadium after fireworks night.

 


Here’s one last look at the photo of the day from Oakland’s O.co Coliseum

Each of these firework photographs were made using a 10 second exposure and a fisheye lens
Each of these firework photographs were made using a 10 second exposure and a fisheye lens


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