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I spent endless hours photographing Candlestick Park. I would roam all around the Stick before sitting down to enjoy the SF Giants games.
The Sony JumboTron was one of the highlights at Candlestick Park. Of course, it is natural for all the fans to be focused on the JumboTron during the game to see the video highlights, News of the Day, and clips from movies. But I went a step further in my photographs of the different perspectives of the JumboTron.
I’ve always liked large televisions even before our current big flatscreen televisions existed. So I was drawn to the JumboTron since it was the ultimate big screen TV for that era.
I also loved photographing different aspects of lighting. With the JumboTron, I focused from the bottom to the top and the different sides. I used a 300 mm zoom lens to take the close up photographs of JumboTron. The close-up photographs show the detail of the grid with the different lighting underneath. The detailed structure of the JumboTron gave interesting patterns. In photograph #10, I walked underneath the JumboTron to show what was underneath.
To be a good photographer means to examine your subject from top to bottom, from one side to the other side, and from inside to the outside. I’ve learned to pay attention to the details. Art can be found in these details. Often times, we miss the art in the details. Candlestick Park was a wonderful stadium for the SF Giants and the 49ers. But it was also a place where I found fine art in this stadium’s details.