Tag: Blue Jays

At the Game

Last Saturday my wife and I were guests of a good friend and his girlfriend at a Jays game at the Dome. (I still prefer the old name!). We had amazing seats!

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 50mm/f2 Heliar lens
Eastman Double-X film @ EI 400, developed in TMax developer

Timewarp Tuesday: One In a Million?

Today’s image “from the vault” is one I had forgotten about, and it is in so many ways from a different era: first, it is from a Toronto Blue Jays game in the early 1980’s, back when they played at the horrible Exhibition stadium. On the positive side, back then you could get a really good ticket (like I had for this game) for a reasonable price. You could also get a really horrible ticket for $1.50 in the outfield seats.

I was shooting Ektachrome for this game, push processed to either E.I. 400 or 800, and the shot below, snapped just as the bat was about to hit the ball, was one in a million. One advantage of my old Yashica SLR (compared to so many digital cameras) was no shutter lag; shutter lag would have made this picture impossible.

Jays at Exhibition Stadium, 1980's