Saturday, June 03, 2006
Safeco Field, Seattle
On the surface, there's nothing extraordinary about a couple of guys hosing down the field before a ballgame. Fans filing into the stadium at this time are typically focused on the players warming up. They're also concentrating on finding their seats and finding some food, generally not in that order.
But I noticed no one was watching the two guys with the hoses. I thought they painted an interesting picture from my admittedly high vantage point. The perfectly cut grass and finely sorted dirt made a perfect backdrop for these two workers and their shadows. The curving hose added an interesting counterpoint to the otherwise-linear geometry of the scene.
Colors, lines and shadows...isn't this an ideal way to kickstart a long-overdue visit to a ballpark?
Your turn: What images from a baseball field do it for you? Why are ballyards magical places for some?