I happen to be one of the lucky few who get to travel as part of my career and I wouldnt want to be doing anything else. Throughout my first four years in baseball I have seen so many places I probably wouldnt have had the pleasure of seeing without my career. This gave me a whole new appreciation for the sights, sounds and cultures of different cities. I started taking pictures on my smart phone (8 mega pixel Nexus 6) and until recently that was plenty. Then Columbus Day weekend came and I took a trip to the Philagelphia with my girlfriend Nina and ventured upon the Philadelphia Guild Fine Arts Festival in Rittenhouse Square. Not knowing what to expect, we walked around and stopped at several vendors before finding our first photography vendor. Richard Gayle was the first and most impressive of them all. We talked to him for some time and compared photos of lighthouses on the rocky coast of Maine. He used a process that involved fusing the photo onto an aluminum backing using extremely high temperatures leaving a vibrant HD finish that seemed to glow and come alive. This display left me wanting more and wanting to learn. After a few days of research on the internet I decided it was time to invest in a camera and start my own portfolio. I landed on the Nikon D7100 with the 18-140mm lends. Below are my favorite photos of the day. You can also check new ones out all the time in my gallery. These two photos were taken in my backyard using the full Manual setting and no flash. Also remember to listen to and comment on my song of the day. Today is Matt Nathansons's Giants. Enjoy!