Every year the same holidays occur. It can be just another day at the stadium unless you visualize how to document them differently.
Some years you miss certain celebrations. Other years you photograph them and think how you could make it better. But having to wait an entire year to get the chance to shoot it again can easily make one forget what they wanted to do.
For Memorial Day, I knew that service members took the field with players at Oriole Park at Camden Yards - much like most other ballparks around the nation.
I totally forgot about that until when I walked to the field. It then hit me because I had forgotten my stool for the photo well.
So I risked standing in the well or take a chance and photograph the beginning of the game from the nose bleed section.
Glad I went up high because it gave the scene a very proud to be American feel, while also being graphic and clean.