The Daily Camden

Welcome to the Daily Camden! Every day, Welcome To Baltimore, Hon! is bringing you a new image of Camden Yards – the building, the fans, the players, the unknown – from photographers throughout the greater Baltimore community.

Every day will bring a different view by a different photographer, documenting life in and around Camden Yards during the 2010 baseball season.

October 3, 2010

Photo: Stacy Spaulding

Photographer’s Moment: “Billy Ho of Arbutus is optimistic about the team’s chances next season. The other side reads ‘Buck Fever.’ ”

The Daily Camden Gallery

September 1, 2010

Photo: Harry Bosk

Photographer’s Moment: “BEER MAN!”

September 2, 2010

Photo: Caryn Coyle

Photographer’s Moment: “Pink clouds over Camden Yards as Hurricane Earl (Weaver!) approached the East Coast.”

September 3, 2010

Photo: Max Robinson

Photographer’s Moment: “Die-hard O’s fan Zach Lyon psyches himself up for an 8th inning comeback shortly before the Birds’ 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.”

September 4, 2010

Photo: Lisa Singer

Photographer’s Moment: “Going nuts for the Birds!!!”

September 5, 2010

Photo: Dan Cuddy

Photographer’s Moment: “My grandson Kyle standing with a giant bobblehead of the Oriole Bird during an 8 to 7 win over Tampa Bay.

September 6, 2010

Photo: Allison Sheldon

Photographer’s Moment: “Sports Legends and phantom Navy cadets …”

September 7, 2010

Photo: Macon Street Books

Photographer’s Moment: “Cut and paste, sugar . . .”

September 8, 2010

Photo: Sharon Reuter

Photographer’s Moment: “Shooting the Daily Camden project this late in the season puts you at a disadvantage because so many good shots have been taken since April. At this point, I am thinking what hasn’t been done yet? So I went crazy with color to make this shot unique.”

September 9, 2010

Photo: Bruce Goldfarb

Photographer’s Moment: “Crowds around the stadium were light with the O’s between games on the road.”

September 10, 2010

Photo: Dean Bartoli Smith

Photographer’s Moment: “A crying shame…”

September 11, 2010

Photo: Rafael Alvarez

Photographer’s Moment: “The Yard’s ‘Honor Award for Architecture’ plaque on the north side of the stadium.”

September 12, 2010

Photo: Jonathan Pine, Jr.

Photographer’s Moment: “The changing of the Bird!”

September 13, 2010

Photo: Brooke Hall

Photographer’s Moment: “BLUE!”

September 14, 2010

Photo: Beth Sherring

Photographer’s Moment: “A Showalter kind of night!”

September 15, 2010

Photo: Richard Byrne

Photographer’s Moment: “For me, the charm of Camden Yards is as much history as baseball. What other stadium is located on such a significant historical site — the first bloodshed of the Civil War during the Pratt Street riots of 1861.”

September 16, 2010

Photo: Jim Burger

Photographer’s Moment: “The great writer Tom Nugent, author of the story collection ‘Dispensations from Reality” at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore.”

September 17, 2010

Photo: Glenn Donithan

Photographer’s Moment: “Brooks backs up Cal on the skin of the infield…”

September 18, 2010

Photo: Moriah Davis

Photographer’s Moment: “We jumped out of the car, took the picture and jumped back in!”

September 19, 2010

Photo: Pamela Wood

Photographer’s Moment: “The Yankess fans were loud during Sunday’s game, but O’s fans all of a sudden got super-loud. I looked over the railing and saw this young O’s fan in the left field lower deck seats!”

September 20, 2010

Photo: Macon Street Books

Photographer’s Moment: “An Alvarez photo of a Burger photo of Nugent on hallowed ground . . .”

September 21, 2010

Photo: Edgar L. Davis

Photographer’s Moment: “While the O’s were away, workmen left some doors open to the club/suite Level. A blackbird flew in, and unable to find a way out, became trapped. I found it perched in a window overlooking the football stadium. Too bad it wasn’t a Raven.”

September 22, 2010

Photo: Rafael Alvarez

Photographer’s Moment: “Now that Buck has the team winning and the name “Baltimore” has been restored to the away jerseys, it’s time to bring back the cartoon bird . . .”

September 23, 2010

Photo: Edwin Remsberg

Photographer’s Moment: “Another Memorial Stadium photo on a day when the assigned Daily Camden photo struck out. Of this pic, Remsberg said, “O’s vs White Sox, 1986. I probably should have just quit shooting baseball as soon as I shot it because I never felt like I got anything near as good on the diamond after this.”

September 24, 2010

Photo: Bruce Goldfarb

Photographer’s Moment: “The warehouse and stadium lend themselves to a vintage treatment.”

September 25, 2010

Photo: Macon Street Books

Photographer’s Moment: “Leon Day Way obscured . . .”

September 26, 2010

Photo: John Elliott / Rohan Photo Agency

Photographer’s Moment: “First Oriole plaque beyond the flag court . . .”

September 27, 2010

Photo: Joyce Murphy

Photographer’s Moment: “A dreary day outside. Inside, south warehouse lobby attendant assists a business tenant. Chris has been overseeing Security Control at 351 W Camden for the past three years with a smile.”

September 28, 2010

Photo: Virginia Remsberg

Photographer’s Moment: “At first when I saw the seats being cleaned, I thought they were sweeping them with a broom; then I realized that it was a pressure-washer with a broom-shaped spray. I thought, Wow — I’m really glad the seats get pressure-washed. Then I thought, Yuck — the seats have to be pressure-washed.”

September 29, 2010

Photo: Lauren Barnhart

Photographer’s Moment: “My first trip ever to Camden Yards…”

September 30, 2010

Photo: Bruce Goldfarb

Photographer’s Moment: “A drizzly fall day near the end of the baseball season.”

October 1, 2010

Photo: Unknown

Photographer’s Moment: “Old scoreboard from Memorial Stadium, 33rd street. Notice the score and the winning team.”

October 2, 2010

Photographer’s Moment: “Dimensions of the old ball yard on 33rd street.”

October 3, 2010

Photo: Stacy Spaulding

Photographer’s Moment: “Billy Ho of Arbutus is optimistic about the team’s chances next season. The other side reads ‘Buck Fever.’ “

The Daily Camden Archive

April 2010

May 2010

June 2010

July 2010

August 2010

Extra Innings

About the author

Rafael Alvarez has lived in Baltimore his entire life except for a brief and cautionary exile in Hollywood. A former City Desk rewrite man for the Baltimore Sun, his best-known works include "The Fountain of Highlandtown" and the on-going "Orlo & Leini" stories, each detailing life in Crabtown, USA. Alvarez also worked as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun prior to starting a career in television. He has worked as a writer and story editor on the Home Box Office drama series The Wire and a writer and producer on the crime dramas Life and The Black Donnellys. He has written several books including a guide to The Wire, a non-fiction guide to the archdiocese in Baltimore, a short-fiction anthology and two collections of his journalism.


  1. Elliott says:

    So very cool to see my Picture up there and it was an Honor & Pleasure to Shoot Day 1 of what I see as a Great Baseball Season in Baltimore GO O’s

  2. Stacy Spaulding says:

    Beautiful! Love the contrast of the blossoms and the sky.

  3. J. Kelly Lane says:

    Nice shot, Heather!

  4. Becky Latrobe says:

    Very cool Heather. I love the IR shots. Makes me want to head downtown to a game’

  5. Lea's Mom says:

    A true slice of Baltimore baseball magic — they come any way they can, even if it means using a cane!

  6. Lauren says:

    hahahahah those are my brothers.

  7. Johnny Smith says:

    Bruce you are the man. thnx for pputting us on the site we look gooood. greatly appreciated and thnx
    great job

  8. The Baltimore Chopthebal says:

    April 16th… best one yet!

  9. babe & bromo tower: my favorite one so far. simple. elegant. crabtown.

  10. J. Kelly Lane says:

    I like how it looks like Babe is checking the time in Buls shot.

  11. Caryn says:

    This is so well done. From the word “Orioles” in orange on the green trash cans to the Orioles’ pictures under the lamps, all lined up toward that infamous Bromo Seltzer Tower (love the babe checking out the time shot too!)

  12. J. Kelly Lane says:

    Hey, Bryan, I got chased off this morning, too! Got some line of bs about needing to have papers from MSA to shoot pics, even from the freakin’ sidewalk on Camden Street! I just dumped the tripod & kept on moving and shooting. Heads up to anyone else involved in this project. Be prepared to be hassled.

    • Bryan Vana says:

      Yeah, they tried to tell me I had to apply for a permit. I already had a couple of shots so I asked them if I could just leave the property with the ones I had… frustrating considering the number of people with point and shoots that were photographing their small children in front of the statues. I settled and made my way over to the Hilton instead. You can see the other shots at my Flickr.

      • Bruce Goldfarb says:

        You don’t need a permit to take a photo, fer crying out loud. What do they think this, Arizona?

  13. Bryan Vana says:

    Oh, and good luck to everyone else who is participating. Looking forward to seeing your work.

  14. J. Kelly Lane says:

    Bryan, I looked at your flickr. Love the “First Flush”. I recommend everyone to check it out. Nice vintage quality to it.

  15. NANCY HARDY says:


  16. Jim says:

    Caryn, that should be an easy choice, the NEW YORK YANKEES. A basebal legend.

  17. Liz Smith says:

    This is such a great project,I was fortunate to watch my 14 year old making his way around and through Camden Yard yesterday in honor of today’s shot. His transformation from a kid interested in my camera to a young man with multiple cameras slung over his shoulders,well in truth, words escape me. Watching him chase the light,and switch out lenses and set up shots was a gift. Thanks for encouraging young photographers to take advantage of this chance Rafael!

  18. Beautiful, Leslie. I love the birds.

  19. Caryn says:

    i didn’t even know a memorial garden was at Camden Yards. This is glorious!

    • D.R. Belz says:

      Thanks, Caryn!
      That was fun to shoot. Glad to be a part.
      Just before I shot this, I had a great big corned beef sandwich in Attman’s that literally melted in my mouth…
      Now, if we can just get the dynamic link on my photo to work!

  20. Anne Haddad says:

    The sight of Camden Yards while coming from the south is always a comforting sight that reminds me of the feeling of having had a great time in Rehoboth Beach, Washington or Annapolis, but glad to be almost home.

  21. Love the photo, Jennifer! It looks like you’re throwing the baseball, actually!

  22. And I just saw your website, Jennifer. Your photos remind me a bit of those of Diane Arbus, only with a hometown flavor. Like ‘em.

  23. Amy says:

    i didn’t even know a memorial garden was at Camden Yards. This is glorious!

  24. caryn says:

    Fabulous picture, Amelia. Didn’t orange high tops complete the ensemble?

  25. M. Champion says:

    Very Rubenesque… Rick Rubin

  26. nugget says:

    yea yea yea! Sam!

  27. Anne Haddad says:

    What an original shot with the sprinklers. And I clicked on the photographer’s name to see another photo by her — loved that one, too.

  28. Loved the water connection shot by Edwin Remsberg. We crossed paths years ago and I forgot how really good a photographer he is. Beautiful in its simplicity and the most unusual shot of Camden Yards to date. Nice tie in to the crazy weather we are experiencing also.

  29. sky of blue and SEA OF GREEN ….

    this could be my favorite one yet ….

  30. Anne Haddad says:

    It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater. He wanted a job in Bob’s rock ‘n’ roll band.

  31. drs says:

    July 12 is the cutest one yet. Nice job Ken and Alex.

  32. beautiful job on aug. 5 tony.

  33. Susie Fitzhugh says:

    what happened to Jennifer’s icture of the seven girls at Camden Yards? It was there this morning but has now disappeared!

  34. pub fan says:

    nice shot, great colors!

  35. Joyce says:

    Good job Angelo.

  36. Rosalia Scalia says:

    Good Eye, Angelo!

  37. DRB says:

    Lorraine Whittlesey’s “Superman guarding Camden Yards” (8/24) wins most creative use of point-of-view. Clever, clever. Stacey Spaulding’s bag of balls at the Rangers bullpen (8/19) wins best subject matter.

  38. I love seeing my photo here :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  39. Caryn says:

    Perfect pix for the ending of the Daily Camden. Bravo! (for both the pix and the whole series)

  40. Wayne says:

    Thanks, Rafael and WTBH, for organizing, running, curating and serving as host.

  41. […] Welcome to Baltimore, Hon website on Monday, where I’ll be the featured photographer for the Daily Camden […]

  42. Wilhelmina says:

    YMMD with that ansrwe! TX


Trackbacks for this post

  1. Rafael Alvarez creates Baltimore’s Daily Camden Project «
  2. Transmodern Festival | What Weekly
  3. Christopher Llewellyn Reed @ Stevenson » Blog Archive » My May 8, 2010, contribution to “The Daily Camden”
  4. The Chop Around the Web « The Baltimore Chop
  5. Baltimore Maryland Commercial and Event Photographer | Baltimore Maryland Photographer Gail Montgomery Photography - The Blog
  6. Dr. Spaulding » Blog Archive » Welcome to Camden Yards, Hon
  7. Celebrating freedom on Independence Day « Pamela Wood
  8. Check me out on The Daily Camden « Pamela Wood
  9. Janet Little Jeffers Photography » May 11, 2010 – The Daily Camden
  10. Good job, Orioles! « Pamela Wood
  11. More Camden Yards photos « Pamela Wood
  12. » Take a photo for the Daily Camden » Blog Archive
  13. » My last picture for The Daily Camden » Blog Archive
  14. Live and in person: The Daily Camden Project « Pamela Wood
  15. The Daily Camden | What Weekly Magazine
  16. CityLit Festival 2010 | What Weekly Magazine
  17. Sestak! Our Bi-Weekly Political Roundup | The Baltimore Chop
  18. The Daily Camden and 10 Mistakes | The Baltimore Chop
  19. Orioles Opening Day @ Camden Yards Today | The Baltimore Chop

Leave a Comment