Saturday, August 29, 2009

Week 18, Day 120, August 29, 2009 Football Season Is Upon Us

The skies were cloudy. There was a threat of rain in the air. Thundershowers were predicted. It must be football season in the North East. The Groton Team, on which my son plays, scrimmaged against 3 other teams in Homer NY. It's a great opportunity for the coaches to work with the teams as they play another team. The coaches are on the field, as are new recruits for the officials.

I enjoy this photo because there are many things going on. Number 22 from Groton is trying to avoid stepping out of bounds. The opposing team is trying to tackle, or push him out of bounds. The chain gain, is trying to get out of the way. The fans are very close watching the whole scene.

I'll be taking a lot of football photos in the coming weeks. The scrimmages are also a good time for me to practice my skills as a photographer. It should be a great fall.

Lessons Learned:
  • Photography skills become rusty when I don't practice them. Sports photography requires different skills, and each sport requires a different way of shooting. The photography needs to be practiced to stay on top of getting the best photos.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/1000, Aperture f/5.0, ISO 400, Focal Length 108 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 176mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, hand held.


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

not surprised it was 1/1000 second!

RuneE said...

You have certainly got action in this picture! American football is virtually unknown here, but to me it seems that you have it nailed down.