Friday, September 4, 2009

Week 19, Day 134, September 4, 2009, "Getting ready for the Game"

Tonight was the first football game of the regular season for the Groton team. They faced a formidable opponent, and played well. I took over 1000 photos at the game.

Here are the boys before the game has begun.

Lessons Learned:
  • When the lights were on, and it was dark, I had the shutter speed to fast, and the photos were very dark. I'll have to use a shutter speed of 250 next time. I have to relearn the settings every year. Maybe with the blog, I can look up previous years settings.
  • I find that I'm finding ways to more naturally stabilize the lens. Tonight I got down on one knee, and put my other knee up. I would then place my elbow on the knee that was up, and steady the bottom of the lens with my hand.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/320, Aperture f/4.0, ISO 800, Focal Length 75 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 122mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, hand held.


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

good colorful shot Steve! Was your son happy?

Anonymous said...

Saw the score of the game. You all held your own in the first half - not an easy thing to do against Forks. Good game and nice shot!

Gallow said...

My son played well, but was very tired. He was disappointed with the score. Forks is a very strong team that has won titles the last 7 out of 8 years. They were a class B school for several years and is now class C. We're a class D school, so were a much smaller school. I think the team did well, especially the first 1/2.