Sunday, March 7, 2010

Week 45, Day 313, March 6, 2010, Rebound

Last night was the last Varsity High School game of the season for the Groton team.  They lost the sectional game to Moravia.  Moravia has a great team, and plays very well.  I hope they do well in the state tournament.

I have a great sadness in my heart today.  It's not because of the loss of the game last night.   They are a great group of kids, and have worked hard.  They've had one of the best sports season on record.  Their football team won the Section for the first time in the history of the school, and went on to the State Quarterfinals.  In basketball this is the first time in the past 25 years that they have played for the Section Title.  Their achievements have been fantastic.  I rejoice in those achievements.  They have worked hard to achieve them.

The sadness comes from knowing that these guys will never play as a team again.  My son is a senior this year..  He's been playing basketball and football with the same group of guys since for almost 10 years.  A majority of them will be graduating this year and going on with their lives.  The sadness comes because I'll miss watching them play together as a team.  May they come to treasure these moments in their lives, and have great success in all that they do.  They have learned some incredible lessons along the way.  I think these success will help propel them into successful lives as adults.

As far as the photo is concerned my son is on the left in this photo getting ready for a rebound against Moravia's top scorer.  I thought it was a great action shot.

Lessons Learned:
  • Some professional sports arenas have incredible lighting.  This was by far the best place to take basketball photos that I have ever encountered.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/250 sec, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 3200, Focal Length 200 mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, handheld.


imagidiem said...

Fine words to match a fine photo.

My son is a sophomore and I treasure each lacrosse game he plays.

Kcalpesh said...

Expressions captured perfectly!

Pixellicious Photos

Sandra said...

Great shot! Nice color. I'm glad your son had a great year and he will have some memories to treasure. I guess you can look forward to college games in the near future? Good luck to him and his team mates.