Are you ready for some football? Yesterday was the 5th annual football game between my Son, his friends and Law Enforcement. Even though the thermometer said it was 57 degrees, there was a 50 mph wind blowing (well okay maybe that’s a stretch) so it made for some watery eyes and cold fingers.
Mark had a great game. We only stayed for the first half and in the time we were there he caught three passes (one was an interception) and scored a touch down. The image above is of him about to catch a pass from his quarterback. You may have to look twice to see the football but if you look at the light standard the football is right in the middle just above the pine tree. 🙂
Couple things became apparent to me right away. One is that you need to stand a lot while shooting football (unlike basketball where you get to set.) I don’t do standing very well for long periods of time. The second thing I learned is that as hard as it is to shoot eagles with a long lens, trying to follow the football is even harder. The Tamron is a pretty inexpensive lens (when it comes to long lenses) but it does a decent job. It is a little soft on action shots but is much better if the subject is not moving. I was using a mono pod but with the wind it was not going to be a tack sharp day for photographing.
The above image is after Mark caught the football he ran it in for a touch down. YEA!
The proud Mother was freezing. Once I came back from the field at half time she said (or asked) are you ready to go? I was indeed. I didn’t have a hat and just a light wind breaker. Of course the players were all wearing tee shirts and shorts. But then again they are young! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your week. Be careful.