Football season is in full swing. By game time these last few Friday nights, the temperature is hovering in the low 60s. I’m loving every minute of it.
This last weekend, one of our county schools, Knightstown, was facing their rival of Eastern Hancock. It was a blow-out in Knightstown’s favor. 41-6.
As the season goes on, the sun is setting earlier and earlier which means I continue to crank up the ISO. Cropping in from my 200mm starts to look pretty atrocious at 1600. Where is my 400mm f/2.8?
Here are a few of my favorites from the game.
If you’re going to utilize a secondary camera at any sport, football is the one for it. At a moments notice, a developing play can head towards the sidelines. Everyone has their own way of quickly switching cameras. For me, I keep my 1D with a 70-200 f/2.8 slung around my neck. My backup camera, a not-so-trusty D30 (yes, circa 1998) with a 24-70 f/2.8, hangs on my right shoulder. When needed, I can completely let go of my camera with long glass and quickly bring my backup to my eye.
I had a quarterback scramble for the sideline right at me during this game. I reached for my camera and started shooting at 24mm. Here is the sequence.
That was a close one.