Saturday, May 24, 2008

spring high school football

The Carlisle Bison Class 2A football team held its annual spring game on Friday night. Carlisle is the only school that I cover that held a public scrimmage. It was a lot of fun shooting football other than regular spring practice. It is fun getting to see the players put on the jerseys even if they are the old ones that haven't been used in game situations in more than 5 years.
I used my Canon EOS 40D and a 70-200 2.8L non-IS lens with a 1.4 extender. The game started at 6 p.m. so I didn't have to use a flash. It was overcast so I think I was using 1250 ISO most of the time.
I can't wait for September to get here for junior high and high school regular-season action.


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Climbing the ladder of success

Photographer Andy Shupe of stands on a ladder while shooting the Class 7A state softball tournament in Russellville on Saturday. We were told, for the second year in a row, that photographers couldn't be on the field and that the Ark. Activities Association had a rule for safety sake.

Well, I guess the lower classifications, like 2A baseball, for the second year in a row, didn't mind b/c they wanted all the publicity they could get. I did, however, bring a short stool and was able to shoot over the fence. Andy was able to get a ladder from the Russellville AD. That is why Andy rocks! and he needs to join too.


Monday, May 5, 2008

The Golden Bear

On Monday, May 5, I was fortunate enough to shoot the Jackson T. Stephens Charitable Golf Tournament kids clinic and golfing legend Jack Nicklaus was there to conduct the clinic.
Getting to see the Golden Bear was one of the highlights of my career. I was just glad that Tiger and his caddie Steve Williams (not to be confused with Dr. Death Steve Williams) wasn't there! ha ha