Carson Douglas Varsity Football…

WOW, what a night!

I did a Google search to find some words to describe the night “to take advantage of an opportunity” is what I “Googled”…

BENEFIT – to get help or an advantage from something

GET – to obtain a benefit or have a positive feeling when you do something

GAIN – to get a benefit or advantage for yourself

EXPLOIT – to use a situation so that you get benefit from it

GRASP – to take advantage of an opportunity when it happens

You take your pick, at any one point in this game these words hit the nail on the head…

Here are some image to show the night… (see my blurb at the bottom of this post about MY night…)

Douglas started off with a big opening pass play… I got the shot but it’s blurry… this is a case of the play’s going… whoa… it’s going there… pan and click, hope, nope! Sometimes you get it, sometimes you get it close, sometimes you don’t… well… this started my night…

Here’s one of several runs by Sophomore Joey Thurman… I love it when the Carson kids chant, He’s a Sophomore, He’s a Sophomore… makes me chuckle.

 Then Carson took to the air with Brock Pradere… this catch… remember the whoa it’s going there… point, click, hope… nope… well… no joke, on the spot I thought to myself that I’d mess with some color plugins I just got with this shot… switching to the “artistic” mode of photography on the fly… the elements are there, I know who it is, I have the ball… let me know what you think about the effect!

Douglas’ “big” back, he can pound out some yards!

Then Carson went to the air again… I see a pattern developing here… “whoa, pan, click, hope…”  ehh… on this one… the ball in the hands is in the gallery… I liked this one better…

… and the celebration… this impressed me.  “Why” you ask, it’s just teammates celebrating… it’s WHO that impressed me.  This was a long option pass from Austin Pacheco to a wide open Brock Pradere… but this is the QB, Matt Nolan down to the end zone first to celebrate with Brock… Well done Matt…

… but Douglas wasn’t finished… Michael Nolting driving towards the end zone… sometimes you can get a cool effect, albeit unintentional, because of the low light conditions at a High School sports field…

… and Carson back driving the ball too… I like the feet off the ground!

… and the final kick… well done Austin!  But just to further ruin my night of frustration… I can’t even tell you what the camera was focusing on!  Very frustrating…

… but I kept shooting and came up with this at the end, something that I like a lot from the evening… Great game fellas, both teams, that game defined rivalry athletics.  Goods, bads, uglys, luck, excitement, drama, ups, downs, all in one package deal!

I do have to make one caveat about MY experience… and I wasn’t alone, two of the TV folks and I were talking, they were struggling as well… and pardon my abruptness here… but I flat out sucked tonight!  I had trouble with focusing and low light with the dark pants and jerseys of the Carson team (makes for too low of shutter speed to capture sharp action)… that’s not to say that everything was out of whack… just not my best night of shooting…

One thought on “Carson Douglas Varsity Football…”

  1. Aww Jeff, you still get some great shots! BUT > > > Welcome to my world when I’m trying to get pictures on my lil camera !!! LOL THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!!!

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