Friday, August 31, 2007

My own version of "Friday Night Lights"

So...what happens when you work for a company that owns small newspapers, and everyone "qualified" ie trained to do sports photography is already going to one or two football games on a Friday night?

They send in the second string....aka...me!

So, they called me at 4 p.m. to say they needed pics at the Joplin High School vs. Waynesville High School Football game (fortunately in Joplin).

Carthage and Neosho needed Joplin pics for the Game Night coverage and for Sunday's papers (they don't have a Sat. paper). Waynesville, also a GateHouse property, needed pics for in the morning.

So, not only was I trying to get good pics of one team, I needed good pics of BOTH teams ...aka pics that show the team in good light/touchdown, etc.

250 photos and a set of batteries later, I have 22 football pics I like (and a couple of crowd shots for me lol.)

Thank goodness, I got both teams making touchdowns. It actually was fun. Sports pics are getting easier...I can take soccer ok...guess I can do football after all....

Here are my favorite shots from tonight..enjoy...
Wonder if I'll get a raise, since I'm adding to my skill set...
ha.

Enjoy

(Edited on Sat. Sept. 1, to make pics a bit bigger, and sort by Joplin then Waynesville pics....ie Joplin pics for Carthage/Neosho papers, Waynesville for the Waynesville paper.)


Joplin Pics...
School Spirit or Crazy High School Boys, You Decide
Tackle ....I recognize this! LOL
Yeah, another tackle...

Diamond just didn't have this kind of spirit when I was in High School
Stopping a play for the end zone
Early in the game...I love the action in this shot...
Pulling away from the crowd
Tackle, aka...a pile up...
Going for a touchdown
Touchdown....I recognize this lol... I really need to learn about football.


Waynesville pics below....
Tackle

Pulling away.....

Making a break for it....#12 ran like 80 yards for a touchdown...
Passing the ball....

Um action shot...not sure where the ball was...lol

Looks like a tackle...but keep watching
Nope, he's still going.....keep watching

Touchdown! One of the first Waynesville Touchdowns.
I love this shot, because it shows the crowd, the new field and action.
Touchdown....keep watching
In the end zone...
Running with the ball

Making a run for the end zone...he didn't make it this time

2 comments:

  1. these pics are awesome! you have definitely added to your net worth! lol

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