My oldest Grandson Alec played catcher for one of the Millsap little league teams. Here are a few images from a game against their future team-mates… the other Millsap Bulldogs. The good guys won.
I was using the Nikon D700 with a Sigma 150-500 handheld from the outfield fence. Low light was clearly not a problem. Some of these were shot toward the sun and I had to adjust in post processing. But the goal was to get a few memorable photos of my boy playing ball so I am pleased. In this grandpa’s opinion it is nearly impossible to take a BAD photo of Alec unless I leave the lens cap on.
I stopped by the now retired Rams Stadium of Mineral Wells where the high school football team played for may decades before their modern stadium was completed several years ago. Anyone would agree that the new stadium with its modern spacious press box, improved and expanded seating and perfect location is better in every way. But this old stadium was full of charm and everyone who played, coached or officiated at the stadium will share fond memories about the its uniqueness and charm. When a field goal or PAT was kicked during night games the ball would disappear from view in the thick oak trees that encroached in and over the field right at the goal posts. You can see this in some of the images below.
The facility is used today by a semi-pro team and recreational soccer and the grass field still looks great.
Tailgating before the game
Brad at Frog Alley
I got quite a few keeper images from Saturday’s TCU/CSU basketball game at Daniel Meyer Coliseum. I was shooting from our seats in section C and the 13th row. Using Nikon D700 and a Nikkor AF-D 80-200mm f/2.8
There are several action sequences but watch J.R. Cadot clean-up his missed shot with a great rebound and put-back. Another where Thorn dishes a nice baseline pass to Cadot for an assist and finish by Cadot. Another series of one of many of Williams’ patented low post shots and an impressive slam by Green. I missed the focus on McKinney’s powerful slam in the first half but I show him about to go up strong. There is a sweet jumper from Thorn and a nice pass from Anderson.
The TCU Showgirls work hard too so we can’t forget them. Plus our granddaughters could care less about the basketball but they love the Showgirls.
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These images are from my first attempt to shoot basketball. I was shooting from my seats at TCU’s Daniel Meyer Coliseum. I was using a Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 AF-D lens handheld with the Nikon D700. Lessons learned include using a faster shutter speed (used 1/500) and exposure compensation to make up for the poor lighting. If I had been real serious about getting true keepers I would have moved closer to floor level. On this day I was there to practice and learn something while enjoying a TCU win.
Kyan Anderson goes high for a finger roll against UT Pan Am.
A nice dunk serious by J.R. Cadot
Chad Wakefield and I made it out to Weatherford’s Roo Stadium to watch a 2nd round playoff game between Snyder and Kennedale. I got a chance to try out my Nikon D700. Here some of the better images. Click on the thumbnails to see the larger image.
Here are a few images from the Weatherford Kangaroo 2011 homecoming game.