Friday Night Darkness (Lights?)

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Fall sports started a couple of weeks ago and I have been busy Friday nights ever since. For many of us that means high school football. This is a time of year that I both look forward to and dread. The weather is finally cooling off and the days are becoming shorter. Unfortunately that means that the sun sets earlier and with game times starting around 7pm I am forced to deal with awful stadium lights (hence the phrase Friday Night Lights). This used to mean that I had to break out the flash-bracket-battery-pack-monopod contraption in order to stop action and get a decent exposure. Not anymore. I recently acquired a Canon EOS 7D which I have blogged about here and there. With fast lenses (f2.8 or better) and lower noise higher ISOs, football has become fun to shoot again.

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The Details of State Track and Field

© Matthew Jonas 2010

I had a couple of hours in between some of the races that I needed to cover at the 2010 State Track and Field Championships so I decided to shoot a little project. I wandered around Jeffco Stadium shooting detail shots of various track and field events in the late afternoon light. It may not be great stuff but it kept me entertained on the first of three 12 hour days ahead of me covering track. Check it out.

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