Harrison vs. Hamilton Southeastern Photo Gallery

With a new lens I tried some different things tonight. I never put my big lens on opting instead to try and keep things close to me. I really liked the results that I got. I could keep my shutter speed high doing this, and I think the pictures came out much better. I also shot the game entirely in manual mode. I usually shoot in shutter priority so that I only have to worry about one aspect of the picture. Tonight I went full manual, and it worked out pretty well. Here are a few that I liked for one reason or another:

Now I know where Eric Taylor wound up after he left Dillon

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Gary Harris Finds the End Zone, Tom Crean Can’t Find Gary

Matt Painter had no trouble finding the field tonight

As I said before I picked up a new lens for my camera after work tonight so I decided to head to a football game to try it out. I really had every intention of checking out a game at a new stadium. I knew that Lafayette Harrison was in town so I took off that way. I really had no idea who they were even playing until I saw Matt Painter standing near the players entrance to the field. I looked at my program and sure enough #4 Gary Harris was playing for Hamilton Southeastern. I was talking to some members of the Royals staff during the game, and I found out that Tom Crean was supposed to be at the game, but had not shown up yet. Later on I found out that he had gotten himself lost on 52. I am sure that some nice Boiler fans gave him great directions. I left at halftime with the score 35-0 HSE so I never did find out if Crean made it to the game. Continue reading

Central Catholic vs. West Lafayette Photo Gallery

Here are some of the pictures that I liked from last night’s great game. The one that makes me sick comes near the end of the gallery. Danny Anthrop made a great run for his second touchdown of the night which included a nice leap over a couple of players. I got the shot, but had my camera set up wrong after taking some pictures during a timeout. I guess you learn a little each time you shoot, and I learned that you have to always check your camera settings.

The coaches talk prior to the big game

The drum at the stadium

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Central Catholic Takes One Away From West Lafayette in a Battle of #1’s

This was a hard fought game all the way through

With nothing else to do tonight I grudgingly drove back to Central Catholic’s field to watch the game between #1 Central Catholic and #1 West Lafayette. Who am I kidding? When I realized that I would be in town this weekend I knew that I would be at this game. Two of the top schools in the state going head to head is not something to miss. When they are on opposite sides of the town that you live in you have to go. Continue reading

The Danny Anthrop Show

Danny Anthrop finds himself all alone on his way to an electrifying punt return

Tonight I continued my tour of West Lafayette high school stadiums with a trip to see Central Catholic play. Being an hour and a half away from home it really doesn’t make sense to drive that far to watch a high school team play. Instead I thought that I would check out a couple of the many schools in my area. Tonight I went across the bridge to see Purdue commit Danny Anthrop and his Central Catholic Knights. Going to the game Anthrop was the only player that I knew on the Knights. I remembered some of the Rensselaer players from seeing them at West Lafayette a couple of weeks ago. Continue reading

Friday Night Lights

A great run by one of the Rennsellaer running backs Friday night

There is something about going to a high school football game that I love. There is a smell that you start to get as you near the stadium. Part of it is the hot dogs and popcorn that the parents sell at the concession stands. The other part has to do with the smells of the field. I have really missed that this fall so far. With everything going on and being so far from my hometown team I have not attended a game yet. Last night I thought it would be nice to try one. West Lafayette plays their home games less than a mile from my apartment. Why not finally get out and see a game? Continue reading