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October 8, 2011 was a cold Saturday, and the threat of rain had hung in the air all day, sounds like perfect football weather to me! My Step-Dad has season tickets for BYU football and because of some work related conflicts he wasn’t able to attend the Homecoming game this year, so he generously offered them up to me. I took my wife, son, and a nephew along for some action under the lights. It was a late televised game so kickoff wasn’t until 8 pm.
I’ve wanted to take my son to a football game for awhile but haven’t had the opportunity so when free tickets came up even to the “other team” (I’m a U of U guy, that means BYU’s in state rival for all you non-Utahns) I couldn’t pass it up.
So we bundled up, brought the rain gear (not needed as it cleared up at sunset) and squeezed ourselves into the too small seats on the 25 yard line and enjoyed the show.
I used the 18-200mm and although I wish I had had a 70-300mm, I was still pleased with the results of my first football shoot. I shot everything that night at a really high ISO 1600-2000 I didn’t use noise reduction on any of the shots as I wanted to show you how decent the D7000 is at high ISO’s.
Those sissy looking pink shoes are for a good cause – October is Breast Cancer awareness month, represented by pink.
Nothing great photo wise, but I did have a great time with my Wife and the boys and since BYU won 29-16 it was a good game as well.