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theantiquetiger
09-04-2015, 09:25 AM
Just lucked up, someone I only met once, contacted me to see if I wanted an extra sideline pass to Tulane vs Duke University football game. I felt a little inadequate with my 70-200 2.8 while standing next to four photographers (one from AP, one from USA Today, one from Getty Images, & one from the local paper). All four of these guys shooting with 100-400 2.8 lenses, etc, top of the line cameras ($50,000 in equipment).

It was MUCH harder than I imagined. With just a 70-200, I had to make sure I was in the right position, etc.

Here are a few I have processed so far, MANY cropped way in, and major noise reduction.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5776/21126053432_2c80ff09c4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ybQxEy)tul18 (https://flic.kr/p/ybQxEy) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5752/20513576204_24cfa32a24_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xfHrwm)tul17 (https://flic.kr/p/xfHrwm) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5660/21136235445_fdba0571a1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ycJJqv)tul16 (https://flic.kr/p/ycJJqv) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5681/21136245115_1259dde296_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ycJMie)tul15 (https://flic.kr/p/ycJMie) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5630/21136250875_b9b2dfca01_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ycJP1x)tul14 (https://flic.kr/p/ycJP1x) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/719/21110039346_0b64508ff6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yaqteC)tul13 (https://flic.kr/p/yaqteC) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/637/21144040151_74b648fc07_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ydqJup)tul12 (https://flic.kr/p/ydqJup) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/716/21136272535_f12c6052e8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ycJVrZ)tul11 (https://flic.kr/p/ycJVrZ) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

theantiquetiger
09-04-2015, 09:27 AM
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/574/21144058611_9575b41a5c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ydqPYF)tul10 (https://flic.kr/p/ydqPYF) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5659/20948399288_5ded15f613_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xV92h5)tul9 (https://flic.kr/p/xV92h5) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/703/21126126852_527cc4e873_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ybQVuq)tul8 (https://flic.kr/p/ybQVuq) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/633/20513650894_d720dbe3c8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xfHPJ7)tul7 (https://flic.kr/p/xfHPJ7) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5680/21110083886_f4d863cbdb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yaqGty)tul6 (https://flic.kr/p/yaqGty) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/622/21144088041_0d846f544d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ydqYJ6)tul5 (https://flic.kr/p/ydqYJ6) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5771/20515228873_289a1e84cb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xfRUND)tul4 (https://flic.kr/p/xfRUND) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5803/21136325725_38f29b53b0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ycKcg4)tul3 (https://flic.kr/p/ycKcg4) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

theantiquetiger
09-04-2015, 09:29 AM
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/760/21144107051_7b530910a5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ydr5nR)tul2 (https://flic.kr/p/ydr5nR) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/737/21136340475_e0a9607fa2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ycKgDn)tul1 (https://flic.kr/p/ycKgDn) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

Marko
09-04-2015, 04:00 PM
what a great opportunity At!

Nice varied set - My fave here is post 1 shot 4.

By coincidence I just listened to a radio show talking about early college football.
Apparently forward passing only became part of the game in 1907 or so - and it was the beauty of the spiral that gave this tough game an aire of elegance - and changed it forever - making it more appealing to more people. (maybe that's why the spiral shot is my fave).

theantiquetiger
09-04-2015, 04:18 PM
Thanks Marko, but hate to tell you, that is a punt, not a pass. Technically that is my best image of the night. No cropping and very little PP.

Runmonty
09-04-2015, 06:42 PM
I am jealous. What a great opportunity (and wonderful experience).

I think most of those guys would have a wide aperture 400mm lens for that situation

You have some nice shots there, and agree post1 shot 4. I also really like your shots of the crowd, cheerleaders and mascot

Iguanasan
09-05-2015, 05:59 PM
Very cool. Shooting sports can be lots of fun and very challenging.... looks like you did well.