This photo essay is about my experience shooting the football game. Being there early in the morning was a bit different. The atmosphere was certainly different this game than the Michigan State game. The tailgating crowd had not arrived in force yet and parking was not the problem was for the MSU game. But, being in Autzen stadium is always exciting. The press room didn’t have the same bustle as last game. The biscuits and gravy and donuts were good and gave us some sustenance while on the field.
For whatever reason, I got out of my normal pre-game routine. I didn’t take many photos of the players or of the crowd. shooting photos mid-day presents challenges for the photographer. Not the exact best time to shoot photos, but, the game was about to start and after making settings on the camera, I was ready for some action. This being my third game shooting photos, I am becoming a little more comfortable being on the field and hopefully being in the right location. As the saying goes in business – location, location, location. You pick a spot and hope it’s the right one where the action comes to your side of the field. I didn’t do too bad choosing my locations. I did miss Mariota somersaulting over the goal line.
I’m also enjoying shooting a few photos after the game has ended. I had a nice moment shaking Erick Dargan’s hand and telling him how well he played today. He was very appreciative of my comments. He was waiting his turn to be interviewed.
All-in-all, it was a fun experience. What a great afternoon weather wise and watching the Ducks win. Let’s keep the train rolling.