If it’s spring, it must be time for soccer! Cameron (No. 2) made the Clarke County High School varsity soccer team (in white) this year (he was moved up from JV during last year’s season), and it’s been a great season so far. They’ve played in the snow, gale-force winds and during freezing temperatures, and we’re still waiting for that game where the parents aren’t frozen in the bleachers by the end of the night.
I’ve been recruited this year to video some of the games, and while that’s not my forte’, I have taken advantage of the press box, where the heat is always cranked, there’s no wind and often fun company.
During last night’s game against William Monroe, I did compromise with Coach House and agreed to video half of the game so I could take advantage of the gorgeous light (and moderate temps) and get my photography fix. I received a lucky bonus as well, with the game going into overtime, when both teams dug deep, making for some excellent, emotional shots.
I’ve photographed Cam’s soccer games for about 12 years now, and I’ve enjoyed capturing the action as he and his friends have grown up from little boys. Although it’s much more exciting now that they’re young men and much more aggressive, I do have to keep an eye on the ball more often, and ducking quickly is just part of my repertoire!
Video, photography – they’re almost the same, LOL. Any sport that uses a ball, or involves contact, you need to be quick in the reflexes to get out of the way if standing on the sidelines. You may need to pull out your riding helmet if you do much more from the sidelines. 🙂