One Saturday in December…

My daughter, Georgia has been in ballet since she was in diapers. For the past couple of years, she has had various parts in the Charlotte Youth Ballet presentation of the Nutcracker. This year, Georgia was a soldier.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 300mm f/4 HS APO G @ f/4, ISO 1600, 1/200s, –0.7EV

Being a soldier means you’re in all six shows. Three on Friday, two on Saturday, and one on Sunday. So we were busy that particular weekend. My wife spent her first years in college at Florida State University back in 1993 when they won the National Championship in football and Charlie Ward won the Heisman trophy. Though her collegiate endeavors moved her away from FSU, she remained a fan. And as circumstance would have it, FSU is the number one ranked team in the land and would be playing in the ACC Championship in Charlotte on Saturday evening, the same Saturday Georgia had two Nutcracker shows. And FSU had the eventual Heisman trophy winner, Jameis Winston.

But before Georgia had her two Nutcracker shows, she had to perform in a concert with her afterschool singing group and my wife gave me a green light to try to get tickets for the game in a subtle hint during the concert. Fortunately, the game wasn’t sold out yet. Unfortunately, the only tickets left were nosebleed seats.

I snuck my A99 in with a Lensbaby Composer Pro, put my 200mm f/2.8 in the diaper bag, and once I got to my seat I tried my hand at some tilt-shift.

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SLT-A99V, Lensbaby Composer Pro Edge 80 Optic (80mm f/2.8 @ f/2.8), ISO 1600, –0.3 EV

It looks like the electric football game many of us had growing up. I was too far away to get anything really good, unfortunately. I can say I saw the eventual Heisman Trophy winner  Jameis and the number one team in the land (at the time).

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/4, ISO 1000, 1/250s
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Is May over yet? Almost?

May is always the busiest month for me. The races in Charlotte, the fiscal year ending at work, the kids’ activities all coming to an end as well as their school years, and other factors contribute to the turbulence in May. Last Saturday I got up early to go shoot a newly-engaged couple at a farm in Rock Hill, SC.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/4, ISO 100, 1/1250s

Stephen and Deanna chose a beautiful setting and it was easy for me to shoot. I had to drop ISO down to be able to get the apertures I like. Afterward, Deanna wanted some shots with her horse, Galileo, but she went a step further and rode him bareback in a beautiful purple dress and barefoot!

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/4, ISO 100, 1/800s

Afterward, I had to blitz back to pick up my youngest boy and take him to the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Taking a three year old to the track is no easy task but I was able to fire off a few shots with my A77.

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SLT-A77V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/4, ISO 100, 1/800s

The next day I took both of my sons to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca Cola 600. I got a lot more shots. Here is one of the flyovers…

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SLT-A77V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/5, ISO 100, 1/1250s

During the race I didn’t get as many shots as I would have liked but I did get an odd shot, I was trying to shoot the orange moon over the world’s largest HDTV and this accident was occurring exactly when I was shooting.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/4, ISO 200, 1/250s, –1EV

I also shot a variation of this shot several times, with this one being one of the best.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/4, ISO 1600, 1/160s

For some reason I like to shoot the cars lined up for a restart with the pace car peeling off to the pit area. This shot also shows a very populated part of the stands and helps show how tall the 24 degree banking in turn 4 is  compared to the flat area where the Dollar General sign is.

June starts this weekend and I hope to get a chance to test out a couple of old lenses I picked up a week or two ago. I picked up a T-mount 135mm f/2.8 lens and a M42 Mount 55mm f/1.4 lens and other than a couple of test shots, I haven’t gotten a chance to shoot them yet. My first impression is how small the lenses are without electronics. The 135mm f/2.8 lens would fit inside my 85mm f/1.4 ZA lens with room to spare. The 55mm f/1.4 lens would easily fit inside my Minolta 50mm /2.8 Macro fully compacted.

I am also looking at a fairly epic travel schedule coming soon. I am definitely going to Austria via Germany in late July, but another international trip or two may be in my future for work. All I need is for some ink to dry.

Busy Busy Busy!!!

May is always the busiest month. The first real weekend, we had Mother’s Day which is a 2-weekend deal for my family as one year we were at the beach and didn’t send out cards and I got a crazy idea to draw “Happy Mother’s Day” out in the sand, and make it different for all of the applicable mothers, grandmothers, and aunts in our families and take a photo with my infants as they were back then. We have done something similar ever since. I did the same type of thing last year with posterboard and got this gem for my virtual blooper reel.

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SLT-A77V, 85mm f/1.4 ZA @ f/6.3, ISO 200, 1/250s

This year I decided to print cards and I tried to set all three of my kids up for success by not forcing them to look at the camera. Here is one of the shots used.

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SLT-A99V, 85mm f/1.4 ZA  @ f/4, ISO 500, 1/160s

The cards turned out too dark for my tastes. But at least I was able to test on people who wouldn’t nitpick and now I know.

For Mother’s Day we went for a drive and had a picnic and visited two different waterfalls in North Carolina. I got some waterfall photos but my goal was to get one shot of my wife with each of the kids. Here is the easiest one, with zero post-processing needed. Straight off the body. I could have done some touch up, but I figured I would leave it alone.

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SLT-A99V, 24mm f/2 SSM ZA @ f/4, ISO 100, 1/200s

May is especially busy in the Charlotte area. Kids are wrapping up school and associated activities and NASCAR is in town for two full weeks bringing in about a hundred thousand extra people to visit or support all of the hoopla. Last weekend was the NASCAR All Star Race, and the night before they had the Truck Race and the All Star Qualifying, which was different this year as they did not have a Pit Entrance speed limit and some drivers didn’t accurately account for the difference between entering the pits at 150 mph and the usual 55 mph and you had some driver error…

 

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G + Sakar 2x Teleconverter @ f/8 (400mm f/8), ISO 320, 1/500s

I was able to attend as I got free access to the Speedway club. I would have taken more shots had I not been behind glass. I actually wanted to practice a little more with a generic Sakar teleconverter I picked up very cheap with some panning, however the windows of the club didn’t allow for much in terms of shots without a bit of reflection evident. I have no clue what apparition haunted the back of the 29 truck on this shot but I was pretty happy with my practice since it was only 1/60s…

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G + Sakar 2x Teleconverter @ f/7.1 (400mm f/7.1), ISO 1600, 1/60s

I usually attempt to make the All Star Race but I had something a little more important on my calendar, my daughter’s ballet recital. And let me tell you. The light in the auditorium absolutely sucked. It was horrible, and there was a giant overhead projector with a powerpoint-driven background set which made things worse as the dancers were given whatever color cast the projector gave. I did manage to capture a couple shots I liked.

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I got a shot or two of my little girl, here is one of my favorites.

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I was quite pleased by how the A99 and the Minolta 200mm lens performed at ISO 1600, which is where I pegged the ISO for the most part, save for some shots I took at ISO 3200 which weren’t too bad.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/2.8, ISO 1600, 1/250s

After all was said and done, and after a costume change, I took some portraits of my little girl. Here is one of them.

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SLT-A99V, 85mm f/1.4 ZA@ f/2.2, ISO 1600, 1/50s

This week I am going to the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction voting, which is a good opportunity to talk to the voters, like Richard Petty. I’m also going to the Coca Cola 600. My attendance at the 600 will be my greatest triumph or my greatest failure. I’m taking my 3 year old to his first outdoor major series race. My seats are covered, and I’m bringing plenty of ear protection and activities for him to stay busy if the race doesn’t pull him in. I’ll also have his big brother to help, so I may get a shot or two.

While all of this is happening I also went through another round of equipment binge. I do this about every six months. I buy a couple of lenses, try them out, sell what I don’t use. It is a really bad habit. This round I got manual focus lenses with T-mounts or M42 mounts and adapters. I picked up a 55/1.4 and a 135/2.8, which should both arrive any day. I also got a very inexpensive, yet very well taken care of Sakar 2x teleconverter, which I tested out and the jury is still out, though it vignettes at any aperture on the A99. I can’t complain for the price I paid. If I sell it, I’ll profit from it.

But before all of this, I picked up what may now be my sharpest lens. The Minolta 50mm f/2.8 Macro, first edition. It is very sharp from what I have seen if the depth of focus allows. I’ve tried hard to use the lens in manual at the 1-1 setting and the subject almost touches the filter. Here is an attempt at 1-1 reproduction. Zero post-processing.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 50mm f/2.8 Macro  @ f/4.5, ISO 400, 1/200s

I haven’t come close to a verdict on this lens other than it reproduces color beautifully and it is razor sharp.

As busy as May usually is, it is a great time to have a nice camera. I really enjoy putting my equipment to good use, especially in challenging situations. We’ll see how the 600 goes if I can free up from attending to my kids to fire a few shots. Until then… Have a great Memorial Day weekend!!

P.S. I looked at this site’s statistics and my viewership in Austria is three times more than it was in the United States over the last 30 days. Either I am popular in Austria, or I’m triggering a lot of search engines with the keywords. Either way I am looking forward to visiting at the end of July!

Catch Up Post #6: Other Random Stuff

Finally, we come to the Bit Bucket. And at the end of this I will have posted seven different things in one day.

Post #1 Update

First of all, an update on Post #1. I dropped my completed Articles of Organization and the filing fee in the mail today. It will likely be in Raleigh tomorrow and I’m not sure how long it will take to process. I also got a Federal Employer Identification Number today, which was refreshingly painless. Once I get the paperwork back from Raleigh, I will be able to get a Sales Tax license and I will be ready for business!

Filters

I’ve been a busy person, but I have also gotten out and taken a few photos along the way. Lately I have been shooting with a Zeiss Circular Polarizer or a B+W 486 UV/IR Cut Filter on the front of my lenses and I am pretty happy with the results. I need to do a comparison to truly understand the differences and what I am achieving these filters. That is a post for another day (or months from now, hopefully I’ll get that far).

Tricksy Birdses

I posted a while back about the elusive Cardinals in my back yard. I can say now, they aren’t nearly as elusive as I thought. In fact, they’re frequent visitors. It is just a matter of patience.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/2.8, ISO 400, 1/250s

I have at least three males and three females who visit. Hopefully they will stick around, maybe bring more little visitors.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/4, ISO 160, 1/250s

I also have a woodpecker or two in the area which is a good thing and a bad thing. It is a good thing as they are beautiful birds. It is a bad thing as my trees are offering them plenty to eat so they stick around.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/4, ISO 160, 1/500s, +2/3 EV

We have a nest of hawks and a nest of owls in the neighborhood and they have eluded me for the most part. One of these days I’ll have my camera out when one of them visits and get a clean shot. This hawk is about 30-35 yards away and I took this shot from my upstairs bedroom window.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/3.2, ISO 100, 1/500s

I wish she had turned around.

Kids’ Activities

My oldest son is still playing Soccer, or Football as they say everywhere other than the United States. Last year he played his games at night which posed a few challenges I’ve mentioned before. The lights were poor and it was difficult to get the white balance right as different parts of the field were lit differently. I will say the A99 was a huge improvement over the A77 in the night sports arena. I was able to comfortably shoot in the ISO 3200-6400 range. This year, they play in the early evening, which allows their games to occur mostly in the daylight, which makes most of my setup negligible. I have been using Auto ISO from 100-400 and pegging Shutter Priority between 1/500s and 1/1000s. Here is a shot from earlier this year before the Bermuda grass started turning green.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/4, ISO 250, 1/800s

Even in the waning daylight hours, I was able to use available light to get a good shutter speed. A few weeks later, and with the nights coming later I was able to get higher quality, faster speeds.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/4, ISO 100, 1/1250s

I have missed the raw speed and the reach of the A77. I will probably shoot with the A77 for the next sunny game.

My daughter has been singing in her school’s choir and I got a couple of shots under poor stage lighting. This one I cropped out of the bigger picture.

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SLT-A99V, 85mm f/1.4 ZA @ f/2.8, IS0 400, 1/100s, -1EV

My youngest of the three doesn’t have any formal activities. He likes to play with rocks and sticks and run around. He does those things quite well.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/4, ISO 100, 1/800s

My oldest son finished the Cub Scouts this year and may transition to the Boy Scouts next year. His favorite activity in his five years of Cub Scouts was the Pinewood Derby. His final race is this weekend. This was after his final Pack race.

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SLT-A99V, 85mm f/1.4 ZA @ f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/400s

And we had what has become an annual event at our house, the Easter Egg Hunt.

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SLT-A99V, 85mm f/1.4 ZA @ f/1.7, ISO 800, 1/50s

We’ve been doing the Hunt for as long as we’ve owned the house, so all of the kids we have invited have gotten much older and more kids get invited every year. Because of this we’ve increased our egg count from a few dozen to nearly a thousand eggs and now we do the hunt at night.

Here is the best from the shots I took.

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SLT-A99V, 85mm f/1.4 ZA @ f/1.4, ISO 6400, 1/80s, –2EV

All caught up, I guess.

That’s all I have today. Seven posts to catch up for not posting but once or twice in the past couple of months. Although it is still less than I would post if I weren’t preoccupied with work and other stuff, I feel like I’ve caught up enough. Hopefully I won’t be a slacker and not post tomorrow or at least later this week.      😉

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction

When the availability opened up to purchase memberships to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in late 2009 I jumped on the opportunity as the benefits seemed to outweigh the costs. Being a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, one of my benefits of the level of membership I have purchased is I receive tickets to the Induction Ceremony.

The Induction Ceremony is televised live on the Speed Network and there is coverage on ESPN and local networks, so there is a host of local celebrities as well as some known nationally. I arrived with my A99 and my Minolta 200mm f/2.8 High Speed APO G as well as the 85mm f/1.4 ZA and I did my best paparazzo impression. Among the Inductees was Rusty Wallace (below on his phone), who was working hard for ESPN on the biggest day of his post-career before the actual ceremony.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200 f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/4, ISO 800, 1/60s

Many of the current race car drivers as well as retired drivers were at the ceremony, either in the audience, or to speak at the ceremony. Below is Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 Five-Hour Energy Toyota.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200 f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/2.8, ISO 1600, 1/125s

One of the drivers speaking on stage was Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford. He would not stop for a pose as he was on his way to rehearsal, but was gracious enough to smile for me.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200 f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/3.5, ISO 1600, 1/40s

I am happy with the shot above even though it wasn’t as sharp as I would like, with the shutter speed low and the moving subject. Fortunately, Michael Waltrip, owner of the #15, #55, and #56 Toyotas (and driver of the #30 Toyota in this year’s Daytona 500) was not moving when he posed for me.

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SLT-A99V, 85mm f/1.4 ZA @ f/3.2, ISO 2000, 1/100s

The Induction Ceremony was held in the Charlotte Convention Center and the lighting was for a television stage, including steam machines and lights and all sorts of things making the behavior of Auto White Balance become unpredictable and metering was difficult as well. Autofocus was not predictable with the colored strobe lights and the steam machines. I shot most of the ceremony itself in manual focus and using Auto ISO from 100 to 3200. Most of the shots in the auditorium had strange light. Needless to say, I had a lot of post-processing work to do.

This is Trevor Bayne, 2011 Daytona 500 winner and driver of the #21 Motorcraft Ford (and #6 Cargill Ford in the NASCAR Nationwide Series).

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SLT-A99V, 85mm f/1.4 ZA @ f/3.2, ISO 3200, 1/80s

And here’s Mark Martin, driver of the #55 Aaron’s Toyota.

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SLT-A99V, 85mm f/1.4 ZA @ f/2.2, ISO 3200, 1/100s

I got a number of candid shots, in general. In this one Mark Martin was having a conversation with Rusty Wallace, just before his formal induction.

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SLT-A99V, 85mm f/1.4 ZA @ f/2.2, ISO 3200, 1/100s

This is “The King”, Hall of Famer Richard Petty, winner of seven series Championships and 200 races. Albeit a tad blurry, but the subject is not lost in my lack of correct settings. I tried to be a bit aggressive with ISO and got too low a shutter speed.

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SLT-A99V, 85mm f/1.4 ZA @ f/3.2, ISO 800, 1/10s

This is Hall of Famer Junior Johnson, probably posing for someone else.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200 f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/4.5, ISO 1600, 1/125s

Once the ceremony kicked off, I was constrained to my assigned seat, where I looked to get a couple of shots you wouldn’t see if you were watching the ceremony on TV. This is Trevor Bayne backstage with Brad Keselowski, 2012 Sprint Cup Champion and driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200 f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/2.8, ISO 3200, 1/250s

This gives you an idea of the adverse lighting situation I was dealing with. This is Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett among greenish-yellow and red strobes with steam machines.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200 f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/2.8, ISO 3200, 1/30s

My view of the main stage from my seat was a profile view. The light was a little better for metering purposes as long as I spot metered from the center. This is Jeff Gordon, 4 time Champion and driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200 f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/4, ISO 800, 1/250s

The podium was my only adversary in getting this final shot, which is the view of the television broadcast alongside the video camera that was shooting. This was an interview after Rusty Wallace’s acceptance speech.

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SLT-A99V, Minolta 200 f/2.8 HS APO G @ f/4, ISO 3200, 1/250s

In all, I had a good time and I am still figuring out how much I actually learned about shooting in adverse lighting.

BTW, I know I still owe the conclusion of the book shelf test. I hope to finish it this weekend.

I was ready for some football

I’m still chewing through the 1000+ jpg images for the A99 vs. A900 vs. A77 test and I have a ton of interesting observations I am planning to post soon. I had the opportunity to attend the Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers game yesterday in Charlotte and I was able to go by myself. I usually have one or more of my children with me at sporting events, so it gave me the opportunity to shoot and try some things. I’ve never shot American Football with a full-size camera body, I’ve either had a Nex-5 with a 16mm lens or a point and shoot.

I grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado which is just south of Denver, Colorado. Coloradoans are passionate about the Denver Broncos. When I was very small, the Denver Broncos acquired the rights to John Elway, the greatest football player in the history of the game in my humble opinion. No player did more with less talent around him than John Elway. Until 1997, John Elway’s teams had a reputation for doing well, but never winning the Super Bowl. The Broncos often would be losing in the 4th quarter and John Elway would command the team to win games they shouldn’t have won, and he would make plays no other human being could make. He was a great improviser. I’d venture to say a vast majority of young boys born in the late 70’s until the late 80’s in Colorado wanted to be like John Elway. I know I did. In 1997 the Denver Broncos took an unlikely path to the Super Bowl against the defending champion Green Bay Packers and their quarterback Brett Favre. Denver was a 14 point underdog. John Elway, later in his career, lead his team to finally win the Super Bowl. That day is just behind the birth dates of my children, and my wedding day as the most memorable for me. Denver would win the Super Bowl the next year and Elway retired a two-time Super Bowl Champion, announcing retirement early in 1999.

Needless to say, my favorite team is the Denver Broncos. I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in late 2001 and living in the area off and on for the majority of the last 11 years I have followed the team local to Charlotte, the Carolina Panthers, as they are featured on television locally and I have been able to attend a few of their games. If you were to ask me for a second favorite team, I’d say without hesitation it is the Carolina Panthers. The Broncos play the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte every 4 years. I wasn’t going to miss this game. I just happened to bring my A99 and my 85mm f/1.4, my 24mm f/2, and my 70-300mm G lens. For the most part, I put the 70-300 G lens to the biggest test. I managed to acquire a seat in the 12th row, so my view was slightly higher than field level and for the most part, unobstructed.

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300mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/800s

After 1999 and until this season, the Denver Broncos had a number of Quarterbacks who failed to live in John Elway’s shadow. Some of the featured quarterbacks were Brian Griese, Jake Plummer, Jay Cutler, Kyle Orton, and Tim Tebow among others. All failed in the eyes of Denver fans, though Tim Tebow showed the fans some promise in the short time he was around. Before the 2012, now-team Vice President John Elway managed to acquire the rights to the most desired free agent players in history, former-Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning was a Super Bowl winner and holds many statistical records in the National Football League. This was my first opportunity to see Peyton Manning play in person.

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Full-resolution crop. 300mm, f/5.6, 1/640s, ISO 400.

I was also excited to see last year’s Rookie of the Year award winner Cam Newton, the quarterback of the Carolina Panthers. DSC01523

180mm, f/5.6, 1/500s, ISO 200

The environment was perfect for learning how to shoot in certain situations. The action is fast when there is action, but the action is off and on so you have time to make adjustments if needed. The weather was completely cooperative, however the stadium cast a shadow on the field and for much of the game, the visitor sideline was in full sunlight, where the home sideline was in the shade, and getting the photo metering and white balance correct was a challenge. I also found the shots where there the sunlight was out of focus were tough to get right post-processing.

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300mm, f/5.6, 1/640s, ISO 640, +1 EV.

I also found 1/500s+ acceptable for freezing the action for players, but 1/1000s or quicker was needed for freezing the football. Notice the next shot, the players are relatively static, where the ball is blurry, and that was at 1/800s.

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300mm, f/5.6, 1/800s, ISO 400

I tried very hard to shoot in shutter priority between 1/500s and 1/1000s, and went outside of my comfort zone with the Auto ISO settings, using a range of 100-1600. My biggest issue with this setup was the A99 would adjust ISO, rather than adjust aperture and it would rarely stop the aperture down unless the ISO was pegged at 100. I experimented a bit with ISO 200 as the lower end and experienced the same thing. The shot below was one of the few exceptions.

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300mm, f/10, 1/640s, ISO 250

As a boy, I played American Football through high school and as a former player, I tried to anticipate what I thought would happen during the game and I found it helpful in getting the shots I liked the most. This shot was of a rare scoring play called a safety, where the offensive team is stopped in their defending end zone.

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250mm, f/5.6, 1/640s, ISO 640, +1 EV.

I also captured this fumble. I wish I had been set to a better shutter speed on this, but I did manage to anticipate the good defensive play and the fumble was a nice side-effect.

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300mm, f/5.6, 1/400s, ISO 200

In my days in High School, I primarily played on the offensive line, but I also was asked to perform kicking and punting duties so I also tried to focus on the punters and kickers while I was shooting as well.

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300mm, f/5.6, 1/800s, ISO 400

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250mm, f/6.3, 1/1000s, ISO 400

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180mm, f/5.6, 1/800s, ISO 200

In all I had a good time shooting the football game. It was challenging at some points, but at the same time the subjects were colorful, and nearly unlimited. With nearly 70,000 people in the stadium, and the action on the field, I was provided a good means for figuring out more about my A99. The Top Cats provided a means for testing certain settings…

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160mm, f/5.6, 1/500s, ISO 100.

There were definitely some interesting fans in attendance.

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300mm, f/5.6, 1/1000s, ISO 1000

Denver won the game easily, 36-14. Carolina had a 7-0 lead and Denver took over after a punt return for a touchdown as shown below. It was the first time I had seen Denver win in person since John Elway was quarterback.

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180mm,  f/5.6, 1/1000s, ISO 320