View 341: Magic Hour Football

In photographing high school football, I really do not have the correct camera and lens to shoot into the night.  High school stadiums have lights which are not bright enough for photography without a camera that can handle it.  Like a Nikon D3s or D4(s).

Baldwinsville Bees QB Madison Wolfanger (7) calling a play at the line against the Auburn Maroons at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium in Baldwinsville, New York on Friday, September 5, 2014.

Baldwinsville Bees Quarterback Madison Wolfanger (7) calling a play at the line against the Auburn Maroons at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium in Baldwinsville, New York on Friday, September 5, 2014.
Nikon D7100/70-200VR, 1/1000s, f/5, ISO 200, EV 0, 200mm (400mm 1.3 DX).

With kick offs around 6:30pm in my area.  I have the last hour before sunset to get my photos which is known as the Magic Hour.  Magic or Golden hour gives nice light in the red-yellow spectrum of light as the Sun nears the horizon.

Photo Gallery for the Baldwinsville vs. Auburn High School Football Game

Baldwinsville Bees defensive back Sam Mahar (2) on the field against the Auburn Maroons at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium in Baldwinsville, New York on Friday, September 5, 2014.

Baldwinsville Bees defensive back Sam Mahar (2) on the field against the Auburn Maroons at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium in Baldwinsville, New York on Friday, September 5, 2014.
Nikon D7100/70-200VR, 1/1000s, f/5, ISO 360, EV 0, 180mm (360mm 1.3 DX).

As I was not photographing for any newspaper, I was able to concentrate on getting sport portraits of some of the players.  Notice the low angle of the light creating shadows and bright colors. You can tell when I was loosing the light by the increase in the ISO number.

Baldwinsville Bees Josh Greer (84) directing his defense against the Auburn Maroons at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium in Baldwinsville, New York on Friday, September 5, 2014.

Baldwinsville Bees Josh Greer (84) directing his defense against the Auburn Maroons at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium in Baldwinsville, New York on Friday, September 5, 2014.
Nikon D7100/70-200VR, 1/1000s, f/4, ISO 900, EV 0, 200mm (400mm 1.3 DX).

Back in the day (many years ago) I played center and wanted to make sure I got a photo of B’ville’s starter.

Baldwinsville Bees Center Anthony Emmi (55) ready to snap the ball against the Auburn Maroons at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium in Baldwinsville, New York on Friday, September 5, 2014.

Baldwinsville Bees Center Anthony Emmi (55) ready to snap the ball against the Auburn Maroons at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium in Baldwinsville, New York on Friday, September 5, 2014.
Nikon D7100/70-200VR, 1/1000s, f/4, ISO 4000, EV 0, 200mm (400mm 1.3 DX).

There are many rumors that Nikon will be announcing a new camera this week.  I might be in the market.

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