Well, May is here so the real Summertime is not far away! YeHaaa!
Last friday my schedule happened to coincide with the Boys and Girls Lacrosse games at Attleboro HS, my local high school. And so grabbed my D300S and 70-200 lens for some high school sports shooting. Now I have not photographed Lacrosse before so a new challenge lay before me.
I have mentioned before that every sport has its own flow, speed and timing. It often takes a bit of shooting time to get into synch with the action. First up was the girls game against Sharon High School of which I was only able to capture half. Attleboro was ahead by a large margin, but the action was only so-so. This is only Attleboro's 2nd yr with a Lacrosse program and no long running feeder programs in town. I still captured some decent photos which I uploaded to my website.
Next up was the Boy's game. The sun was lower, warmer (the Golden Hour) and softer! Love it!
Boys lacrosse games, like soccer, are faster moving than underclassmen or girls teams. And the action is 'hotter', with more aggressive moves etc.. Attleboro and Sharon HS were pretty evenly matched throughout the 1 hour game time. The wind was blowing into my face and my eyes watered a bit making it hard to follow the ball closely. But what I did capture was pretty darn good...IMHO! Sometimes I actually lost track of where the ball was while trying to follow looking through the viewfinder!!! these guys can whip that ball pretty fast to a distant area of the field. The lacrosse field is wider than a reg football field and I could have used my 300mm lens at times.
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