In late September, I received an email from an Annandale High School varsity field hockey player asking if I would take photos at some of their remaining games for the season. Unfortunately, I was about to travel out of the country for two weeks, and the week afterwards I had business meetings scheduled in Baltimore, Denver, and Sunnyvale, California.
Well, Patty and I returned from Spain on October 12th. And on October 14th, the date of the AHS varsity field hockey Senior Night, I was going to have to drive up to Baltimore to be ready for meetings that would start early Tuesday morning. But I realized that I actually could cover the JV and varsity games that night before driving to Baltimore. So, the first set of photos below are those that I had a chance to edit on the plane from Dulles to Denver. The remaining photos from this game are further below.
Here are a few more that I edited on the flight home from San Francisco this morning. Enjoy.
18 more (Sunday, 10/20, 5:00 pm).
10 more (10/20/19, 6:00 pm).
10 more (10/20/19, 7:00 pm).
Here is the final set of photos from this game.
1. A 1/400 second shutter speed wasn’t quite fast enough to freeze the hockey stick
2. Don’t use Vibrant (VI) Photo Control in low light situations
3. Use a 28 mm f/1.8 lens for group shots
A 20 mm f/1.4 lens has a wider field of view, and shallower depth of field, but 1) it forces me to get into the field of view of people using cell phone cameras, and 2) I need more depth of field anyway to make sure everyone is in focus.