Vantage Point

February 13th, 2009
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When shooting field sports such as football and soccer, being on the field level isn’t always the best angle, and by saying “best,” it’s purely subjective.  I’m always looking for something different, and shooting from the high angle up in the stands, as many of you have read in my previous post from UH football can remember, provided me with some interesting stuff from the Boys State Soccer Semi’s today.  All of these frames were shot with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and a 400f2.8 set to 400 ISO, daylight whitebalance, manual exposure, 1/2000 @ f2.8.

 

Kapolei's Adrian Yunson, top, heads the ball over Iolani's Jordon Lee during the HHSAA Boys State Soccer Semifinal game between the Iolani Raiders and the Kapolei Hurricanes, Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex in Waipahu.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Kapolei's Adrian Yunson, top, heads the ball over Iolani's Jordon Lee during the HHSAA Boys State Soccer Semifinal game between the Iolani Raiders and the Kapolei Hurricanes, Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex in Waipahu. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

 

Iolani goalkeeper Chris Otani leaps to thwart a Kapolei attack during the HHSAA Boys State Soccer Semifinal game between the Iolani Raiders and the Kapolei Hurricanes, Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex in Waipahu.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Iolani goalkeeper Chris Otani leaps to thwart a Kapolei attack during the HHSAA Boys State Soccer Semifinal game between the Iolani Raiders and the Kapolei Hurricanes, Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex in Waipahu. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Being higher up also enabled me to capture both jubilation and dejection in a single frame:

 

Iolani's Keith Lum (2) is congratulated by team mates after his goal as Kapolei's Micah Uehara, right, walks dejected during the HHSAA Boys State Soccer Semifinal game between the Iolani Raiders and the Kapolei Hurricanes, Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex in Waipahu.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Iolani's Keith Lum (2) is congratulated by team mates after his goal as Kapolei's Micah Uehara, right, walks dejected during the HHSAA Boys State Soccer Semifinal game between the Iolani Raiders and the Kapolei Hurricanes, Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex in Waipahu. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Tomorrow, more soccer!

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3 Responses to “Vantage Point”

  1. kent:

    interesting view again. I too was covering boy’s semi-finals soccer…but for the maui news. very nice lighting you were shooting in. Wish i was that lucky…my game was at 3pm.just as it finished up the lighting started to get nice.

    thanks for sharing.


  2. kent:

    i also forgot to add how very clean the backgrounds are…and i really like that! hehe. cool!


  3. sciexypsync:

    Sweet blog. I never know what I am going to come across next. I think you should do more posting as you have some pretty intelligent stuff to say.

    I’ll be watching you . :)


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