The game of the week was in T-Town Saturday with Alabama facing LSU. It was a big matchup because LSU is a big time opponent and could give Alabama much needed poll support in the BCS. I am rooting for Bama to get to the National Championship because that is about the only chance I have of ever covering a Division I national championship and even with Bama playing in the game the deck is stacked against me getting to cover it.
Bama did, in fact, defeat LSU which clinched a berth in the SEC Championship Game for the second consecutive year and they will face Florida again. I have a much better shot at covering that game so fingers are now crossed. Bama must still overcome Mississippi State, Chattanooga (suppressing laughter even as I write) and Auburn before the SEC title game but the berth is now clinched. The only shot Bama has at the National Championship game is to remain undefeated for the rest of the regular season and then defeat Florida for the conference title. No mean feat that!
So Bama didn’t really knock my socks off during the first half but they did play a reasonably good second half to get the win. I had a game about like the game itself. Good in places but not great anywhere. Such is the day. Whenever I shoot a game, it is always the shots I missed that bug me. And there were plenty of shots I missed from either being out of position or from bad focus. Yep, even with a D3 I can screw up the focus. Must be operator trouble!
The only technical challenges came from the mixed light in the first half. The field was a mix of bright sun and shadows. I just used aperture priority exposure mode during the first half to help compensate. It worked just fine. The D3 does have a pretty accurate meter. I am including a slide show with the post. Hope you enjoy it.
Photos copyright Gary Cosby Jr., The Decatur Daily. The opinions expressed in this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.