Friday, August 28, 2009

Scrimmage Time

While the fall sport teams are preparing for their regular seasons so am I. I took the opportunity to get a little pre-season shooting practice in by catching the Corning District at Bath boy's varsity soccer scrimmage on Thursday. The action was typical of the preseason, but I will say that both teams played hard and certainly both wanted to win. The final score was 1-0 with Bath getting the lone goal. There was actually two other scores for Bath that didn't count: Jon Smith, who does an awesome flip-throw actually sent one directly into the goal which doesn't count as no one could get a touch on the ball first. Bath actually had another score, but were called for being off sides. In the picture above, Bath's Justin Sherwood get his shirt pulled by a Corning player. You can see the full set of pictures by clicking on the pic above. Good luck to both teams this fall.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Buffalo Bills Training Camp

I had a chance last week (thanks to Chris and Michael at the LCN) to attend one of the Buffalo Bills training camp sessions at St. John Fisher College. This was my first time shooting a professional level sport. It was a great time, but gave me a feel for what it is like battling with several other photographers all at the same time. By the time you factor in the photographers, television cameras and reporters in addition to being limited in the space where we could shoot from, there was a lot of jockeying around to get shooting angles. Regardless of that, it was a great time and something that I'd like to try again. The picture above is starting QB, Trent Edwards. I've got to tell you this guy has a great touch on the ball! Unfortunately for me, Terrell Owens was out with a toe injury and wasn't at practice so I missed him. You can take a lot at the entire gallery of pictures by clicking on the picture above.