Monday, July 31, 2006

River Soccer

We're getting ready for another exciting U-13 Boys Soccer season from the U.S. River team......

It's intense both on and off the field.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Summer Girls Basketball

Summer basketball season is in full swing. My daughter normally plays soccer 12 months a year, but helps her friend’s b-ball team in the summer months. I took these using my 50mm f1.8 Canon lens. It's relatively inexpensive (around $70) and takes decent shots in low light conditions. I left the ISO at 400 since I'd prefer less noise versus perfect lighting.

Canon 20D, 50mm f1.8

Sunday, July 23, 2006

A Boy and His Viper.....Say No More.

University of Notre Dame Soccer Camp

What a great experience the girls had at ND's soccer camp this past week. They played 20+ hours of soccer over 4 days. I used my 300 mm f4 lens (L series prime) with a 1.4x teleconverter for these shots. This was my first time with this combination, and they turned out pretty good. I stood on the end line which helped so that I could capture the action coming straight at me.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Looking Through the Trees

I took a couple shots looking straight up through the trees in Northern Ontario, Canada. On a bright sunny day, the details of the leaves and branches really shine. I kept the f-stop around 4.5 - 5.0 since there was no background (other than blue sky) to blur.

Canon 20D, 28-200 mm, f3.5 - 5.6

Monday, July 10, 2006

Flying to the Moon

I captured these seagulls flying over the Chi-Cheemaun ( while traveling in Ontario, Canada this past week......just dumb luck? Actually the first one was simply luck, but the second shot was planned.

Canon 20D, 28-200 f3.5 - 5.6