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Calm Before the Storm

Yesterday’s game was a crazy game to say the least. One all-time NCAA record broken, rain on and off throughout the game, over 100 points scored and a broken camera. Before the game and before my main camera broke, I took time to capture the quieter moments of the team as they prepared for the game.

Let me know what you think and please go check out the Flickr Gallery of the shots from the game.

As for the following week or so, the posts will slow down a bit as my days will be filled photographing students return for Fall Term. I’ll do my best to get a few shots up here and there.


Ups and Downs in Football and Photography

Today I covered the inaugural Lincoln Bowl at Knox College against Eureka College. While it was an exciting game that lead to a final score of 62-55, it was a day of frustration not only for the team, but for me as well. Knox College eventually lost the game after leading or being tied with Eureka for most of the game. This was very frustrating for many of the players who hoped to start the season on the right foot.

As for my frustration, right before the game I was handed quite the curveball. My main camera the 7D decided to end its run and I was forced to use my backup camera the Xsi. This is an intro level camera body that I haven’t really used since my sophomore year of college. While this was a large problem at first, I did what I could to continue covering the game and I came away with a number of shots I am proud of. I hope you go over to the Knox College Flickr page to check out the best 25 shots I got from the game.

As per always, please let me know what you think of the shots and send a link to a friend or a family member if you think they will enjoy this post. Thank you.


Football is Back

I wanted to post a few exclamation points on the end of that title.

On Friday I covered my first Friday Night Lights game (HS football) for The Galesburg Register-Mail and on Saturday I covered a scrimmage of the Knox College team and their first game is on next Saturday. First is my best shot from Friday during the Knoxville HS vs. BPCA HS. It was fun and I wish I could have stayed the whole game, but deadlines called and I couldn’t stay for very long.

Knoxville senior Cole Steele brings down the Spartans’ senior Seth Tolley on Friday, Aug. 24. John Williams/For the Register-Mail

Next is a few of my best shots from Saturday. I changed things up and shot from the top of the press box and with a 50mm at times thought the game. It gave me some nice angled and I didn’t worry too much to get action shots, and tried to work on sideline shots. While most of these are action I was trying to get comfortable walking through the team’s sideline and getting shots without players giving me weird looks. Eventually they will start to ignore me, I hope.

Next up men’s soccer soccer scrimmage today, if the weather clears up.

Let me know what you think of the shots. Thanks.

First Football Scrimmage

Yesterday was the first scrimmage of the season and the football team already seems pumped to get the season started. Check out this shot and let me know what you think.

Football Returns

The students on the football team returned today and began practice. I got the opportunity to go behind the scenes more than I have been able to in the past four years and got some shots of them getting ready for the season. From pushing themselves to do the most reps in the weight room to molding their new mouthguards.

Go over to the Knox College Flickr page and check out 35 other images from their first day on campus.

Please let me know what you think of these photos. I always enjoy comments and critiques.

Start of Daily Posts

In an aim to provide more photos to my viewers and push me to produce better photos on a day to day basis, I have created the goal of posting once a day. Most times, I would have to guess, it will be only one photo but I won’t limit myself to one photo.

Today, since I did not even take my camera out of its bag today, here is a shot from my archives. As football season nears, I give you a shot from last season. While not the best season for the team, I enjoyed covering all the games and I can’t wait to cover the team for the fifth year.

Enjoy and please give me comments and critiques of this photo and most importantly hound me for any missed days (without a good excuse).


13th straight Bronze Turkey loss; First winless season since 1968

Knox College’s Football season ended today with a 56-27 loss to the Monmouth College Scots during their 13th straight loss for the Bronze Turkey trophy. While this has become common place, this game met more than just one more loss on a regretful season. This loss signaled the first winless season since 1968 for Knox College.

While I felt like Knox performed better this season than last season (1-9 record last season), they were unable to pull out a win despite having a more powerful offense this year. Certainly I’m not saying the defense was the main reason for the loss, but weak tackling and missed coverage did lead to a few scores today and in previous games.

I have become used to photographing losses (haven’t covered a winning football game since sophomore year), the losses this year, were clearly more heartbreaking for the members of the team than in previous years.

Here are the shots from today (plus a couple swimming shots from this morning). Let me know if any stand out, or if you have an opinion.

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