First football of the season

I kicked off the 2011-12 col­lege sports sea­son on Sep­tem­ber 3 at Macalester Col­lege in St. Paul, Min­neso­ta where the Grin­nell Pi­o­neers came to vis­it the Scots. It was an over­cast day and rain passed just north, but it stayed nice­ly dry on this stretch of Snelling Av­enue.

Macalester quar­ter­back Clark Bled­soe hands off to T. Joe Loiselle dur­ing a game be­tween the Scots and the Grin­nell Pi­o­neers on Sep­tem­ber 3, 2011 in St. Paul, Min­neso­ta. Grin­nell de­feat­ed Macalester 31–6. Loiselle gained 48 yards on the day.
Grin­nell cen­ter Quinn Rosen­thal pre­pares to snap the ball in a game be­tween the Pi­o­neers and the host Macalester Scots on Sep­tem­ber 3, 2011 in St. Paul, Min­neso­ta. The Pi­o­neers de­feat­ed the Scots 31–6.
Macalester line­backer Levi Brown pre­pares to tack­le a Grin­nel play­er dur­ing a game be­tween the two schools on Sep­tem­ber 3, 2011. Grin­nell de­feat­ed the host Scots 31–6, in St. Paul.
Grin­nell wide re­ceiv­er Cody We­ber cel­e­brates his touch­down re­cep­tion dur­ing a game be­tween the Pi­o­neers and the host Macalester Scots on Sep­tem­ber 3, 2011. We­ber had 5 catch­es for 43 yards.
Lo­gan Granera, the Grin­nell wide re­ceiv­er, who also han­dles kick­ing and punt­ing du­ties, take a point af­ter at­tempt dur­ing a game against the host Macalester Scots on Sep­tem­ber 3, 2011. Granera had sev­en catch­es for 83 yards and a touch­down, adding a field goal in the sec­ond quar­ter as well as four P.A.T. in the sec­ond half.
Grin­nell line­backer Je­re­my Wiles fires up the Pi­o­neers side­line in the sec­ond half of a game against the host Macalester Scots. The Pi­o­neers won 31–6 while Wiles had two solo tack­les and two as­sists.

You may be ask­ing why these are all cropped square and the rea­son is that when I first processed these the port­fo­lio show I was go­ing to be in was think­ing of do­ing a square crop theme and and I want­ed to try to ap­ply that to sports.

Featured Photo: September 27, 2009

From yesterday’s game be­tween St. Olaf and Augs­burg Col­lege.

John Haberman; Click to Enlarge
John Haber­man; Click to En­large

St. Olaf Col­lege quar­ter­back John Haber­man (ju­nior) throws the ball dur­ing an Amer­i­can Foot­ball game be­tween St. Olaf and Augs­burg Col­lege in North­field, Minn. on Sept. 26, 2009. St. Olaf won the game 24–14 and also cel­e­brat­ed the school’s home­com­ing fes­tiv­i­ties that week­end.

Im­age info:

Canon 30D and Sig­ma 70–200mm w/ Sig­ma 1.4x TC. 1/1000 @ f/4; ISO 200; f = 280mm.

Featured Photo: September 23, 2009

For my Sep­tem­ber 23, 2009 fea­tured pho­to, I choose one that is a few weeks old.

Here Augs­burg ju­nior Van Hong scores the sec­ond of the Auggie’s two goals in a game against Cen­tral Col­lege (Iowa).

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Van Hong

Canon 30D and Sig­ma 70–200mm f/2.8 and 1.4 TC.

1/640 @ f/4; ISO 1600; f=135mm

Too bad I don’t have a 135mm f/2.0; 1/640 @ f/2; ISO 400 would look sweet.

En­joy

HS Football: Hutchinson @ Northfield

Went to the North­field High School foot­ball game tonight. I watched a bit of the first half and shot the sec­ond half for fun. Hutchin­son won 19–14 with the Raider’s QB Sam Maus (col­lar­bone) out in the first quar­ter, North­field seemed a bit slug­gish on of­fense.

Hutchinson senior Brad Muckenhirn makes a leaping catch through the arms of Northfield's Ben Truax on during a 19-14 Hutchinson victory on Sept. 18, 2009 in Northfield, Minn.
Hutchin­son se­nior Brad Muck­en­hirn makes a leap­ing catch through the arms of Northfield’s Ben Tru­ax on dur­ing a 19–14 Hutchin­son vic­to­ry on Sept. 18, 2009 in North­field, Minn.
Hutchinson quarterback Jack Haffley runs the ball during a 19-14 Hutchinson victory on Sept. 18, 2009 in Northfield, Minn
Hutchin­son quar­ter­back Jack Haf­fley runs the ball dur­ing a 19–14 Hutchin­son vic­to­ry on Sept. 18, 2009 in North­field, Minn
Northfield's Ben Truax tackles Hutchinson's Brad Muckenhirn during a 19-14 Hutchinson victory on Sept. 18, 2009 in Northfield, Minn.
Northfield’s Ben Tru­ax tack­les Hutchinson’s Brad Muck­en­hirn dur­ing a 19–14 Hutchin­son vic­to­ry on Sept. 18, 2009 in North­field, Minn.
Hutchinson quarterback Jack Haffley during a 19-14 Hutchinson victory on Sept. 18, 2009 in Northfield, Minn.
Hutchin­son quar­ter­back Jack Haf­fley dur­ing a 19–14 Hutchin­son vic­to­ry on Sept. 18, 2009 in North­field, Minn.
Hutchinson quarterback Jack Haffley during a 19-14 Hutchinson victory on Sept. 18, 2009 in Northfield, Minn.
Hutchin­son quar­ter­back Jack Haf­fley dur­ing a 19–14 Hutchin­son vic­to­ry on Sept. 18, 2009 in North­field, Minn.

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