Saturday, October 16, 2010

The "grassy knoll"

I'm a big fan of the semi-elevated view for shooting sports. Field level is often great. Upper deck or catwalk can be great, too. But so often I think photographers get caught up in those two extremes. Maybe it's my middle-of-the-road personality, but I think there's something to be said for halfway.

The biggest issue with this, though, is that often there's no place for photographers to work in the stands without blocking the spectators. But every so often you get lucky enough to shoot at a field – like Green Bay Notre Dame (below) or Lawrence University's Banta Bowl – with the coveted "grassy knoll."

Big fan. Grassy knolls rule.

Sheboygan North High School's Danny Weber (22) is stopped at the goal line by Green Bay Notre Dame's Peter Mortell (15), creating a third and goal situation for North, in the first quarter of a game in Green Bay, Wis., Friday, Oct. 15, 2010. North scored later on a fourth and goal from inside the one yard line.

Green Bay Notre Dame's Alex Miller (20) runs the ball in the first quarter of a game against Sheboygan North High School in Green Bay, Wis., Friday, Oct. 15, 2010.
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