But the reason was COVID.
Originally the games (JV+Var) was for Thur afternoon/evening, then there was a COVID scare, so they had to test the teams. So games delayed to Saturday.
Then it happened, one of the JV players tested positive, so they cancelled the JV game . . . Friday night. Of course, I was not in the communications. So, on Sat. morning, I'm sitting on the field at 10:30, wondering where the heck everybody is.
Varsity went on at 2pm. DAY time, with overcast sky, perfect. Plenty of sunlight, without the direct sun to cook me, and make harsh shadows. But . . . we lost, 14-36
I shot a VJ and Var game today, and pulled a FUBAR.
For "some reason" my Exposure Compensation was set to +1.5 ARGH !!!!! Strike one. (I still can't figure out how/when that happened)
I did not check the settings before the game. I ASS-U-MEd that I has reset the settings. Strike two.
I did not do what I normally do, a test exposure before the game, to make sure the exposure was OK. Strike three.
The JV pics were overexposed, just barely salvageable, I think.
I caught the setting screw up just as the Var game started, so that game wasn't screwed up. Just the normal difficulty with the field lights.
update: Most of the pics were salvageable, but just barely.
The one unanticipated benefit was that I got the faces, which are normally in the deep helmet shadow.
Lesson learned, that was a DUMB mistake, make sure I do #2 and 3.
@ronlane , it was a day game, well late afternoon.
What ticked me off was even if I did not do #2, #3 would have caught the problem.
And I tell my students to ALWAYS do #3. Yet I did not do it myself.
I had to go back to the car to get a lens for my student, so I was late for the start of the game, and did not do my normal pre-game routine, which included #3.
But, I could and should have sacrificed the first 5 minutes of the game to get everything properly tested and configured.
Instead, the entire JV game was overexposed.