Yay, Sport is Finally Starting Up

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Right now, even though the government has said vaccinations are open down to 16 years, the availability is the problem.
Parents are not vaccinated, cuz until recently the cut off was 65. And now some places are cutting off at 50, due to limited supply of vaccines. And most parents are younger than 50. It's goina be a long haul, that hopefully won't have any BIG bumps.

Here in Arlington, a population of 220,000, not a single person under 39 has died of Covid. The risk is real but not for the kids and not even for most of their parents. The risk is for the older adults with whom they come in contact. I was on a conference call with the head football coach of my college alma mater and he was proud of what they had done to "protect the kids." I almost jumped in and said I wasn't worried about the kids, I was worried about him. It is very tricky. The older 2nd degree contacts are at most risk.
 
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Right now, even though the government has said vaccinations are open down to 16 years, the availability is the problem.
Parents are not vaccinated, cuz until recently the cut off was 65. And now some places are cutting off at 50, due to limited supply of vaccines. And most parents are younger than 50. It's goina be a long haul, that hopefully won't have any BIG bumps.

Here in Arlington, a population of 220,000, not a single person under 39 has died of Covid. The risk is real but not for the kids and not even for most of their parents. The risk is for the older adults with whom they come in contact. I was on a conference call with the head football coach of my college alma mater and he was proud of what they had done to "protect the kids." I almost jumped in and said I wasn't worried about the kids, I was worried about him. It is very tricky. The older 2nd degree contacts are at most risk.

Agree, the kids are likely to be the carriers, spread to other kids, then it goes home to the parents/grandparents.
At the same time, we don't know what the new variants will do. If it will affect the young more than the older variants.
 
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We finished our football season.
Only THREE games for the varsity team. And of that, only ONE at home.

Sigh. Such is this year. At least they had a season.
Some sport teams at our school and other schools were not even formed.

It is nearing the end of April, with less than a month and a half left in the school year, and the school districts have yet to approve playing gym sports (basketball and volleyball). There is some discussion if those sports, if they start, will continue past the end of the school year.
 
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The last football game of the season/year was an away game.
Once the sun went down, the field lighting stunk.
The field lighting was 1 to 1-1/2 stops LESS that at our home field :(:eek:
My exposure was ISO 12800, 1/500 sec, f/4 (wide open). And it was still underexposed. I had to do PP on a lot of the pics. I probably should have been down at 1/250 sec. :eek:
If there is a next time, I will bring the school's 70-200/2.8 instead of my f/4 lens.​

Now that I know the lighting there, it has been recorded in my notes, so we don't forget.

This raised the question of what is the field lighting like at some of the other schools?
 
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When it rains, it pours.

With the compressed 2nd season, there are 29 different sports, with many games, packed close together.
I've shot up to four games in a single day, and usually five-days in a row. Which leaves little time for editing.
I have a back-up of 9 games to edit. And that is only the ones that I have to edit, to just get ONE game per sport.

The other day, the old body finally broke down from the pace of shooting. In the middle of shooting the 3rd game of the day, my back HURT. I decided that was enough, and packed up and went home to rest my back. The boys varsity volleyball game will have to wait for another day.
 

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