This afternoon’s soccer game was so much more enjoyable to cover compared to Thursday and Friday nights games in the NCAA tournament. It was thirty degrees warmer and under sunny skies as the women beat Virginia Tech to move on to the elite eight.
It’s still technically summer, but fall sports are here. Schools are back in session and athletes are taking to the fields. Tonight I was at Penn State women’s soccer home opener against West Virginia.
The setting sun was harsh on the players when I first arrived, leading me to change sides of the field till it was lower in the sky. Then when half time arrived new Penn State AD wondered onto the field to take part in the ALS ice bucket challenge. With still trying to take it easy on my shoulder I only had the 400 mm with me. At first I was disappointed I couldn’t be close to get the water splashing around her, I was very pleased with the image I did get from a few yards down the field. The 400 helped to drop out any distraction and show the water.
This afternoon’s soccer game started out dreary, and led to a steady rain. The game must go on despite the elements and Penn State battled to a 4-2 win over Ohio State. Since I can’t have an umbrella on the side lines I took to the stands hiding under my polka dotted umbrella to create some images that created a great clean green background. In recent weeks I hadn’t taken time to go to the stands for a different angle, and so I was glad for the rain excuse to do so.