Commack High School Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Sachem North
Another playoff season win for the Commack girls soccer team, this time against Sachem North. I was only able to photograph the first half of this game; the rainy, no-score half, naturally.
Since this was a wet game I thought I'd talk a bit about shooting in the rain. As you would expect, the light is very good. Very soft and low-contrast. But you do need to protect both yourself and your camera from the rain. I'm assuming you have the first part covered. As far as camera protection goes, I've used a few different rain covers for my cameras over the years. They were all relatively expensive and difficult to put on. Recently I purchased some inexpensive covers made by Op/Tech called Rainsleeves. They come in various sizes depending on the length of your lens and they run between $7.00 and $9.00, cheap enough to buy a few to stash in your camera bags and vest. They fold very flat since they're basically nothing more than plastic bags with a drawstring to seal your lens and a hole for your viewfinder eyepiece. If you're using a monopod or tripod you can cut another hole in the bottom. They actually work quite well and they're relatively easy to get on. They also protect your camera hand but not the hand you use for zooming your lens, which is the only downside. When you zoom you're actually twisting the cover with the lens barrel, but it's not really as awkward as it seems, unless you're wearing gloves; then, it's awkward. Anyway, for that price they're worth checking out.
Short post today. Got lots of photos to edit.