Homecoming - Commack High School Varsity Football vs Lindenhurst
I'm guessing everyone, with the possible exception of the football team, had a great time at Commack's homecoming this year. Actually, even though things didn't work out for them, they played a great game against undefeated Lindenhurst so nothing to be ashamed of there.
Homecoming is always fun to photograph. Lots of stuff going on so you have to be prepared to shoot everything from football and cheer action shots to wide angle band and kickline shots to portraits of athletes and their families. I brought my Fuji X100s for the wide shots, which worked out quite well. I elected to use the 80-400 for portraits, which I thought worked out well until I realized I had the focus limit switch on. This switch limits the range (distance) in which the lens will autofocus. It's great for field sports because it speeds up autofocus by not allowing the autofocus mechanism to focus on very close objects. Unfortunately, when shooting portraits some of the "objects" may be too close for the lens to focus. Luckily, this only happened on three shots and I was able to salvage them. They're not great but I don't feel too bad since there were around 10,000 other people taking photos of the same thing.
Gotta cut this post short. I have a lot of photos to edit from a event I shot in the city Monday to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the protestant reformation. And since there are both Catholic and Lutheran bishops involved I'd like to meet their deadline so I don't get excommunicated. :-)