20080815_runIt was my pleasure and privilege to attend Lori’s son’s soccer game last weekend and shoot some photos.

The weather forecast was downright alarming. Rain with a chance of thundershowers. We were also under a severe weather warning so you can imagine why my expectations weren’t high. Imagine my surprise to arrive and see sun!

My plan was to shoot primarily with the EF 400mm 1:5.6L which does indeed bring the action in, but its slow maximum aperture requires a nice bright day to achieve the short shutter speeds needed for sports. The sun and a 400 ISO made this a snap.

My biggest problem was the EF 400mm 1:5.6L was sometime too long! Still, I got a lot of good photos. I did use the EF 70-200mm 1:4L IS for a brief period, including the photo you see here, but the 400mm was my workhorse.

The game was fun to watch and Lori’s son is as adorable as a child can possibly be. Not only was I pleased to have the opportunity to see him play, but his last games of the season are on Saturday and I’m going again.

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