I was off in Africa the last two weeks, so I could pretend the Huskies were 0-0 as I returned to Montlake for the first time in two years. I suspect I’m still on Zambia Time, so I opted to take it easy today with a reduced kit. My body always struggles to adjust to the rigors of shooting football (it’s terrible on the back and knees), and with a day game I was able to leave the big lens behind.
Plus, it’s a good test for my all-mirrorless kit, which will be put to use photographing sports for the first time. The following photos were taken with the Canon R5 and R6, 100-500mm RF lens, and 24-70mm 2.8 EF (with adapter). Next week the 600mm will be back, assuming I’m not still jetlagged.
The weather actually didn’t look bad initially, despite a wet forecast. Well, that changed. The proceedings eventually reminded me of a wet night at Husky Stadium back in the Dark Years, when Stanford came in and rolled to a 31-0 lead at halftime. I didn’t stick around that day, with gear soaking wet and not much happening on the field. I felt the same way today, though the news was much better with the Dawgs up 28-0. I moved to the press box at halftime to quickly process the following shots and head home early. Time to catch up on sleep!
The Huskies won 52-3, by the way.
I will be back in the stadium next week for the full proceedings!