OK...It's February in Oregon. So while New York readies for 15 inches of snow and L.A. drowns and slides into the Pacific, we in Oregon are breaking out the SPF45 and heading out to watch the Oregon Premier League Soccer semi-finals. The first match was won by Westside Action against Penarol. The second team in the finals will be FC Swoosh who toppled IPS by an overtime Golden Goal. When I heard about the game and showed up at Tigard High at 2pm, I didn't know this was to be a semi-final...so I missed the first match. With that, I broke out the new D2H...slapped the 1.4X teleconvertor onto my 70-200mm zoom and shot away during the second semi-final.
My first opportunity to shoot the D2H for soccer was quite a thrill. I was pretty pleased with the results...but I over compensated the exposure a bit in the first half trying to prevent blowing out the whites. Lesson learned....let the camera do its job. One of the first shots of the match was one of the best (below)...for the rest...Match photos are posted here.
The final against Westside and Swoosh is next Sunday....03/06....2pm....Tigard High. I plan to be there.