How Quickly Things Can Change

Well, let’s get this out of the way … I hate rain games. I don’t mind the rain itself; it’s the clumsy camera raincoats we have to deal with that drives me nuts. Ok, it’s out of my system now. Now on to the game …:0)

It’s amazing how quickly things can change in the game of football. Sunday started out pretty good in the first quarter. Despite Green Bay Packers’ Jermichael Finley scoring a touchdown on the opposite side of the field from me in the first quarter, I had a real nice celebration photo from a few moments prior to that. Going into the fourth quarter I was thinking it would be my cover shot because he was having a good day. So much so, that I transmitted it at halftime back to Dewey. This is what I had …

1I love how the emotion in his face matches the intensity in his body. I was feeling pretty good about it in the fourth quarter when all of a sudden he took a big hit in the middle of the field. I hate seeing players get hurt. But, it’s my job to get images to show what happened, so I sent a few photos of him lying injured on the ground as well as being carted off on a stretcher. Not a good scene.

In what seemed like just a few seconds later, I photographed Green Bay Packers’ Jarrett Boykin hurdling over Cleveland Browns’ Buster Skrine (22) and Tashaun Gipson (39) for a first down on the 1-yard line. Man, I thought he was going to score for sure …

2Like I said, things can change quickly and Jarrett Boykin wasn’t done just yet. This time, I was happy to get a nice shot of him stretching the ball across the goal line for a touchdown. After coming so close moments before, I think his efforts deserved the score and his first Lambeau Leap …

3We used the above shot as the lead photo on our photo page along with a variety of images that told the story of the day. Jarrett Boykin really stepped up his game, so this is what we went with for our cover …

APCBrd_Crescent_1_10-21-2013_0_Packers-Cov_B_F_001_4_001445.psNext up at Lambeau is a Monday Night Football match-up with the Bears. Can’t wait to see what plays out with that one! Thanks for stopping by … Dan.

 

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