S T I L L  F L Y I N’

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we are still without power, and there is no gas in the area. None of this stopped the Sleepy Hollow Horsemen from rocking a victory in post season play by scoring two touchdowns in the final minutes, 24-21.

I charged my camera battery on my car charger (get one for your next field trip or power outage) and went to the game.

Keep flyin’, boys!

Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher


F L Y I N G  F O O T B A L L  P L A Y E R S,  P A R T  I I

Today’s post goes to the Sleepy Hollow Horsemen that finished their season 6 – 1 by defeating their river rival, Ossining, at Friday night under the lights.

Great skill, anticipation, and good sportsmanship equal a winning team, and a high ISO setting helps capture their action in low light.


Photo credit: ©Julie Larsen Maher



H E A D L E S S  H O R S E M A N

In Sleepy Hollow, its the time of year for football, falling leaves, and hope of sighting the country’s spookiest high school and community mascot—the Sleepy Hollow Headless Horseman.

His story goes back centuries as his career started in Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The legend continues as Horsemen legacies are made for the next generation by our high school football team – currently 4-1.

It’s homecoming next week, bring your cameras for some great sports action, and maybe you’ll get a shot of ol’ Headless hanging around the field.

Good luck, Horsemen!

Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher


B I R D S  F L Y — S O  C A N   F O O T B A L L  P L A Y E R S

When I’m not at the zoo or in the field, I practice photography at local sporting events.

Observing wildlife before taking pictures is a must to learn their behaviors. The same goes for sports. I go to a number of games and watch the plays making it easier to follow them when I have my camera.

Many things happen at ground level in football, but I found really good action well above it by these high-flying athletes. Photographing things in the air, like birds or high school football players, can be helped along with a vibration reduction lens, in this case, and Nikkor 80-400mm VR.

Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher



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Friday night under the lights.

One way to practice photography before going to the field is to take pictures of things in your own backyard. Nature, pets, and sports are all good subjects.

Hone your skills on Friday night football. Try various settings on your camera to capture the motion of the players. I use a high ISO and wide aperture for the low light and fast pace of the game.

Here are more sports photography tips from Nikon.

Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS