Lucy is our three-year-old American Cocker spaniel. If you know anything about Cocker’s, you know this is a pretty typical stance for them. They were originally bred as hunting dogs and were specifically adept and flushing birds, particularly the woodcock, hence their moniker…Cocker. Lucy spends a lot of time with her nose to the ground sniffing out new scents.
High School State Indoor Track & Field Championships
Saturday the family went to the High School State Indoor Track & Field Championships. As you have seen the past couple of posts our youngest granddaughter is in her senior year and having a grand season. Saturday was another great day for her. For the third meet in a row she set a new personal record of 5′-7″ in the high jump and that tied the existing state record. However, on this day the top three jumpers would all clear the bar at this height. The winner and team mate of our granddaughter had record setting day and finished with a leap of 5′-10″! Still the granddaughter took second place in the state. The outdoor season will begin in a couple of weeks and there will be new opportunities for her to reach new heights.
Clearing the bar at 5′-7″
I love photographing high school sports. I can get close enough to the action to get some nice images. Typically, you are not allowed to photograph college events without press credentials, but high school doesn’t have many of those restrictions so I spend a lot of time at local games. Spring is here and that means baseball, softball, track and soccer are on the agenda. Stay tuned for more adventures.
One of the great things about an indoor track meet is that the track is banked in curves like a NASCAR track so you can get ground level shots without having to lay down on the ground.
A decent telephoto lens and a position at the end of the track can produce some nice results. This is why I love photography and why I shoot with a camera instead of a cell phone.
On this day I took about 250 images and typically there will be 10-15 that I really like. The rest will be deleted. If you have never been to a high school sporting event, get out there and support the team. Most events are $5 or $6, which is cheap entertainment and you won’t be disappointed.
Monday’s Music Moves Me
I missed posting last week due to an out-of-town appointment. That’s a story for another day and I will probably post the whole story in the near future. Just look for a post titled “Happy Sox”. It may take more than one post to tell the whole story. Okay, back to the music. The theme this week is a song with a name in it. The most beautiful name in the world is Jesus. Scripture tells us that there is no other name under heaven by which we can be saved. “Oh What a Beautiful Name”.