Monday, September 19, 2011

Feels like fall

"Referee Pete Morelli #135 and other officials take the field before the start of the Washington Redskins taking on the Arizona Cardinals at FedExField on September 18, 2011 in Landover, Maryland."

It has been just about a year since I last shot football, and then very shortly after finding myself in the operating room.

So to say I was anxious was an an understatement. While I am completely healed and released to do whatever I want, remembering football was the nail in the coffin, so to speak, terrified me.

But all the worries quickly vanished as I walked onto the field. The feel of football was in the air - cold and crisp, the colors of the Redskins stadium replicating the leaves, colors of fall and the large crowd echoing loudly - I was pumped.

While shooting NFL games doesn't really excite like it did when I first started shooting them years ago, I was really excited to be back out there shooting a fun, fast, hard-hitting sport.

I was teamed up with all around rock-star Rob Carr to cover the game for Getty.

The game started slow for me, as all the action seemed to be on the other side of the field, but by halftime I was feeling confident, despite almost getting run over in the endzone.

As the second half rolled around, I was really having a good time. The game started to get interesting and came down to a Redskins field goal late in the four quarter to win the game.

Cannot wait to get back out to shoot more football. Being my first football game of the season, I had a tough time editing down my frames, so check out the slideshow. You can also see our full Getty take of the day here.


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