NCAA College Football: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

Oh yea, I just loves me some football, more so because the game started with some sunlight so I didn’t have to start off with 2500 ISO. At first that seemed like that would be the coolest thing since sliced bread, but no not really. Harsh, very bright sun with shadow areas that combined are outside the dynamic range of most digital camera’s sensors. Oh well, try to work with what ya got and being able to use long, slow glass could be fun.

Pump up the volume and let it rip.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Steven Threet (14) runs onto the field with the rest of the Arizona State Sun Devils at the start of the game. Sometimes you can get good shots of the players coming out of the tunnel with the smoke machines going full-bore behind them, and sometimes it just fills the field with a haze that makes shooting hard. This shot seemed to work for me, getting a shot of the starting quarterback running onto the field seems like a good idea.

As always, if you click the more link you will see more images from the game.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Steven Threet (14) scrambles out of the pocket during a game between the Washington State Cougars and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Arizona State defeated Washington State 42-0. I just love the giant “Sparky” logo behind him, you just can’t plan this stuff. Too bad about the harsh lighting though.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

More harsh lighting, but I thought it was a cool image of Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Steven Threet (14) calling a play at the line.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

Crazy ASU fans with painted faces, you just can’t beat that smile.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

Oh come on now, did you really think I wouldn’t grab a few shots of the Arizona State Sun Devils cheerleaders?

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

How about some nice natural rim-light on Arizona State Sun Devils George Bell (13) as he warms up before the game.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

I ended up with a lot of vertical images like this one of Washington State Cougars quarterback Jeff Tuel (10) as he drops back to pass.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

I wanted to try to get some shots of players running the ball so I spent some time working to get those kinds of shots like this one of Arizona State Sun Devils Cameron Marshall (26) as he carries the ball up the middle against the Washington State Cougars at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

How about this shot of Washington State Cougars James Montgomery (21) making a move on Arizona State Sun Devils Junior Onyeali (97).

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

This shot is from the second half of the game with only the stadium lights. Washington State Cougars Logwone Mitz (34) carries the ball against the Arizona State Sun Devils on October 30, 2010 in Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe Arizona.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

I always try to get some shots of the quarterback handing the ball off and this shot of Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Steven Threet (14) handing the ball off to Deantre Lewis (25) is a good example, in the shadows, but a good example.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

Here is a shot from the sunlight part of the field of the Washington State Cougars quarterback Jeff Tuel (10) as he hands the ball off.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

How about some more runners like this shot of Washington State Cougars Marcus Richmond (20) breaking for the outside.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

Here is another shot of Washington State Cougars Logwone Mitz (34) as he carries the ball against the Arizona State Sun Devils.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

Here is another frame of Arizona State Sun Devils Cameron Marshall (26) as he carries the ball up the middle against the Washington State Cougars at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Arizona State defeated Washington State 42-0.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Steven Threet (14) scrambles out of the pocket in the bright afternoon sun which was giving me fits trying to meter my shots.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

Once the sun went down it was back to the 2500 ISO and fast glass for this shot of Washington State Cougars quarterback Jeff Tuel (10) as he steps up to pass.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

I am not very good at reading the plays to get the timing right to get the pass reception with focus lock and good exposure, but every 100 years or so I get lucky like with this frame of Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Mike Willie (1) and Washington State Cougars defender Nolan Washington (29) both going after the ball.

Check the Washington State Cougars head coach in the background with his leg out as if to guide his player closer for the interception. There was no reception on this play, and no penalty, just a broken play.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) looks on from the sidelines, he played most of the second half of this blowout game.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

I’d say Washington State Cougars second string quarterback Marshall Lobbestael (9) is about to be introduced to the turf courtesy of Arizona State Sun Devils Corey Adams (68).

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Washington State at Arizona State

Washington State Cougars head coach Paul Wulff looks concerned when one of his players gets up a little slower than expected.

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