The Ravens snuck out another close win last weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals. Although they’ll admit they left a lot of points on the field, a win is a win, and the Ravens are in the playoffs for the 3rd straight year…quite an accomplishment. It was an ugly game, which is tough to photograph, but I always have fun on the sidelines.
Just so I didn’t get bored, I shot the third quarter from up in the stands. I really like this perspective for football. So often, the sidelines are EXTREMELY cluttered with team personnel, photographers, cheerleaders, security guards and other random people getting in my way. When you move up to a higher vantage point all that stuff goes away and you are left with the two best elements…the players and the field. So simple, and totally my style.
Aside from that, I’m looking forward to my trip with the team to Kansas City. Traveling with the Ravens is always an interesting experience. I’ve never shot at Arrowhead and I hear its going to be cold and loud….sounds like fun to me!
On Monday, September 13, the Baltimore Ravens opened their 2010 season with a big win against the New York Jets. It was the first ever regular season game in the New Meadowlands Stadium and the Ravens are officially in the stadiums history books. I don’t normally travel with the Ravens unless we are in the playoffs, although I have traveled twice this season with the team to D.C. and St. Louis. Since the game was so close, I decided to drive up myself….and boy was it worth the trip!
Despite a “clear and sunny” forecast, about an hour before game time it began to POUR! They delayed the game for a while because of the lightning. Luckily the rain eventually stopped and it was nice and clear for the kickoff and the remainder of the game. This was pure smash mouth football! Both teams were a little rough around the edges, but the Ravens just had more heart at the end and made a couple of big plays and put away the victory 10-9. Here are some of my favorite images from the game. Enjoy
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just testing out some options to display my photos. Here are some black and white images from the Baltimore Ravens first preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. I don’t normally convert football images to b&w but these seem to fit nicely.