Wow…what can I say? You saw the game…you know what happened. That was one of the greatest wins I have ever witnessed since I have been shooting for the Ravens.
Shooting on the road is odd is certain ways. At home, I am used to the stadium erupting when we make big plays. On the road, its the exact opposite…silence…sweet silence.
I’ve never heard a stadium louder than when we beat the Jets earlier this year, and I have never heard a stadium as quiet as Heinz Field was after Torrey caught that game winning pass.
This is only the second time in history that the Ravens have beat the Steelers in both regular season games…definitely a year to remember.
Well, everyone knows what happened yesterday, so there’s no need to go into a bunch of meaningless details. Despite the sentiment of some clueless fans in Baltimore, the Ravens had a great season. Although we came up short of our ultimate goal, we went further than most of the teams in the NFL. There is nothing that provides me with such shear thrill and excitement as being on the sidelines shooting the Ravens, whether we win or lose.
I am already looking forward to next season, and I hope that the CBA agreement gets resolved sooner than later so we can all enjoy another season of Ravens football.
Its always hard for me to enjoy editing photos after such a heartbreaking loss, and I am sure it will be hard for some to relive that game through these photos, but I hope they provide some enjoyment none the less.
Emotions were running high during the NFL’s premier rivalry between the Ravens and the Steelers. After the Ravens pulled out a last minute win over the Steelers at Heinz field earlier this year, Pittsburgh decided to return the favor at “The Bank” last Sunday night in prime time. Although the Ravens were in control for most of the game, Pittsburgh’s Troy Polomalu came up with a big strip sack on Joe Flacco which proved to be one of the deciding plays of the game. Joe had one more play to redeem himself on 4th and 2, but came up short on a pass to wide open rookie tight end, Ed Dixon.
This was the first time this season the Ravens had lost at home, so its also the first time this year I’ve had to edit my pictures after a loss…let me tell you that its not fun at all. This was also not the easiest game to photograph. There were a lot of scrappy plays in the trenches and there weren’t a ton of dynamic plays in favor of the Ravens. I decided to take some risks with my positioning during a few plays…none of which paid off…but thats just how it goes sometimes. Its tough to be excited about photos from a loss, but I hope you will enjoy them none the less.