Soccer night, last Thursday. My daughter's (#7) team had a game, so I brought my Minolta XG-1 with a 35-135 zoom, a polarizing filter and a roll of Fujichrome Provia 400. My crude attempts at sports photography are shown here. What did I learn? The 400 ASA film is good for action shots. I should have taken off the filter because everything's a little darker than I'd like it to be. Oh well, live & learn. Everyone had fun, it was a nice night & her team won a friendly game with none of the 'sports parents from hell' we've all heard so much about. Except maybe that guy that was taking all those photos!

Half-moon over the soccer field.

The goalie kicks it into play.

The defense kicks it downfield

The offense takes it down the field

The defense kicks it outta there!

The other team scores a goal.