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That was a long Saturday…

It was another great weekend for shooting–lots of Aggie baseball and the final spring scrimmage for the football team.

Aggies Wade Reynosos (22), Justin Lucero (3) and Byran Marquez.

Aggies Wade Reynosos (22), Justin Lucero (3) and Byran Marquez.

I caught two of the baseball games this weekend, and while looking a little flat in their loss to Hawai’i on Friday evening, the NMSU baseball team caught fire late in the first game of the double header on Saturday afternoon.

NMSU TE Kyle Nelson flips over after being hit by LB Sam King (56) and DB Junior Fasavalu (15) in the Aggie's third and final spring scrimmage Saturday night.

NMSU TE Kyle Nelson flips over after being hit by LB Sam King (56) and DB Junior Fasavalu in the Aggie's third and final spring scrimmage Saturday night.

I got to shoot the first part of the football game with Shari of the Sun-News and Nikki, stringing for the Bulletin–two great people and talented photographers.

The shot of Kyle Nelson, above, was taken on my Canon 30D through a 300mm f/2.8. I’m a little surprised at how many keepers I still get with this camera in spite of the abuse I’ve put it through over the years. I had some trouble deciding on how I would crop the image; keep the original landscape format like above, or crop as closely to the player as I could. I decided since #56, Sam King, initially knocked Kyle Nelson off-balance, the image would tell a better story with him in it. I think the rule-of-thirds, and all the other subjects eyes on the play helps the viewer focus on the action.

NMSU DB Chris Buckner (8) at WR Saint Shabazz (86), to knock the ball down.

NMSU DB Chris Buckner (8) dives at WR Saint Shabazz (86), to knock the ball down.

I was also supposed to have shot some of the Sundancer tryouts, but I was late, and they were done early. I was early enough to get an impromptu group portrait. Congratulations!

2009-10 NMSU Sundancers

2009-10 NMSU Sundancers

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