This happened last weekend. My daughter is one of the band captains. These kids work hard at this, practicing for several hours after school each day.
The Montgomery Township high school “Cougars” football team performed well last night against the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders.
Montgomery scored 41 to Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s 21.
No. I’m not into football. My daughter is captain of the high school marching band. We go to the home games to support her.
I used a modified version of an ACROS film simulation recipe by Ritchie Roesch. No post-processing noise reduction was used.
I like how Richie’s recipe accentuates the light and dark areas of each image.
I struggled with the challenge this week. When I could visualize the word “forward” I could not capture a photo. Some of the participants posted images of things in motion or the tracks left by moving things. I looked for ways to do that this week. The roads near my home are narrow one-lane-ditch-on-side country roads. There is no stopping to take a photo.
I had nothing in my catalogue similar to any of these. I shoot mostly architecture, landscape, and macros. I have some images I shot during a high school football game but I don’t find them interesting. We only go to see our daughter perform in the marching band.
So what to do?
Post a randomly chosen image from the set of images of the marching band. I removed one of the field lights form the upper right-hand corner, applied a Fuji ACROS B&W filter, and used Nik’s Dfine 2 to remove some high ISO noise.
Both of these images were shot on a Fuji X-T2 with the Fujinon 16-55mm f/2.8 XF R LM WR.
UPDATE: After I posted this, I felt that an image of the marching band was more appropriate, so I added the band image as the feature image. I like the marching band photo better.