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Redwood 0, Sonoma Valley 36

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MARIN COUNTY — California

High School football season is here, and I photographed my first night game last Friday when Redwood lost to Sonoma, 0 to 36. Redwood is my neighborhood high school, so I’ve adopted it as the team I root for. Since they were limited to only 72 yards of total offense, I found it a challenge to get good pictures of this first game of the season.

I’ve read that compared to the lighting at professional football stadiums, high school fields are poorly lit, making it difficult to expose properly. This was true of the Sonoma field, but I was able to get passable shots shooting at 1/1000 sec at ISO 12,800. Being able to expose at this high ISO means that I’m fortunate enough to have a Nikon with extremely good light-gathering abilities.

Now if Redwood will just oblige and pick up their offense.

Redwood Football

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Written by Ron Greene

August 31, 2012 at 10:43 am

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  1. Kudos for the bright new red and white uniforms and a new exciting season captured by award-winning local photographer Ron Greene! Thanks for sharing your outstanding shots–the kids and I look forward to them.

    Love you, Helga

    PS Are you coming this way on your vaction?





    Helga Kennedy

    August 31, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    • We’re taking a road trip to see where it takes us, so who knows.

      Ron Greene

      September 5, 2012 at 8:33 am

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