Monday, February 7, 2011

North Texas Super Bowl

Yesterday I got to check "shooting the Super Bowl" off my bucket list. I've been wanting to shoot the Super Bowl ever since I started shooting sports in college. Finally! I didn't have a field level shooting position, and I couldn't run out on the field after the game to shoot the coaches handshake...we all know how I love that, but it was just cool to be in the building and be a part of a newspaper coverage team again. I was there with the best sports shooters in the world and you know what...I was one of them :)

Here are a few photos from my shooting spot in the upper concourse. Overall it was a pretty good spot on the 50 yard line looking straight down on the action.

The Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium
A panoramic from high overhead during the pregame.
 Since I was up high I was focusing more on pretty scene shots as opposed to true game action. I like the teams curving around the trophy logo as the MVP quarterback hands off.
 Gotta love the cute kids in the stands :)
 The North Texas 2.6.11 and Super Bowl sign sandwiching the former owner of the Cowboys Name in the ring of honer caught my eye. I wonder what Tex Schramm would have thought about hosting the Super Bowl in North Texas?
 I moved around a bit on the upper concourse and I like this view of the field from the endzone.
 At halftime the stadium was quickly transformed into a concert and it looks like a completely different place. Cool.
 The Black Eyed Peas performed and it was pretty amazing to see them drop out of the giant scoreboard. Their light show was amazing.
 Dancers in lights.
 Usher showed up for a song.
 During the second half I put on the long glass and tried to get some action.
Touchdown Packers.
An almost catch in the endzone.
 An almost touchdown as the player tried to reach across the gaol line as he was knocked out of bounds.
The Steelers QB is stopped on the run.
 A nice celebration shot after the Steelers scored the two-point conversion.
 Pressure on the Packers QB.
 Crunch.
 The Packers bench the moment they won the game!
 Running out on to the field to celebrate with the team.
 They had to go back to the bench for one more play and the coach get dumped with the Gatorade.
Aaron Rogers raises the game ball as he is surrounded by the media.
And me! After the game the security guards were nice enough to let me go on the field for a few minutes to take a photo. I wouldn't have missed this for anything. What's next on my bucket list?

3 comments:

  1. Wow Sharon - fantastic photos! What an amazing opportunity!

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