CJFL: Edmonton Wildcats VS Saskatoon Hilltops
September 7 2016
Clarke Field, Edmonton, AB
The dark clouds looked ominous, but the forecast had very little chance of rain. It is days like this that sports photographers are dreaming of right before they wake up on game-day. The clouds diffuse the light leaving behind beautiful even exposure at any angle.
I took full advantage utilizing the great light to shoot a lot of O-Line and D-Line. Typically access to the line-men’s eyes can be tough, but the even light of the cloudy sky let’s you expose and adjust to get a lot of well lit faces, giving the shots a lot more life. Shooting for the season, the goal is to try and capture a good portion of, if not the whole team, and line-men are tough sometimes to get isolation, or expression. I had to spend some time getting shots.
The Saskatoon Hilltops put a lot of yards up on the board and won 52-16, but it was a well contested game, right up to the final whistle. It didn’t get chippy, and there was a lot of mutual respect shown on and off the field by both teams throughout. Often when the score opens up like that, a game can get a little nasty. That wasn’t the case today. It was fun to watch the individual battles out there today—even late in the 4th quarter.
There are some real fun shots in there, so be sure to look at full size and see the faces. Enjoy the photos!