Every time I am standing in a downpour of rain or a snowstorm or baking in the middle of the NASCAR track in the hot sun, I remind myself that it is a good thing I love my job and it’s nice being the first of my friends with a good tan.
On Monday night I shot girls and boys soccer in my favorite blue poncho from about 5 pm until 8pm. In other words, I basically stood in a torrential downpour for most of my night. The challenging part of shooting during the rain, minus the obvious reasons you could come up with, is that even though we use professional gear it is not waterproof. Because of this, everything must be covered with rain gear which is hard to see through, fogs up often and is pretty annoying all around.
Through all of this whining though I was able to get a few photographs last night that I really liked. Since the boys game between Patrick Henry and William Fleming was cancelled during the first half we weren’t able to use this photograph, so I thought I would share it here.
- Jeanna Duerscherl