Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Monday Night Football Part Deux









The word of the night...Surreal

What can I say except it was an incredible experience! Truly an amazing event to be a part of. I was literally feet from the action and was so amazed by the intensity of the entire event. We were on the Raider's sideline moving up and down with the action usually about 10 yards up facing the Seahawks both on offense and defense. Then in the endzone when touchdowns were imminent. I was literally 5 feet away from Deion Branch when he scored his touchdown. The photo of him was taken seconds after his touchdown. The lens I was using was a long lens not designed to be used for when the subject is so close so that is why it is the way it is. A couple of other shots posted, Coach Holmgren right after the win. Marcus Trufant enjoying the Seattle Sunshine. One of my favorite players Grant Wistrom making one of three sacks on the clearly outmatched Raider's QB and for two of my Brother's in Law (Mike and Ryan) that for whatever reason are part of the pitiful Raider Nation I have posted a pic of the angry, mean and....FAT..Warren Sapp and the overrated, angry egomaniac that ran over a cop and should be in prison Randy Moss just after he missed a pass he should have caught. That was another moment that took place just a few feet from me. I haven't had a chance to see all the pics yet, I have to get to bed while they are uploading as my work week is starting over in a few short hours so good night for now.

All in all, I feel pretty good about the photo's I got considering it was my first attempt. I am so grateful to my friend Maurice for bringing me along. It truly was an incredible, indescribable opportunity. Please let me know what you think of the pics, I'll be sure to post more when I can.

Take care,

Mat

7 comments:

Pete Hayward said...

I like the 2nd pic the best (#23 in the rain) the rain effect looks cool. But the important thing is, did you ask anyone if they knew Brett Favre well enough to get his autograph?!!

Anonymous said...

Well, aside from getting some fun shots, the TV camera got a great shot of you when Moss almost landed on your lap as he was going out of bounds!

I am very impressed at the lack of noise in any of these shots. Great job!

Lance (Ethan's dad from Mill Creek)

Lance1965@aol.com

Gina (from Eugene) said...

Hey Mat!
Nice job! How exciting for you! Sounds and looks like you're doing great with the photography! Did you get tackled on the sidelines??

Anonymous said...

HEY BUD, SHOWED ALL THE SEAHAWK FANS HERE YOUR PICS. THEY LOVED THEM, GOOD JOB, I LIKE THE RAIN ONE ALSO....LOVE,MOM

John said...

awesome clarity on those shots. you would never know you used a 20 year old kodak 110 instamatic. good job! where are the cheerleader shots i requested?

Anonymous said...

What...you didn't invite your favorite uncle (Mark)to walk the sidelines with you??
It's looking like this hobby (or is it career?) is really taking off.
Terrific shots of the game and I can't wait to see more. Also, please add your cousin Alex to the Raider Nation list. He's a big fan, although his current mantra is "wait until next year" Hmmm...sounds like the annual WSU mantra.

Uncle Mark

Robb said...

My god, your photos are incredible! I'm proud of you Madge,I think your on to something great. Move forward with this and see what happens... Your cheering squad, Robb