Most people are envious that I get to be on the sidelines. They should be. For a football fan, it’s a perspective and closeness they can usually just dream about. For me, it’s a job. This part of the football season is a grind. Saturday was just a beautiful day with warm temps and the sports photographers favorite light- bright overcast. This means it is easy to see the player’s faces, and if you shoot into the sun, you get a soft rim light around them.
A couple of my favorite action images of the game were little moments.
I don’t know what Michigan State receiver B.J. Cunningham was upset about after Husker Lance Thorell stepped in front of him for this interception (bad pass? penalty?), but I thought the moment summed up the game. Nebraska seemed to be a step quicker, stronger, and more focused than the Spartans.
Another photo I liked was when Quincy Enunwa was flagged for a holding penalty, which brought back a long Taylor Martinez run. It’s a moment that is often not seen on television, and if it is, often doesn’t have a lasting impact. I think we can all relate to the sophomore receiver’s reaction.