A Range of Ranges

May 7, 2015

Soccer games are hard to capture well with cell phones. Unless the action is right in front of you, all you really get is a lot of grass and sky.

Here’s a typical distant-range shot….

At least tonight’s sky was pretty, even if I had to HDR it (whatever that means… maybe high definition resolution?)


Okay, looked it up:

HDR is a setting on the iPhone Camera app. The letters stand for High Dynamic Range. But what does that mean? It means that your camera will process photos slightly differently than normal in order to capture greater detail from bright and dark areas in your photo.

We got lucky and had some action right in front of us, so here is a closer-range shot:


It was exciting (a lot of players running at high speed toward a fast moving ball about ten feet away). I will say this, all that hard running back and forth made me really, really, really want to get up and run around. When was the last time you tore after something like that?

Damn this hip. Damn being 59.

Anyway, I have one more shot… this one at very close range… if for no other reason than it was nice to actually be able to focus on something:


In this case, my blanket-covered knees.

(The DHS varsity women won this game, too, this time by a score of 5-0. Very different than Tuesday’s game, this one very athletic. Very impressive.)