Tuesday, January 20, 2009

photos: "Back in the Game" at Key Arena

After a less-than-impressive first half, the Seattle Universtiy Redhawks snatched a 49-39 victory in a defensive game against the Loyola-Marymount Lions at Key Arena. The game was a milestone for a "rebuilding" program that recently re-entered the Division I league, and led the way to negotiations for a long-term lease of the arena for the 2009-2010 season.

It was fascinating for me to shoot court side at the Key; it wasn't a Sonics game, and the stadium was holding less than 5,000 fans, but I was shooting on professional hardwood and that in itself was exciting. I also had the chance to experiment with telephoto lenses — though I relied mostly on my trusty f/2.8 70-200mm — which provided me with some important knowledge.