Vicarious Vitality: Watching Them Run
Yes, we have two grand daughters, and it is only because the older one had a NIGHT game that she has not been featured in this back to back g-dau series.
The take-home from watching the energy expended on the field was that “there was a time” and it does not seem so long ago, when energy and strength were boundless and pain a stranger. To everything there is a season I suppose–a time to run and a time to refrain from running.
I remember when our son first “played soccer” (or at least there was Â a ball by that name on the field.) The sport amounted to watching a tightÂ little wad of appendagesÂ attached toÂ every 6 yr old on both teams, all within five feet of whereever the ball was–a shin-kicking dust cloud of a sport.
Occasionally the ball entered the goal by accident and parents for the offenseÂ all claimed their child was responsible. Who could tell through the dust storm?
So I was pleasantly surprised to see in the game we watched on the tiny tot sized rectangleÂ some actual attempts to pass the ball and hold some semblance of assigned position on the field. Not entirely, mind you; and there were a few on both sides who could be tagged as saying inÂ future years that they wereÂ “not that athletic” growing up.
The shot up topÂ was not my favorite, but with the format of “featured images” in this WordPress template, you’re pretty well stuck with landscape-oriented pictures to frameÂ a composition to accompanyÂ the post.
So I’ve just tucked the other one in as a thumbnail of a better framed action shot and you can click or hover over it and see the larger image.
Honestly, it has been too long since I’ve had the Nikon D200 out of the bag, and it felt so good to have a responsive shutter and a manually controlled exposure/shutter speed option and manually-zoomable lens. You DO give up a good bit with the iPhone.
But the best camera to use is the one you have with you. My “phone” is ever with me, so has become the “best camera.” But I have apologized to my Nikon about my neglect and will make it up to her in the next few months. Promise.