My weekend in low quality iphone pics


After lugging around a very NICE camera in Minneapolis and taking lots of pictures there, I was feeling decidedly unenthusiastic about photo taking this weekend so I left my semi-decent digital at home and mentally shut down my photo taking part of my brain. Which naturally means there will be photo ops galore, right? Yeah…oh well.

Saturday was all day passing league event for SportsBoy and his JV football team. I thought it would all be in a stadium setting meaning way too far away for my little camera to capture anything decent, but of course the first two games were played on a back field where I *could* have had some close up shots. Instead, I captured the team at rest once those first two games were done:

You can't see SB in this one, but I love the sun beams
There he is!

They ended up coming in 2nd place in the round robin event that had about 20+ teams from all the local high schools. SB caught 5 passes, 4 for touchdowns (it was touch football, passing lays only with defensive players). Two in his typical dramatic “will he catch it or wont he?” style complete with one spectacular tumbling bouncing off the turf fall. Even without pads the kid plays as if he is pinball!

So that was all day Saturday in the hot son out in east county.

Sunday I was up at 4:15 to perfect my role as LegUp Head Cheerleader as Renee launched her triathlon race career with a damn impressive second place finish in her age group. First time out! She’s clearly a natural.

The two R's pulling on their wetsuits. Not so easy.
Sometimes it helps if you do a little dance while getting assistance 🙂
Ready to rock n roll!
Swim over - running to hop on the bike. One mouthful of deisel fuel consumed (ew)

At this point thanks to this race course, Eve and I couldn’t see anything but the finish. Eve did her run for the day following the same four mile run route the racers would take. I hopped on a shuttle 🙂 I *would* have run but since I am still new to the whole thing most likely I would not have been able to go fast enough to be there to see Coach Tanja finish. Or even Renee for that matter! It would have been close anyway. As it is, Tanja passed up Eve. Since Eve wasn’t racing she had her phone with her and got this pretty cool shot:

Tanja had no idea - supreme focus!
Renee heading for the finish line
Podium gals - Renee in 2nd, Tanja (of course) 1st in her age group.

Phone quality difference – this last one was taken with an iPhone 4 vs my 3GS – way better camera on the newer ones!

The teams - racers + cheerleaders

So now you can see why I still haven’t finished writing up my NN11 experience. I should be catching up this weekend since its a long one. And figuring out how I can upgrade my phone 🙂

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