2006: The Iron Man

 

Ever since I got hooked to NFL (the watching part only; as much as I would love to, I still cannot throw anything that looks like a decent spiral), it had been my dream to watch at least one game live in a stadium. While talking to a dear friend, I was informed about the match up between two of my favorite teams – New England Patriots visiting Green Bay Packers.

And what better place to start the live-game-watching-affair than at the history-rich, tradition-filled, holy Lambeau Field?? With the possibility of seeing two potential Hall of Fame caliber athletes in action in one game, I didn’t have to think twice to start searching for a ticket. Seated amidst an ocean of Packers and islands of far-traveled Patriots fans, the hospitality of Packer-nation was overwhelming – even when the 35-0 deficit was staring them straight in the eye. I am extremely grateful to the Packers Security Personnel who let me carry my 70-200 mm telephoto lens into the stadium. I was lucky enough to get a picture of the Iron Man running on to the field during warm-ups.

A very detailed account of this day’s experience is here.

EXIF and other information

Archive ID dsc_101-2387
Date and Time 2006-11-19 13:22:09
GPS Date and Time Image does not include relevant information
GPS Location 44.5011 N, -88.06167 E, 640 ft (Goolgle Map: Pin | Directions)
Camera Nikon D70s
Lens AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Focal Length 200.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 300.0 mm)
Mode Aperture-priority AE
Shutter Speed 1/3200 second(s)
Aperture f/5.6
ISO 640
Exposure Bias -1/3
Flash No
Filters None
Light Value 13.9
Hyperfocal Distance 356.59 m
Focus Distance 23.71 m
Depth of Field 3.14 m (22.25 - 25.39)
Field of View 6.8 deg (2.82 m)
Tripod
No
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