Enter AT&T Stadium! It has been a while since I posted, mostly because of the busy schedule school and work have kept me under, but I’m back for one post before the end of September. This post is from September 13th and 14th, when we went to Arlington, Texas.
I was there for work, since we had a group going to the Rangers Ballpark and then a university game at AT&T Stadium the next day. The above photograph is looking over the mini river that divides the two venues. From the pathway it was fairly easy to take a shot of AT&T Stadium. I held still for this one, not using a tripod. There is a lot of light out there, allowing me to use a faster shutter speed. Since tripods are frowned upon in the ballpark, I didn’t have it before hand. I didn’t feel like walking all the way back, since it was a good mile from where we parked, so I just handheld it. Came out better than I thought too.
The next day, we hauled ourselves to the AT&T Stadium parking lot. We had a tailgate set up with other teams from the Lone Star Conference. Everyone was packed like sardines, and I really don’t think AT&T Stadium was made to be tailgate friendly, but we managed.
I didn’t have much time to photograph the event, as me and my fiance were working the tables and giving out ASU memorabilia.
We had a big turnout for the event, with about 600 people attending. Our area gave out hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks. The picture to the left is part of the line where students and alumni lined up to grab something to eat before the game. Behind here is a Wal-Mart, which was beneficial to us when we ran out of things, but also awkward that it’s so close to the AT&T Stadium and Rangers Ballpark.
This was a fun photograph I captured from one of our alumni and her future Ram in Angelo State colors. This is just natural posing and natural light at its best and my favorite colors blue and gold are in it. For this one, I was already shooting at 125 and had my aperture open at 7.1 for a good medium. These two pictures were shot at the same settings, and had the aid of a tent to help create some natural diffusion from a bright and hot sun.
After the tailgate, we made it into AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. Inside, we had access to a lot of the area including the Miller Lite room. It was really dark, and I wasn’t allowed to bring in a lot of stuff including a flash to help me out, so I couldn’t manage as many shots as I would have liked. I did try my best to save a lot of my photos, but it was pretty dark in most places, and everyone was moving, so even at a low shutter speed, I had some good blur going on.
Here is a picture of the famous star that is in the Miller Lite room, where the home team tunnel begins.
Underneath this star the home teams runs through the entrance and onto the field. We had a great view to the field and the whole experience was a lot of fun. I would love to go and do another photo shoot in the AT&T Stadium with all my gear one day. Until that day comes, I will work on perfecting a way to take some better low-exposure photographs without any aid.
And here is the last photograph for this blog. Our team, the Angelo State University Rams faced off against Colorado State-Pueblo in the Lone Star Conference Football Festival. We were the last game for the evening, and while we lost, it was still a thrilling game. There is a lot of promise in our team. Go Rams!