Gamecock Game-day, pt 3.

Well, I had a few more compositions left to make up a third post in this series. Well call this my Mostly Monochrome Monday post.

Stadium Fan Vignette 2
Stadium Fan Vignette 2
Enjoying the Rain 2 Monochrome
Enjoying the Rain 2 Monochrome
Rain Shower Relief
Rain Shower Relief
3rd Quarter Hardy Fans Composition
3rd Quarter Hardy Fans Composition
Stadium Fan Vignette 3
Stadium Fan Vignette 3
Rain Shower Relief 3
Rain Shower Relief 3

While working on this series, my wife asked me why I would travel all the way to Columbia for a USC Parents Day Football weekend and not include any pictures of our son Parker. I told her I did, he’s in the middle of the student section cheer photo below!

Sandstorm Towel Wave in the Student Section
Sandstorm Towel Wave in the Student Section
There's Parker
There’s Parker

Cheers,

C.S.

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Gamecock Game-day, pt 2 – USC Marching Band Sections

As the rain poured in the 3rd quarter, the USC Marching Band took refuge under the stadium.  They had neatly laid down their instruments by section – what a find!

Horn Section Composition
Horn Section Composition
Sax Section Composition
Sax Section Composition
Tuba Section Composition
Tuba Section Composition
Trombone Section Composition
Trombone Section Composition

During the first half, you would never had known it was going to rain.  Weather.com showed only a 15% chance of rain!  Here are a few pre-game snaps of the Marching Band in the sweltering heat.

Marching Band Composition 1
Marching Band Composition 1
Marching Band Composition 3
Marching Band Composition 3

For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view the high resolution version.

Cheers!

C. S.

Gamecock Game-day, pt 1.

Thomas Sumter was a a brigadier general in the South Carolina militia during the American War of Independence. Because of his fierce fighting, the British named him the Carolina Gamecock. The British had earlier burnt down his house – that probably had something to do with the name.

Williams-Bryce Stadium Abstract Composition
Williams-Bryce Stadium Abstract Composition

Last Sunday, my wife and I visited our freshman son Parker at the University of South Carolina (USC) Gamecocks home football game against the Missouri Tigers. What started as a blistering hot first half quickly became a heavy steady rain from half-time through the middle of the 4th quarter.

3rd Quarter Hardy Fans 2
3rd Quarter Hardy Fans 2

I brought my Nikon in hopes of capturing a few game and people shots. The rain turned out to be a significant photograph bonanza! Here’s the first of a two part post featuring Gamecock game-day photos.

Enjoying the Rain
Enjoying the Rain
Stadium Waterfall
Stadium Waterfall
Rain Shower Relief 2
Rain Shower Relief 2
3rd Quarter Hardy Fans 3
3rd Quarter Hardy Fans 3

Thanks for stopping by today. For the best viewing experience, click on an image to see a high resolution version from my portfolio site.

Cheers,

C. S.

Carolina Parking Garage Architectural Abstract

My youngest son Parker, a graduating high school senior, visited the University of South Carolina in Columbia this past spring.  I heard “Dad, are you coming” as I paused to capture this architectural abstract with my Tamron 15-30mm lens.  I love the extreme perspectives offered by this super-wide angle lens.

Carolina Parking Deck Abstract
Carolina Parking Deck Abstract

Parker will be attending USC this fall.  I wish I could go with him an experience college life all over again!  He said I could be his roommate, but I’m not really sure he meant it.

Cheers,

C. S.