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2017 Long Island High School Football Champions

On December 16, hundreds of local community members gathered on Westhampton Beach’s Main Street to congratulate the 2017 Long Island High School Football Champions. Firetrucks and ambulances roared as the marching band led the way. 

2017 Long Island High School Football Champions

2017 Long Island High School Football Champions

2017 Long Island High School Football Champions

The 2017 Long Island High School Football Champions were met by local officials (who granted proclamations and accolades) including (from right to left) Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, School Board Member Stacy Rubio, Westhampton Beach Town Trustee Brian Tymann, Westhampton Beach Mayor Maria Moore, Southampton Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer, and  Santa.

2017 Long Island High School Football Champions

2017 Long Island High School Football Champions, Dylan Laube

Dylan Laube, scoring a Long Island record of 47 touchdowns this past season, rushed for 2,680 yards on 249 carries. In his career at WHB, Dylan racked up an astonishing 6,495 yards rushing on 687 carries. In the photo above, Laube holds the Long Island Champions trophy.

2017 Long Island High School Football Champions, Liam Mcintrye

Westhampton Beach High School Athletic Director Kathy Masterson introduces the WHBHS Varsity Team’s, Captain Liam Mcintyre.

2017 Long Island High School Football Champions, Bill Parry

Suffolk County Coach of the Year, Bill Parry, address his team and their fans.

To view more photos of the 2017 Long Island High School Football Champions parade, click the slideshow below:

About the camera gear

To ca2017 Long Island High School Football Champions, Cheryl Machat Dorskindpture the 2017 Long Island High School Football Champions, I worked with a Canon 6D MII, along with a Canon 24-105mm f/4 L lens, a Canon Speedlight, a Sto-Fen Omni Bounce Om-EY Flash Diffuser, 64 GB SanDisk SD card, a Lowepro Passport Sling II camera bag provides easy access to cell phone, filters, extra batteries and tissues (it was cold). The capture conditions were challenging as the event occurred mid-day, with a bright sun and snowy grounds (popping light). To gain perspective and meet the players, camera lens to eye level rather than shooting upwards, I stood on cargo beds.



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TWiP Guest

I  joined Frederick Van Johnson as a TWiP guest on his podcast, “This Week In Photo, episode #484” –  along with portrait photographer Joseph Linaschke.

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Topics Discussed

  • DJI’s new Mavic Pro drone folds up and fits in your hand
  • Flickr remains relevant while Yahoo circles the drain
  • Panasonic’s GH5 to arrive in 2017 with 4K video at 60 fps & 6K video
  • Using clarity and flash to emphasize blemishes

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At the end of the podcast I recommended two inspiring books

M Train by Patti Smith

TWiP Guest book suggestion

Patti Smith is a writer, a performer, and visual artist.  Winner of the National Book Award for Just Kids, M Train is a memoir discussing Smith’s photographic muses; the how, where and why of the photographs, as well as other captivating ruminations.

“Some months before our first wedding anniversary Fred told me that if I promised to give him a child he would first take me anywhere in in the world. Without hesitation I chose Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, a border town in northwest French Guiana, on the North Atlantic coast of South America….

A letter arrived. It was from the director of Casa Azul, home and resting place of Frida Kahlo, requesting I give a talk centering on the artist’s revolutionary life and work. In return I would be granted permission to photograph her belongings, the talismans of her life. Time to travel, to acquiesce to fate. For although I craved solitude, I decided I could not pass on an opportunity to speak in the same garden that I had longed to enter as a young girl. I would enter the house inhabited by Frida and Diego Rivera, and walk through rooms I had only seen in books. I would be back in Mexico.”

~Patti Smith

Hold Still by Sally Mann

TWiP Guest book sugggestion
Sally Mann is one of contemporary’s most renown photographers, having received NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim Grants and her photography is held in major institutions internationally. In this memoir, Sally Mann includes both narrative and images. It is a page-turner!

“These are not my children at all,” she writes. “These are children in a photograph. They represent my children at a fraction of a second on one particular afternoon with infinite variables of light, expression, posture, muscle tension, mood, wind and shade.”

“…the kids were visually sophisticated, involved in setting the scene, in producing the desired effects for the images and in editing them. When I was putting together ‘Immediate Family,’ I gave each child the pictures of themselves and asked them to remove those they didn’t want published.”

~Sally Mann

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