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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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Lightroom iphone library

My Lightroom iPhone library provides inspiration for today’s misty, flat-gray, painted sky. Cloudscapes and sunsets are often a go-to collection. 

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Rogers Beach, October 25, 2017. Stored in my lightroom iPhone library, in my “go-to” cloudscapes and seascapes collections.

“My cloud photographs are equivalents of my most profound life experiences, my basic philosophy of life. All art is an equivalent of the artist’s most profound life experiences.”

– Alfred Stieglitz

I became interested in cloudscapes when I first studied the history of photography and learned about Alfred Stieglitz and his profound influence on photography and modern art. He was born in Hoboken, New Jersey and lived from 1864-1946. Stieglitz championed photography helping to prove its relevance as art. Stieglitz was the first to exhibit works by European avant-garde artists Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi, and Francis Picabia in the US at his New York City gallery, 291.  Alfred Stieglitz married Georgia O’Keefe (1924) and she was his muse who captured much of his photographic time and philosophy.  Stieglitz also created a profound collection of photographs, “Equivalents,’ which had a profound effect on many artists continues to inspire me.

…the idea of the fragmented sense of self, brought about by the rapid pace of modern life; the idea that a personality, like the outside world, is constantly changing, and may be interrupted but not halted by the intervention of the camera; and, finally, the realization that truth in the modern world is relative and that photographs are as much an expression of the photographer’s feelings for the subject as they are a reflection of the subject depicted. 

Click here, if you would like to read more about Alfred Stieglitz.

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