Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Photo 10-26-12

Fire pole from old fire station, now in new Mankato Public Safety Center.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

There are throw ins, and there is the flip throw in

I've seen the flip throw in before, where a soccer player flips over the ball and flings it over her head during a throw in instead of just standing still. I don't see it very often though, and even less freqently at a high school game. So when I failed to get a photo of Alina Bachman doing one during a game earlier in the season I was disappointed.

The idea of the flip throw in is to get much more distance and height out of a throw in than throwing in standing still, which helps when the throw in is near the goal.

While at Thursday's section final soccer game between St. Peter and Mankato West I saw Bachman set the ball down on the sideline when given a throw in near the goal, a sure sign she was going to do it again. I managed to get in position and get off a series of frames of her doing the flip throw in.

I had a little fun with them between assignments tonight and made the animation at left. It turned out pretty well and shows the acrobatic throw in better than a single frame would.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday photo 10-5-12

King and Queen of Sweden with GAC president and wife, St. Peter.