< So I was lucky enough to get ahold of an all-access media badge to the Dallas Cowboys vs the San Francisco 49ers football game. I was told I could bring any camera equipment I had available.
< I brought my 5DMKII, a 70-200mm f/2.8L, and my 2x extender. I wanted to shoot at 1/1000 sec shutter to really freeze the action, but since I lost an f stop with the extender, I tried to cheat down to 1/500th sec shutter speed. I found 1/800th to be my sweet spot at f/5.6 - f/11. I also shot in multi-shot mode.
To understand my obsession with the Cowboys, you have to go way back to the early days. The salad days...
< Xmas in 1972. 4 years old.
< Me and my buddy, Mike Medina, with Cowboys' Tom Landry at training camp in Thousand Oaks, CA - 1979 (11 years old).
< My autograph board from 1979.
< Me walking on the field at Texas Stadium 1992. I worked as a PA for the Thanksgiving game, and got to wrangle cable for the post-game interviews.
< Me working the field at Candlestick in 1994. I worked the game, and got to wrangle audio for the post-game interviews. I remember standing next to Troy Aikman, and wondering if the moment was really happening.
< Me working the field at Candlestick in 2011.
< Go time!
< 49ers Isaac Sopoaga.
< 49ers QB Alex Smith.
< Cowboys' RB Felix Jones gets outside.
< D Linemen Marcus Spears & Jay Ratliff celebrate the OT victory.
< The NFL logo at the center of the field.
< WR Jesse Holley observes the spectacle of the NFL.
< WR Miles Austin bounces into the end zone for his 3rd TD of the day.
< WR Miles Austin.
< Tony Romo works it out with the O line.
< WR Kevin Ogletree.
< Romo calls the audible.
< Tony Romo with Cowboys' head coach Jason Garrett.
< Romo played with a fractured rib and collapsed lung, and it showed in the huddle. Cowboys won in overtime.
< Romo grits it out on the sideline.
< After treatment, Romo returns from the locker room.
< Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
< Cowboys' media man, Scott Purcel.
< Crazy legs Dwayne Harris.
< OLB DeMarcus Ware.
< TE Jason Witten.
< Tony Romo in the post-game press conference.
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