For the first time since Regionals last year, I shot an Ultimate tournament last weekend, or at least one day of it (thanks to Kevin Leclaire for tipping me off that this was happening, I’ve been out of the loop). Yorktown-HB Woodlawn’s program hosted a tournament in Arlington, with teams from Virginia, Maryland and further afar (Pennsylvania and New England) attending. The men’s finals were a familiar story though, with YHB matched up against Woodside, a show I’ve seen before but one that’s always exciting. In the end, YHB prevailed because while Woodside has an incredibly talented and athletic team, they currently have no idea how to play good zone offense, with absolutely no downfield movement. If Woodside wants to contend this year they’re going to need to learn how to pop.
Photo-wise, it was a fine day, a little too sunny for my tastes (harsh shadows etc), but the weather was gorgeous and the action was good. I continued to have autofocus problems with both of my cameras, which is troubling especially after having sent my D300 in for service some time ago. The problem may be in the two (very old, well-used) telephoto lenses I’m using… wonder if I’ll get a chance to send them in for service anytime soon.