Huskies Rebound Strong with All-Around Effort, #UWvPSU
Photo Credit: Bobby @pahliewalnuts
Juxt and Igers Seattle has a really cool project with the University of Washington Athletics Department. Our local mobile photographers are granted access to behind the scenes of UW’s athletic games and starting with its largest athletic program – Husky football.
We look forward to this partnership and will ask local mobile shooters to join us in these events when the space arises. The marriage between photography and social media is a great one. This is an opportunity to show the work of local mobile photographers covering amazing and awesome events.
Big thanks to Daniel Hour , Director for New Media & Recruiting Services, University of Washington Athletics. He has been a great advocate for the work of local mobile device photographers through Instagram and other social networks. It is great to have him as a resource and a partner with this project. BIG Thanks D and to your staff as well.
Also Big Thanks to Bobby and Holy for covering the UW vs PSU game. AND for the HUSKY nation…GO DAWGS!
Read our past articles:
UW Raise the Woof!
Dream Come True, UW v SDSU
Huskies Rebound Strong with All-Around Effort from @thatonedood
With the Huskies reeling from a humbling trip to Louisiana State, Portland State tried their best to keep the Huskies on the ropes. The Vikings’ best-laid plans, however, went to waste. The Vikings attempted an onside kick to open the game, but were offsides on the play. The Huskies scored three plays later and went on to score two offensive touchdowns in the first five minutes en route to a 52-13 thrashing of the Vikings.
Keith Price threw for three touchdowns while Bishop Sankey rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown, leading a ground attack that amassed over 200 yards. But in a first half that yielded 45 points (tied a school record for most points scored in a half), the Husky defense and special teams also made contributions to the first half scoring explosion. Dynamic freshman safety Shaq Thompson blocked a punt that was returned 79 yards by cornerback Tre Watson for a score, while Marcus Peters picked off an errant throw from Vikings QB Kieran McDonagh for an easy pick-6. The Huskies even pulled off a trick play of their own, with punter Travis Coons rolling out to his right, faking a punt, then turning and throwing across the field to a wide-open Kasen Williams for a 16 yard gain and a first down.
Even with a scoring outburst not seen since last season’s Alamo Bowl, the Huskies have concerns that need to be addressed before their crucial matchup with the Stanford Cardinal. The offensive line has to find a way to overcome the injuries to several of their starters (Ben Riva and Erik Kohler are likely to be out for at least the next few weeks) to keep Price upright. Even amidst a blowout, the Vikings still found their way into the Husky backfield several times to sack Price.
The Huskies also must look to this victory as a launching pad for their running game. With starting running back Jesse Callier out for the season, Sankey and freshman Erich Wilson (72 yards on 15 carries) will be relied upon to become a strong 1-2 punch in order to balance out the offensive attack.
With a bye this week, the Huskies will have an extra week to prepare for Stanford. The Cardinals are coming off their fourth straight win against USC, upending the Trojans 21-14. Cardinal running back Stepfan Taylor will be a force to reckon with, having gained over 200 all-purpose yards and scoring twice in the win.
The measuring stick of what the Huskies can accomplish this season will be tested in the next 4 weeks, with Pac-12 opponents all of whom are ranked in the Top 25. With a raucous, blacked-out crowd (Husky fans are being asked to wear their black Husky gear for this Thursday night game) at Century Link Field, the Huskies will have the opportunity to show that they, too, belong amongst the Pac-12’s elite.
Photo Credit: Holy @justholy
Shooter Testimonial from Holy
I’ll be 100% honest: I was nervous about shooting a football game using only an iPhone. For events where people are the main subjects, I prefer to candidly capture human emotion. That technique, which I discovered from my pro-am photographer gigs, makes for extremely satisfied clientele. During those days, I also learned that shooting candids often requires a telephoto lens which neither @pauliewalnuts or I had. What we did have were camera phones and the white all-access media vests just like the dozens of pro photographers on the sidelines with us. (I still chuckle to myself when imagining what it had to have looked like watching two guys with iPhones shooting next to people sporting $10,000 worth of SLR gear.) After the awe of standing on the sidelines of Century Link wore off, I started snapping photos and found myself having an amazing time. But because of the focal length of an iPhone (or lack thereof), it definitely got a little frustrating not being able to capture emotion the way I wanted to.
If I were given an opportunity to shoot another game using strictly an iPhone, no questions asked, I would do it. Being granted access to the entire stadium and having the freedom to experiment with angles and different perspectives to shoot was pretty badass.
More Shots from Holy
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Next game is a conference game against Stanford
Thursday, September 27, 2012
(Shooters – Bridgette, @bridgettesxo – Rachel, @iwife – Raymond, @thatonedood, Darvin, @boohi_bronson)