I went to the game yesterday! =D Honestly it was the first high school football game I ever went so it was really fun in general. For photography, it was very very frustrating. I swapped between the 55-250mm and the nifty fifty.. The tele for the game and the nifty fifty for our non existence half time due the rain(but that allowed me some shots of cheerleaders and standing players)
Anyways, having a sharp picture was so rare with the 55-250mm(faster shutter speeds ended up with dark pics =( ). but at least I had.. eh.. better than what I anticpated.
Enough talk here's the best action(aka while the game was seriously going on) pic with the tele:
and that is after sharpening so... xD
Edit: sorry about the copyright, only small pic I had uploaded. also planning to use these pics as leverage to gain a press pass instead of hiding behind the yearbook press XD
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
Lens: 171 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/64 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1600
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Date: October 7, 2011 7:45:56PM (timezone not specified)
(23 hours, 31 minutes, 18 seconds ago, assuming image timezone of US Pacific)
and this was all handheld. I don't have a monopod......yet.