Welcome to Doug's
Comets 92 (and 91)
Soccer Photo Page
(No mission statements, no club profiles, no coaches' corner, no club officers, 
no tryout schedules, no skills sessions, no character statements, no newsletters, 
and no Renoir's dressed up as soccer players)
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Ain't they cute!!!!!

2001 Garland Strikers Spring Challenge Tournament

April 14, 2001 Finals v Angels
The girls win it all with a 5-0 victory.

April 14, 2001 Semi-Finals v Blast
Comets prevail 3-0.

April 13, 2001 v. Mighty Diamonds
Comets prevail 1-0.

April 13, 2001 v Ocelots
Comets win 2-1.

November 18, 2000 Kappa Cup v Twisters
Comets were tied 1-1 at halftime but roared to a 4-1 victory with a great second-half performance.

Lesia, Logan and Andrea were invited to join the Comets 92 as guest players in the 2000 Puma Cup. The Comets are a 92 team but played up one year in the tournament. (I was very impressed that this young team made it to the finals.) It was great fun for the guest Hornets and their families. Thank you Comets. Hit the following link to view the Comets Web Site.

Want to send email to to the photographer/webmaster? Use doug@dougfejer.com  

Game 5: Tournament Finals v. Storm
The Comets played tough but lost the rematch to Storm 1-0. Congratulations to the girls for a great showing this weekend. I sure had fun taking all these photos. The girls were great models.

Game 4 v Storm
Lost to Storm 4-2.

Game 3 v Killer Bees
Defeated the Killer Bees 3-0.

Game 2 v Keller Ladybugs
Comets and Ladybugs played to a 0-0 tie. Sorry, no photos of this game. I stayed home in Dallas and slept. (The field in Arlington is 42 miles from home. Beth spent Friday and Saturday night in a hotel with the girls.)

Game 1 v. Arlington American Eaglettes
Comets prevailed 3-0. Stay tuned for photos by Sunday morning.

Doug's Equipment
First, I take photos the old fashioned way. I use a 20-year old Nikon F-3 camera. It is a manual focus camera, although the shutter speed is automatically determined by the camera based upon the film that I am using and the f-stop that I manually select. Despite the bright sunlight I have become a big fan of 800 speed film. This allows me to "stop-down" the lens giving me a very broad "depth of field," i.e. more stuff is in focus. Lately I have been using Kodak PJ-800 Ektapress film, although I am traditionally a big fan of Fugi film. I buy the film through a New York mail order house, usually 40 rolls at a time. I also use a Nikon 300mm f2.8 lens and a Nikon TC-14b Teleconverter. This makes the effective focal length of the lens 420mm.

Given the vast number of photos that I take, I then take the film to Sam's for processing. Sam's does a decent job and charges less than 1/2 the price of the more conventional processors. Once I get the prints back I scan them (the prints) using a Hewlett Packard Photosmart scanner. The resulting scan is a .tiff file approximately 1.6meg in size. I then compress  the photos into .jpg files using ThumbsPlus software.

I then construct the web pages using Microsoft Frontpage. This is actually the easiest part of the process. This software is no more difficult to use than Wordperfect or Word.

The final step is to upload the files to my own internet server. It is an old Pentium 90 computer that Dr. Dave Turner converted into a Linux web server. Before I got the server I was constantly having to delete old photos as I added new ones. For now, anyway, I have unlimited web space in which to put my photos.

To see the rest of my too cool photos, go to www.douglasfejer.com