Wow. 2002 Memorial Day Tournament. Sting 89
v. Dallas Texans 89
Wow again. 2002 Memorial Day Tournament. Sting 89 v. Dallas
Texans 89 (Yes, yes, yes that is the Texans' keeper.)
From the 89 game against 88 Texans-West in the
2002 State Cup on May 4, 2002. Kendal Campisi demonstrates her
vertical leap. (T.West keeper demonstrates nice hands.)
2002 Memorial Day Tournament. Sting 89 v. Dallas
Texans 89. (Check out the nice colors. I hate white uniforms.)
From the 89 game against the D'Feeters in the
2001 Spring Cup on April 13, 2001. Anna Dello Russo shows true grit.
It almost appears as if they are dancing.
Also from the 89 game against the D'Feeters.
Rebecca Farmer and Jillian Rosen of D'Feeters demonstrate the fine
art of balancing the ball between their pony tails..
From the 89 game against the Longhorns on
September 23, 2000. Here we see a high flying Longhorn. Can't really
say that I know what she is doing, but it is a nice shot. (I wonder
if she got in the way of one of Kimberly's kicks.)
From the 89 game against the Texans on September
3, 2000. Monica Da Silva demonstrates a ballet move in her kick.
From the June 24, 2000 Sting 83 v Challenge game
in the Snickers Regional Tournament. These two players had a fierce
battle and made for several great photos. (This is a
great example of why I hate the Lake Highlands rule requiring that
the home team always wear white.)
Sting 89 player Kimberly Selman
demonstrates the proper technique for hooking an opponent.
From the Sting 89 game on April 23, 2000 against
the Emil Dragicevic
Strikers from St. Louis. Sting's Chelsea Zimmerman pins the ball
with a high flying Striker.
From the Sting 89 game against the Mid-Cities
Tejanos also on April 23, 2000. Alex Whitson scores the winning
goal in the second overtime.
From the Sting 89 game against the Longhorns in
the Sony Texas Cup on November 27, 1999. Here Anna Dello Russo keeps
the ball away from her Texas
Some of my favorite photos are after goals are
scored. Here Sting 89 players Hayley Tannery and Monica da Silva
celebrate Monica's goal. (Super photographer Doug actually missed
the goal while changing film.
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impaired, double-click on the underlined dates
to see the photos. If the date is not
underlined it means I do not have the photos back from the processor.
I have also tried to locate the homepages of the Sting opponents.
Double-click on the underlined team names to see their respective web
February 20, 2001 v Longhorns
Sting defeated the Longhorns approximately 4-0. Had a pretty bad photo
night as the lights are weak to begin with plus I did not have my 300mm
f2.8 as it was in the shop for repairs. Therefore, I was using a 200mm
f2.0 which really limits my range. Finally, I also had my head screwed on
wrong and forgot to check my checklist and blew a couple rolls of film due
to improper setting. Finally, even with all that it is just impossible
taking photos under the lights at UTD. It is just too dark. As a result, I
have to use a very slow shutter speed 1/125 to capture the light. Many of
the photos are just too blurry. But it sure was great to be back taking
photos. (Something I truly love to do.) Also, stay tuned for my next set
of photos as I have finally gotten my long anticipated Nikon 80-400mm AF
zoom lens. (It does not work away from bright sunshine.)
September 30, 2000 89 v Tejanos
Oh well, it was bound to happen. The Tejanos have had a few potential wins
against Sting slip away but not this time. They pulled this one away
somewhat decisively 2-0.
September 23, 2000: 89 v Longhorns
Longhorns prevail 2-1. Pretty impressive week for the Longhorns as they
tied the Texans on Tuesday and then had no letdown on Saturday in beating
Sting. (Sure would have liked it, however, if LHGCL would allow the
Longhorns to wear orange when Sting wears blue - I just won't quit.)
September 16, 2000 89 v. Inter-White
Sting won this game 1-0. Inter came real close to tying the game with a
header. Be sure to check out the Inter-White
89 web page.
Plano Labor Day Tournament
September 3, 2000 89 v Dallas Texans
Sting 89 defeated the Dallas Texans 2-1 in the
quarterfinals. (Sting 89 v Dallas Texans in the quarterfinals???? I'd
really be curious to hear the logic behind the seeding.) Sting was
down 1-0 at the half but was able to score in the second half. This is the
fourth time I have seen Sting 89 play the Texans. These games have all
been remarkably close with each game being decided by one goal. It has
been great fun for me to watch and photograph. (And get sunburned.) I
really do appreciate the talent and determination of the players. Sting
went on to win the tournament.
Southern Regionals (June 24 and 25)
Sunday June 25, 2000
25, 2000 - Sting U19 v South Texas II (Demolition)
Sting won 2-0. This was a very hard fought game by both teams. I really
enjoyed watching this game. (Can somebody send me a link to a Demolition
web site?) Got a shot just prior to a nasty collision between the Sting
goalie and a Demolition striker.
25, 2000 - Sting 83 v. Arkansas (Comets)
Don't know the score, but Sting won by a large margin.
25, 2000 - Sting 82 v Georgia (Atlanta HotShots)
Left the game against the Atlanta HotShots at halftime with the score tied
at 1-1. An official kept me from taking photos from the team side so I
don't know how good the photos that I did take will be. (This has never
happened before. Inspector Clouseau was clearly doing his duty.) It is
important to have the sun at my back and by the second half the 7:00 pm
sun was impossible.
Saturday June 24, 2000
24, 2000 - Sting 82 v North Carolina (Charlotte Soccer Club)
Tough break for Sting 82. By my count North
Carolina (Charlotte Soccer Club) got one shot the first 3/4 of the
game but it was a goal. N.C. survived an onslaught of Sting attempts in
the second half and held on to win 1-0. Wow. What a terrific game. Now
that my photos are back let me add that extreme photo nuts like me are
always looking for great photo opportunities. With that in mind, check out
my photos of the North Carolina goalie. She is simply a running and
jumping human highlight film. WAY TOO COOL!!!!
24, 2000 - Sting U19 v North Texas II (Magic)
Sting U19 won this game in a blow-out.
24, 2000 - Sting 83 v. S. Texas (Challenge 82/83)
Sting was ahead 2-0 but S.
Texas (Challenge 82/83) came roaring back in the second half to
tie the game 2-2. Really looking forward to see these photos as Sting was
in their blue uniforms and Challenge was in red and the sun was behind a
cloud for much of the game. (Terrific ingredients for photos.)
Memorial Day Tournament
Lost to the Texans
28, 2000 v D'Feeters
Defeated D'Feeters approximately
May 27, 2000 v Image
We arrived at this game at the start of the second half. Since it was
already 4-0 I let Lesia take the photos.
Classic - Dallas Cup
Sting 89 played in this tournament sponsored by the Longhorns Club. I
went to their game on Friday against the Emil
Dragicevic Strikers from St. Louis. I then attended the semi-final and
final games on Sunday. It was a great photo weekend for old Doug,
especially since Lesia did not have any games.
23, 2000 v. Strikers
Sting got a chance to avenge their loss on Friday to the Strikers.
However, the Strikers prevailed 1-0 to win the tournament. Boy howdy, did
they ever have an impressive tournament beating Sting twice and also the
Texans in the semi-final game. Wow.
23, 2000 v. Mid-Cities Tejanos
Won the semi-final game 2-1 in overtime over the Mid-Cities
Tejanos. The winning goal was scored by Alex. (And check out the
Tejanos 89 Girls' website. Too cool. I need to figure out how to add a
message board to this site.)
21, 2000 v Strikers
Strikers had Sting on the ropes early jumping to a 3-0 lead in the first
half. Sting game back strong in the second half scoring two goals. Sting
also had some thrilling shots that would have tied the game but the
Strikers held on 3-2.
21, 200 - Sting 88
Well, I arrived at the 89 game early so I could not help but take a few
photos of the 88 team's game.
8, 2000 v Andromeda
Went to my first game of the Spring 2000 season to see Sting defeat Andromeda
6-0. It was a sunny, yet miserably cold day. I think I got photos of all
of the goals except the first one. (I was changing film.) I brought two
camera bodies to the game for the express purpose of not losing goal shots
due to changing film. Oh well. By the way, what have you parents been
feeding these girls during the past several months. They sure have grown
since the Texas Cup.
89 and The Sony
Lost to the Dallas Texans 1-0. Sting came real close to tying the
game in the second half when a ball seemed to lay about 2-6 inches in
front of the goal for what seemed like several seconds before a Texan
kicked it away. Here is a link to the Dallas
Texans Home Page. Here is a link to the 89
Texans Girls Page.
Defeated Texas Longhorns 4-0. My
favorite shot taken at the tournament was the last shot taken at this
Defeated Eclipse 89 Black
4-1. Had a massive quality control failure with the processing of
these photos by Sam's. (Hey, when you take as many photos as I do cheap
goes a long way.) Any way, I should get the photos back any day now.
Other Sony Texas Cup
28, 1999 Championship Game
The Texans defeated Inter
1-0. The game's only goal came off a penalty kick for a handball. Pretty
costly handball for Inter. A true defensive struggle. Neither goalie saw a
lot of hard work.
Dallas Texans v Albuquerque
United. Dallas Texans won 5-1. Albuquerque got the first goal and were
able to keep the lead for a while but the Texans came roaring
back. Only saw a little more than the first half. I also only used
one roll of film but got several good shots. Had a pretty good batting
average for this game.
Defeated Soccer America 4-0. I
missed most of the first half attending Lesia's game. Actually, Lesia took
about the last 10 photos of the game so I am looking forward to seeing the
Lost a close one to Dallas Inter-Blue 2-1. It was raining at the start of
the game so I only began taking photos mid-way through the first half
after the rain stopped. Here is the Dallas
Inter home page. (Pretty nice page.)
2, 1999 v Texas Lightning
Scored many goals against the Lightning. One of the day's highlights was
Monica's goal, which I missed. (Sorry Hugo.) Here is a link to the Texas
Lightning Soccer Club page.
Plano Labor Day Tournament
Lost to the Dallas Texans 1-0 at the close of the second overtime period.
It was a very entertaining game. Here is a link to the Dallas
Texans Home Page. Here is a link to the 89
Defeated D'Feeters 2-0 in the semi-finals of the Plano Labor Day
tournament. Here is a link to the D'Feeters
Home Page. (This is a nicely done page.)
Defeated Madison Ridgeland United 3-0. I will let everybody know up front
that I was changing film when the second goal was scored on a
Defeated Storm 89 many goals to no goals. Here is a link to the Storm
Soccer Club. Here is a link to the 89
Storm Girls Homepage.
The comments below were written five cameras ago. I later
bought a Nikon F5 (My last film camera and the last camera I thought I
would ever buy in my lifetime. It lasted 18 months. Still have it. Need to
put it on EBAY) Then I went digital buying a Nikon Coolpix 990 and then a
Nikon D100 and most recently a Nikon D2h. Only difference now is that I
don't think for a second that the D2h will be my last camera - god
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