What do you get when you tell someone that has never played and rarely watches a game to come up with a football themed photo? Somewhere in the closet I have a Nerf football, but I didn’t think that would cut it for me, so I found a football and headed for a field on the West Side. I was toying with ideas all week and really figured that I’d have to be there to see which worked best by shooting them all (or at least as many as I could). The late afternoon sun had a warmth to it that I liked and the lower it sunk in the sky, the softer the light became. Working fast, I lay down on the field a few times to capture the ball on the grass from various angles and focal lengths. My favorite of those (the last in the gallery) wound up being taken at 200mm.