Sunday, March 21, 2010

Her First Soccer Game Goal!

Yes, this is my daughter kicking her first soccer game goal in her young life. Not only was I a proud father, I could not believe I captured the moment she kicked the ball past the goalie. As I mentioned in a previous post, The Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Autofocus Test, I have renewed respect for sports photographers. I find it a challenge to compose,focus and keep the player and ball in the same shot.

Another crowning moment of the day was when she was chosen as the MVP of the game. You should have seen the smile on her face when she kicked the goal in for the first time and you should have seen the mouth agape when she was given the MVP medal. The other kids were looking in awe of the round coin with a protruding fake soccer ball embedded in it's glory.

I do not want to forget my son during this celebration. He was very busy entertaining all of his girlfriends in the trunk of our car. He lured the girls with the latest Apps from my wife's iPhone. Like father like son, it works every time! I managed to sneak in this shot before his antics were revealed to the world (his parents).

Unfortunately, my daughter's soccer goal did not win the game of the day. She and her teammates did the celebratory endgame handshake with the knowledge there is always the next game to be won. My daughter need not worry, she already won my heart when I first saw her when she was born into this world.

All this mushy talk is making me hungry. We celebrated my daughter's success with a trip to their favorite restaurant, Yummy House! Just look at the glow of my daughter outside the restaurant. Adorable!

Check out my daughter's soccer gallery shot with the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV.

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