I have joked for years that I prefer not to peak early in the sports season. Today was the first soccer game of the year. A day game is not something I see much of, as almost all the schools we cover have lights and night games mean bigger crowds and charging for admittance. But this game was scheduled for high noon. Mother Nature gave us a nice cloud cover, and Nikon got me my company camera back. I wish I had shot this with the D3, the slight softness from the slower focus on the D2Hs bugs me, but you work with what you are given. With my schedule for the next few months I am not exposing my equipment to any more wear and weather than I need to for own work. Hopefully I have not peaked for the fall of 2010 with this image.