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Abe’s Spotlight – Great Crowd Photos Taken at the Army/Navy Rivalry with a Nikon D80!

By Roy Anderson

These photographs were taken at the Army-Navy Game on December 12, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.

This long time rivalry started in 1890 and has become one of the greatest inter-service rivalries of all time. Simply put, it is a matter of Service Academy PRIDE!

The Brigade of Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy won with a score of 17-3. The Naval Academy leads the series with a record of 55 wins, 49 losses and 7 ties. This year will be their 112th meeting.

Navy Won!

 

Army Lost!


 

I used a Nikon D80 DSLR. I also used a Nikkor 18-200 lens. The settings were automatic, which resulted in capturing these photos at ISO 1600, f/5.3 with a 1/180 shutter speed. This camera is a great all around digital camera. Our vantage point was from the Army’s end zone, right between both academies. My composition was of sheer luck. The D80 did all the work!

Abe’s no longer carries the Nikon D80, we recommend its successor the Nikon D90

I am a retired Naval Officer of 28 years, who did not attend the U. S. Naval Academy. My wife is also an Active Duty Navy Physician, who at the time of this game was attending the US Army War College. We were able to get out first set of tickets to attend this game from the Army! Last year, we again obtained our tickets from an Army friend. Since my wife currently works at the Naval Academy, we hope to finally sit with the Navy this coming December!

If you ever get the opportunity to attend an Army-Navy game, you must do it! GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY!

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