BCS National Championship – Three Days and Counting

January 5, 2008 | By Chris Graythen | Sport

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The BCS National Championship is quickly approaching the Big Easy, the teams have arrived, and the fans are coming in droves. As a local, its great to see the hotels, restaurants and bars filled to capacity again. We started off the year with a bang with the Sugar Bowl between Georgia and Hawaii, and it’s only going to get better, as we have the BCS championship, the NBA All-Star game, NCAA Women’s regional basketball tournament, and the Arena Bowl Championship again.

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During the big year-end games, we have a larger crew which helps us not only ensure that we have every photo to help tell the story of the game, but in a way it helps us to be able to experiment a little when you know you have two other photographers out there. For instance, during the Sugar Bowl, I took a chance using a low angle viewfinder to place my camera directly on the ground and get as low of a shot as possible. Kneeling in the back of the end zone, I was lucky enough to have the Hawaii quarterback fumble the ball, and a Georgia player pounced on it, scoring a touchdown to really help put the game out of reach for Hawaii. The low angle was a unique look at a key play during the game.

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The BCS Championship is going to a great game between two tough teams, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Louisiana State University Tigers. We’ll just have to wait and see who is crowned the BCS National Champions.

See you at the game!

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