Conner's First Football Game

A while back I went to a Denver Bronco’s football game.  It’s the same game I captured the fireworks during sunset from inside the stadium. I took the train that day to the stadium and on the way home a boy named Conner and his dad sat next to us.  Conner was hesitant to take the seat next to me, since I was a stranger, so I tried to break the ice and make Conner a little more comfortable with me.  I tried joking with him at first and he wouldn’t have anything to do with me.  He kept running back to his dad across, who was facing me.  I had my camera that evening with the wide-angle lens so I showed him how to push the button and take a self-portrait.  As soon as he heard he could push the button on my camera, we became best friends.  He started firing off shots and then we would turn around the camera to see what he had captured on the LCD.  It turned out this night he had gone to his first Broncos football game.

I gave Conner’s father my card that evening and said to email me and I would send him the photos from that evening.  I never heard from Conner’s father so I’m posting this in hopes that he may pick up my card, look at my blog and see Conner’s picture.  Email me and I’ll get these wonderful photos to you.  If you know Conner, let his father know you saw his picture and have him email me.

It’s the Denver Bronco’s home opener on Monday Night Football against the Oakland Raiders tonight.  The Broncos didn’t fare well last season.  Let’s hope they can turn it around this season.  Go Broncos!

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  • What a cute kid Rick. Sometimes the spontaneous shots are the best ones.

  • I love the story, and what a great way to break the ice with a kid. He looks like he had a ball playing with the camera. Who knows, maybe you just made a new photographer 🙂

  • That’s a great story. I would plug the Chiefs here, but after yesterday I’ll have to find another pasttime this fall…

  • What a cool story and he didn’t do too bad either!

  • What a great outing, Rick. You made the young man’s (and Dad’s) day. I’m certain they will cherish this memory, and of course the fun photos. Nice work, man.