Mom said to never look directly into the sun, right?
Sometimes the best photos are made shooting directly into the sun. In this case, Florida Lacrosse was up more than 10 points before the first half was over, and because of the time change, the sun was setting at 7:40 p.m. just around halftime.
Most would think that shooting directly into the sun would drastically underexpose your subject. This is also a myth. If properly exposed, you can get that deep orange glow of a late sun and your subject still exposed.
Here are a few examples from the game:
Once the light was lost after halftime it was a waiting game for twilight - arguably my favorite time to shoot.
While the action may not be the best, the sky proved to be worth shooting at 14mm.
So the next time you find yourself shooting around sunset make sure to always look up - despite what mom says.