Air Force Academy at Michigan

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons wide receiver Chris Jordan (8) reaches for the ball while being guarded by Michigan Wolverines defensive back Raymon Taylor (6) during the third quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons wide receiver Chris Jordan (8) reaches for the ball while being guarded by Michigan Wolverines defensive back Raymon Taylor (6) during the third quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

I was recently blessed to be able to work with the United States Air Force Academy’s athletic department as the Air Force Falcons football team was visiting Ann Arbor to go up against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium.  I arrived in Ann Arbor six and a half hours early so that I could meet up with some family and a friend while they were tailgating before the game.  After a few hours of tailgating, I headed over to the stadium with about three hours to go before game time.  Once I got there I met up with the staff from USAFA.  They asked me to shoot some wide images that would capture the Big House.  I told them that I would give them a little bit of everything and at the end of the day they said they were happy with what I provided.  That is always a good thing to hear!

After meeting with the USAFA staff I headed out to start taking some feature shots of the team warming up and preparing for the game.

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons players walk to the field before the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons players walk to the field before the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA;  Air Force Falcons running back Mike DeWitt (25) before the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons running back Mike DeWitt (25) before the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons defensive linemen Nick DeJulio (89) and Cody Miller (94) take the field with teammates before the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons defensive linemen Nick DeJulio (89) and Cody Miller (94) take the field with teammates before the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

A few minutes before the game started I made my way up into the stands to get a wide angle shot as well as to capture some action from above.

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; A general view of Michigan Stadium during the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Air Force Falcons. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; A general view of Michigan Stadium during the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Air Force Falcons. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons kicker Parker Herrington (18) kicks a field goal against the Michigan Wolverines during the first quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons kicker Parker Herrington (18) kicks a field goal against the Michigan Wolverines during the first quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

After spending the first quarter up in the stands, I made my way down to the field to get some game action before transmitting at halftime.

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines linebacker Kenny Demens (25) tackles Air Force Falcons wide receiver Ty MacArthur (27) during the second quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines linebacker Kenny Demens (25) tackles Air Force Falcons wide receiver Ty MacArthur (27) during the second quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons quarterback Connor Dietz (11) looks to pass against the Michigan Wolverines during the second quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons quarterback Connor Dietz (11) looks to pass against the Michigan Wolverines during the second quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons running back Cody Getz (28) celebrates his touchdown with teammates during the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons running back Cody Getz (28) celebrates his touchdown with teammates during the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons quarterback Connor Dietz (11) passes during the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons quarterback Connor Dietz (11) passes during the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons coach assistant head  Steve Russ during the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons coach assistant head Steve Russ during the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

With a minute or so left in the game I headed to the Air Force side of the field and kept a close eye on the head coach Troy Calhoun, so that once the game was over I would be able to run and catch up with him before he shook hands with Michigan’s head coach Brady Hoke.

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons head coach Troy Calhoun (left) shakes hands with Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke (right) after the game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons head coach Troy Calhoun (left) shakes hands with Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke (right) after the game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

During the game I also wanted to focus on capturing members of the Air Force and the Air Force Academy.

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons cheerleaders during the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons cheerleaders during the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons marching band performs during halftime for the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Air Force Falcons at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons marching band performs during halftime for the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Air Force Falcons at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA;  Air Force pilots share a laugh during the second half of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Air Force Falcons at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

Sep 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force pilots share a laugh during the second half of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Air Force Falcons at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-Air Force Academy Athletics

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