"The Money Shot"
Introducing, "The MONEY Shot"!
This rival game shot of MSU vs. U of M (taken on 10-29-22) has been on my bucket list for quite some time. This is the 2nd night game in 114 years between these two teams.
Four hours before the game, I found out that the Coast Guard was doing the flyover, which is special because I had the opportunity to fly with the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City last week in their MH-60 Jayhawk.
You have no idea how hard this shot was to align. If you look closely at centerfield, the black shadow is the Coast Guard's MH-60 Jayhawk. I have dreamed of getting this shot, and seconds before I did, I thought I blew the opportunity. The wind shifted and pushed the helicopter so the landing skids covered up the middle of the field. At that moment, I made a quick decision to move my camera angle between the helicopter and the skids. I held the shutter down and prayed.
Seconds later, I scrolled through my camera to see what I captured and was ecstatic!!
I want to thank a good friend of mine for giving away my ticket to this huge game, which gave me the chance to scratch this off my bucket list! That's not a joke either!