With Michigan’s memorable win in the All State Sugar Bowl yesterday I thought I would post a slideshow of my panoramic shots of sporting venues at the University of Michigan. These include Crisler Arena, Yost and Michigan Stadium AKA “The Big House”, one of the largest sporting venues in North America and home of the Michigan Wolverines football team. The first three photographs were not taken by me but, the remaining 26 are all photos that I took throughout my time in Ann Arbor and are available for purchase directly through the official Michigan Photo Store….GO BLUE!!!
This weekend, I was fortunate enough to shoot the last Michigan home game of the 2010 football home season – a 48-28 victory for the Wisconsin Badgers over the Michigan Wolverines in front of a crowd of over 112,000 at the Big House. It was a gorgeous, November day in Ann Arbor with temperatures right around the 40s and bright blue, sunny skies. Here’s a selection of my best shots from the day. No photos may be used without prior written permission:
I have some exciting news to announce. I have partnered with the MClub Letterwinners Club at the University of Michigan to produce a limited-edition, fine-art photograph to commemorate the rededication of Michigan Stadium, and the Wolverines 30-10 victory over UConn in front of the largest ever attendance at the Big House. The framed photograph can be purchased exclusively here via the MClub with a portion of proceeds benefiting Michigan Athletics directly:
Below is the press-release from the MClub:
A Record Day!
On September 4th 2010, the University of Michigan celebrated the rededication of Michigan Stadium with an all-time NCAA record-breaking attendance of 113,090, making the Wolverines 30-10 victory over Connecticut the most watched college football game anywhere in the nation.
The game included another record: sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson’s record-breaking 197 rushing yards (383 total yards from scrimmage).
To commemorate the occasion, fine-art photographer Adam Jacobs has produced a limited-edition photographic print, which is being made available exclusively through your Letterwinners M Club.
Only 383 limited edition prints will be created. Each will be 11” x 14” with an outer frame dimension of 16” x 20”. A portion of the proceeds will also directly benefit the Letterwinners M Club, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. Each print will be signed and numbered by the artist and available for a limited time for just $275, plus $25 shipping and handling.
The print is emblematic of Jacobs’ signature style and aims to visually embody the pomp, tradition, excellence and nostalgia associated with the winningest college football program in America. The composite piece shows both flyovers prior to kickoff and will be printed on fine-art photographic paper, bordered with a black acid-free archival matte and a classic black wooden frame.
Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a unique and authentic piece of Michigan history and help Michigan in its continuing efforts to be leaders and best.
Last weekend, the biggest house in America just got bigger! The Michigan Stadium was rededicated following it’s extensive renovations and played host to the Wolverines 30-10 victory over UConn. The game was watched by an NCAA record breaking attendance of 113,090 fans.
I wanted to record this momentous occasion visually in a few different formats including my signature panoramic images. A time lapse seemed appropriate to creatively show both the new construction and the record breaking attendance.
Using a wide angle lens, I set up one of my Nikon cameras on a sturdy Manfrotto tripod high in the stands. The wind was a little gusty so I weighed down my tripod down, achieved my manual focus and set up my camera to take one photograph every forty five seconds.
I began the time lapse series just before the stadium gates opened to the public and did not end it until there was virtually nobody left. The resultant footage is comprised of over 700 photographs and shows the entirety of a Michigan football game in less than 30 seconds.
Check out the video below. Alternatively, If you would rather watch the video in higher quality HD (recommended) please follow the link: