Sunday, January 4, 2015

College Hoops

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Carolyn, Emily, Madeleine and I went to the St. Louis University basketball game yesterday against the University of Rhode Island. It was played at SLU's Chaifetz Arena, where son-in-law Brian is executive chef. He got us great seats. 

The arena's policy is that you can bring a camera that will fit in the palm of your hand. My trusty 5D Mk 3 won't fit in my briefcase so these are iPhone shots, not bad considering. The home team is in white. Just don't ask about the final score.

Madeleine had a blast. She loved the noise, motion, color and, I think, most of all, the band. The kid clearly enjoys music. However, she really didn't know how to react to SLU's bizarre mascot, the Billiken. No one else does, either.                       

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Stefan Jansson said...

Sounds like great day then. Weird camera rule, although I have heard it before from several different photographers and places.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very good action shots with the phone Bob, I haven't taken one with mine, keep forgetting it's there :) must remember for those times a real camera isn't allowed. Gorgeous Madeleine looks like she's enjoying the game!

Norma said...

I never quite figured out the Billiken when I was at SLU, either. What the heck is it, anyway?

Memphis MOJO said...

Love these shots. It's amazing what you can do with a phone!

Birdman said...

For sure. One strange mascot, but there are many others. Hoosiers? I know what it is, but how does one interpret it? They once had some sort of hick character running around on the floor. he 'left' after a couple of seasons never to be seen again

William Kendall said...

I guess the home team didn't fare well?

Jack said...

These are excellent iPhone photographs, Bob. I am impressed that you were able to capture such nice photos with only an iPhone.