This shoot was one of those rare times when, despite mother nature kicking my butt, I ended up getting the exact shot I had in my head when I first planned the shoot. Not to say that I haven't gotten good photos in the rain; I have. They just weren't the same images I had in my head when I first thought about the shoot. When I got up Saturday morning the sky was blue, it wasn't too hot, and they day looked just perfect. The closer I got to Oxford though the more the clouds started to roll in. I spent most of the drive in my typical state of denial. I told myself that everything would be fine. The clouds were actually better than what I planned in my head. The light would be softer with the clouds. This was a lie. I knew this was a lie. I wanted the sun and I wanted blue skies over the stadium. Unfortunately I wasn't going to get it. I resigned myself to the slight alteration in lighting and kept driving. By the time I got to Oxford the clouds had morphed into these awful gray beasts looming overhead and thunder was starting to roll in the distance. I prayed for the weather to clear. It started pouring rain. I drove around looking for an alternative location. Obviously the stadium wasn't going to happen in the pouring rain. I found a few covered places that would work so long as it didn't get worse. It got worse. By this point it was raining so hard that there was no way we were going to shoot outside, covered or not. It was time to meet Chase and Myranda and I was out of options. We were going to have to reschedule. By the time I got there though (approximately 3 mins later) a miracle had happened. The clouds had lightened from a nasty charcoal to a lovely (READ: horribly depressing) light gray, and the rain had turned into little more than a mist. We were back on! I can shoot around this. The longer we shot at the stadium the lighter the clouds got and right as we were about to leave they broke. It was only for a minute but it was long enough. I got the shot and couldn't be more pleased with how this one turned out. There are loads of other great shots from the day too but this one made my day. Congratulations guys! I can't wait to shoot you again in April.