The wonder of digital cameras is that while I used to shoot about 8 rolls during the film era, with digital photography I shoot about 1,300 images per game. That’s a difference of about 1000 images. You had to be quite deliberate taking specific photos during the film era, but not quite so discriminating these days. You can just let ‘er rip during their dances. As a consequence, there are many photos that go unused after discarding the obvious throwaway shots with those extraneous people in the background (which I hate with a passion) or uninteresting subject matter/awkward poses. So, here are the some of the leftovers from last weeks preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.
I was very pleased to see that Angela M. was named a Line Captain this year because she is one of my favorite Charger Girls to photograph and being in the middle of the line ensures that I get a nice angle of her when she performs.
Alexa is of course, for those who do not know, the daughter of Charger Great Doug Flutie…I can remember Thanksgiving weekend 1984, Boston College playing against Miami…last seconds of the game…Flutie drops back, scrambles and heaves it deep down field to Gerard Phelan for the win!
Alex is a former Clippers Spirit dancer and former Anaheim Bolts Dance Team member. And of course, Angela G. was a teammate of Alex on the Anaheim Bolts. She’s also from England…”Ello gov’na!”
Perennial crowd favorite Anjelica is back for her fifth year.
This is Brittany and her bio says she’s from Dallas, Texas. I wonder if she came out here to try out specifically for the Charger Girls or she decided to tryout after coming out here for college or a job. Either way, she’s a Charger Girl and I am glad to welcome her to the squad.
Denise is becoming one of my favorite Charger Girls to photograph. A beautiful dancer, she has a great smile to go along with her dance moves. Let that be a lesson to aspiring cheerleaders…a simple smile is all you need, not some contrived college “facial”. And here’s Devin or Whitney…I don’t know…still can’t tell them apart. At the first regular season home game, I hope to be able to talking to one of them at the Bud Light Power Party and be able to identify who is whom. They deserve it…but for now…???
Lindsay is a regular Golden Girl for the Chargers.
Shelbi could possibly be the most popular Charger Girl out there. There were two groups shouting out her name…some young teenage boys who possibly have not had their high school sex education class yet and a group of twenty-something young men, who happened to have had a few two many beers. In either case, I could see why they were enchanted with her. Shelbi is special.
Well that’s all for this week.