Sometimes you get lucky.
Fortunately, yesterday at a local high school lacrosse game the light was working for me.
As the sun set below the trees, a small gap allowed a long strip of light to fall across the field.
Finding the cleanest dark background I sat and waited. Eventually the light hit right at center field and the had a face-off.
Everything fell into place for a nice image. Can't say I can complain about that.
Until next time, take care!