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JohnG Sep 11, 2010 11:12 AM

Friday Night Lights
Well, I've shot a grand total of 2 sporting events in the last year now
It was fun to get out and shoot football again. Nothing special here, but I'll contribute none the less. I decided going in, I was going to shoot tight with an emphasis on the carrier. Maybe if I get out again I'll make an effort to shoot to keep carrier/defender in frame just to contrast. As allways, constructive criticism is encouraged:


3. Bad angle - but you don't see many blocked punts captured. Still, could easily go in the bin:








11. Just before I had to vacate the area or get run over


pbjunkiee Sep 11, 2010 11:20 AM

inspiration at its best :D

nice series like always :tup:

Hards80 Sep 11, 2010 11:56 AM

these look great John. Love the face detail in every shot, and some good moments here.

really enjoyed #6, breaking the tackle with the determined look in his eyes.

Mark1616 Sep 11, 2010 12:23 PM

I see you've been flashing in public again ;)

Good to see you getting out and shooting sports and as expected doing it well. I love the one where you are about to get flattened LOL.

It's a good point that an interesting shot isn't always a good shot with the blocked punt, it doesn't have the same intensity but it did capture a different/rarer aspect of the game.

TCav Sep 11, 2010 1:44 PM

Very nice shots. I especially like #4, followed by #8.

wolverines Sep 11, 2010 3:01 PM

Nice shots JG! What did you shoot them with?

JohnG Sep 11, 2010 3:12 PM

shots were taken with canon 1dmkIII and sigma 120-300 2.8. Photos 9-12 used 580exII mounted on monopod below camera.

hawksfan19 Sep 11, 2010 4:23 PM

sweet captures john-love them

jschoenr Sep 11, 2010 7:38 PM

Really nice series John.. A couple questions for you:

When shooting with the 580EX - do you shoot single shots only?
Ever have problems with the batteries overheating on that flash?
I assume you mount the flash below to combat the shadows from the field lights and get light into the helmets - correct?

DSProtection Sep 11, 2010 7:42 PM

Great series John. Inspirational as always.

Best regards/Daniel

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