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Shooting West Virginia vs. Kansas State Football
It was a pretty cold day for shooting. High of 34, low of 21. Everyone was bundled up! Well, except for Garrett Greene.
For this blog, I’m going to show only shots that are not on the website, some of which – for one reason or another – may not have been sent to my client or the opposing team.
1. Here are four pictures of the pregame. I like the images in which only one eye of the girl is visible (I’m not sure if they’re called cheerleaders).
2. The following shot of Garrett Greene was sent to the client, but I’ve cropped it a little differently in the second shot. As I’ve done more and more games and edited thousands of pictures, I’ve cropped even more tightly on the subjects. For the first shot, I felt at the time that the other people in the image created some context. The second image is how I would crop it now.
This image of Garrett Greene is one of the more interesting I’ve taken. I can see people saying that they don’t like it at all but for me, the fact that the important parts are visible (head and ball) and the other parts are obscured by a defensive player adds some intrigue (for lack of a better word) to the photo.
Here’s a photo of Garrett Greene celebrating with Sam James after a touchdown pass. I believe Sam James caught three touchdown passes in the first half of the game. Too bad that there was so much contrast during the day. Garret Greene’s face isn’t as visible as I’d like. But I still enjoy the emotion in the photo.
The image here of Garrett Greene is from behind. I don’t normally like these shots and it is doubtful that I sent this to the client. However, it actually was a touchdown pass to Sam James, and there is some drama coming from the outside with the Kansas State player closing in.
Finally, for the images of Garrett Greene, here’s a shot of him being sacked. This play was originally called incomplete. However, it is clear that his knee was down before releasing the ball, something that is obvious from this image. It was reviewed and called a sack.
3. Here’s a sequence of shots of Bryce Ford-Wheaton dropping a pass while under pressure from Kansas State’s Safety Josh Hayes. These photos would not have been sent to the client because they really do not emphasize, in a good light, either of these players. But the sequence is pretty cool.
4. Will Howard running – caught with the Canon 400 F4 DO ii lens on the Canon R6. It was a good sequence of shots that I got with this combination, and this one was particularly good given that it has a bit of sunlight shining on Will Howard’s face.