Fri 02-Aug-13 03:28 AM | edited Tue 06-Aug-13 03:30 AM by dm1dave
This months challenge, chosen by our most recent winner Linwood Fergason is “Tell me a story.”
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but some shots tell a story better than others. For this exercise, find an image that, when first viewed, immediately tells a narrative. Not just “pretty” or “great action” but where from expressions or context you cannot but see and hear a story of what came before, or what is about to come, what people are thinking or saying, all from one shot. So while we usually want a great shot – here we want a great story first.
Archive shots are permissible.
The top images will be selected by the winner of the previous months challenge and will be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. The winning image will be added to the Monthly Challenge Winner’s Gallery for the Sports Forum. The monthly winners will also choose the finalists and the theme for the following month.
I look forward to seeing how you fulfill this challenge!
RULES: -- Post up to 5 images but only one image/post -- Include shooting info so we can learn from each other -- Previously posted images are welcome but not previous contest winners. -- When posting please do so by hitting the ‘reply’ link below this top post, not the reply link to another post. -- Include a title in the subject line -- Capture must be shot with a Nikon camera and any lens -- Comments are welcome but NO public critiquing, i.e., how to make it better. This is a contest so PM's are a better way to offer feedback -- WARNING Posts that do not meet the spirit of the challenge will not be selected as finalists and may be periodically removed by the moderators without notice
Sun 04-Aug-13 09:59 PM | edited Sun 04-Aug-13 10:02 PM by bellnier
Fredonia Blackhorse women's collegiate (Fredonia University, Fredonia, NY) rugby players "circle up" before an Elite 16 contest in Boston, MA. Wing-forward "Lash" takes the center of the circle to deliver her usual spirited pep talk, ending with the entire team chanting "Do you think we came here just to get beat?".
Mon 12-Aug-13 05:33 AM | edited Mon 12-Aug-13 05:35 AM by PennsyBill
Thanks. I really dislike shooting games at this complex. The field's are down in a small gully surrounded by old, large trees. The combination of trapped moisture, especially for the 1st couple of games, scatters the light and if the sun is shining in the afternoon the dappled sunlight always gives me mixed results - especially if I get caught up in the action and don't watch my exposure.
If I get 75% of just decent exposure/WB results I'm happy. This one was only a keeper because of the contrast between the two figures.
#17 was the star of her team and the opposition really worked her over and she decided to let the official know about it.
It's amazing how quickly young girls learn how to grab a jersey and worse when the official's aren't looking.
Wed 14-Aug-13 03:18 AM | edited Wed 14-Aug-13 03:33 AM by PennsyBill
The girl in blue is the biggest 12-year old girl I've ever seen & built like a line-backer.
I normally don't like to shoot when the action is so close to the far sideline but when the larger girl tried to pull away she must have pulled her 15 or 20 feet before the official stopped grinning enough to call a foul.
In college sailing, and in particular, team racing, there are umpires on the water to rule on fouls and protests. In team racing, protests are handled on the spot and a competitor must signal an umpire with his protest in order to get a ruling. That is precisely what this sailor is doing - hailing the umpire and declaring he was fouled. D3, 1/2000, F5.6, 300mm F2.8 lens.
Tue 20-Aug-13 02:25 AM | edited Tue 20-Aug-13 02:28 AM by cebert
Shortly after losing her older brother to cancer, this young lady underwent gastric bypass. A little less than a year later she had lost enough weight to compete in a memorial 5K race held in her brother's honor. This is her overcome with emotion as the finish line draws near.