Sat 02-Nov-13 09:19 PM | edited Sun 03-Nov-13 01:36 AM by dm1dave
This month’s challenge, chosen by our October winner is “The Stretch”
In sports still photography it is often difficult to truly show effort, as motion must be implied rather than shown. One way to convey great effort is to show that Stretch – when the athlete has to reach further than they seemingly can, whether to catch a ball, tag a runner, swing a racket, clear a hurdle -- it lives in almost every sport somewhere. So find us your best shot that captures that Stretch, and also that is a great sports shot.
Participating in our monthly contests is a fun way to help us become better photographers. We can see and learn from all of the entries as our members showcase their best work each month.
These monthly contests are the preliminary rounds for the Annual Nikonians Photo Contest where you have the opportunity to win attractive prizes and have your images highlighted in the Winners Galleries and published in the eZine.
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. Please keep in mind that images will be selected based on image quality, subject matter, relevance to the theme, and creativity just to name a few.
I look forward to seeing how you fulfill this challenge!
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Sun 03-Nov-13 12:55 PM | edited Sun 03-Nov-13 12:57 PM by rmigliaccio
In dinghy sailing, the skipper and crew often have to hike hard in extreme conditions to keep the boat flat, as "flat is fast". The crew often hikes hardest and stretches him or herself out as far over the water as possible to get their weight to work best. Here are some examples (across four posts).
All shot with a D4 and 300mm F2.8 lens. This image F5.6, 1/3200.
This catch for a first down by Minnesota Gopher wide receiver Derrick Engel against Penn State at TCF Bank Stadium kept a scoring drive alive for the Gophers in their victory over Penn State. Nikon D3s/400mm/f2.8@1/1,250th sec
During the warm-ups prior to a Vikings game, this dog trainer was practicing his halftime show of frisbee catching dogs. Here's one of those dogs stretched out going for the frisbee after jumping on the trainer's back to get airborne. D3s/400mm/ISO 2500/f2.8@1,1000th sec.
Sat 30-Nov-13 08:13 PM | edited Sat 30-Nov-13 10:57 PM by PennsyBill
The keeper was out a little to far and one of the mids lofted a long and very high kick that just eluded the outstretched keeper. The lady on the right trying to apply to telepathic "English" to the ball is the mother of the girl who kicked the goal.