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An action shot hanging out with the famous Dr Alakija. This shot was taken during a game between two teams (I forget their names) in Crystal palace. Before that day I didn't even know people played American football in the UK. Apparently there's a league as well.

Anyway there was a lot of hitting and running and I didn't understand the rules, all I know is when someone says Touchdown, points are scored. I thought this shot was interesting cos the guy on the floor in red was surrounded by his yellow jersey'd opponents. Poor SOD.

Oh yea the guys in red lost.

I am really running out of stuff to put up, can anybody suggest a theme for our group to work on?

Surrounded

An action shot hanging out with the famous Dr Alakija. This shot was taken during a game between two teams (I forget their names) in Crystal palace. Before that day I didn't even know people played American football in the UK. Apparently there's a league as well.

Anyway there was a lot of hitting and running and I didn't understand the rules, all I know is when someone says Touchdown, points are scored. I thought this shot was interesting cos the guy on the floor in red was surrounded by his yellow jersey'd opponents. Poor SOD.

Oh yea the guys in red lost.

I am really running out of stuff to put up, can anybody suggest a theme for our group to work on?

comments (12)

Hehe... I'm not surprised that the guys in the red lost. The yellow guys look like their about to massacre him. Where's his team mates?!
  • Suby
  • 23 Feb 2006, 00:35
Remove the guy watching the game and the chap taking a photograph. That I think will make it an even better shot.

Nice shot

Suby
Funny because next week I plan to do a theme on the London Olympians (the team in maroon).

Nice shot.

The guy watching the game is an official of the game and part of it.
Nice moment captured. However, i think you need to crop tighter. Sports photos are usually so tightly cropped that even bits of limbs and stuff get chopped off intentionally. But the whole point is to concentrate on the action and the expression of the players. Anything else is normally just a distraction.

Also, i think you should rotate the shot to keep the orientation straight. Slight tilts like these are very obvious when structures like grandstands are in the background.
BTW, for theme to work on, maybe we can try to enter the Guardian competition. They want stuff for the following themes:

1. reportage
2. portraiture
3. fashion

So getting shots for these will give you something for your blog, and also allow you to enter the competition. 2 birds with 1 stone.

For the full details, check out this link (thanks to Jide):
http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekendphotoprize/page/0,17032,1693120,00.html
  • skee
  • 23 Feb 2006, 09:36
Who one the game is what I want to know!
  • skee
  • 23 Feb 2006, 09:37
ouch! did I say that! :-(
WHO WON THE GAME....
  • Ade
  • 23 Feb 2006, 14:18
skee: the guys in yellow, don't know their names, i think Jide does. Jide!!!!!!!!. So is anyone gonna enter the Guardian comp?
  • bola
  • 23 Feb 2006, 14:39
that's true, enter for the guardian competition. we'd (i'd) be rooting for you! As the Maven said you'd be killing 2 birds with a stone
  • Ade
  • 23 Feb 2006, 16:07
Bola: ur still alive, I thot u had abandoned me
  • bola
  • 23 Feb 2006, 21:53
Ade: nah! not a chance love!
  • Damian
  • 24 Feb 2006, 07:55
The guys in yellow are called the Southern Sundevils and won the game, but the guys in red/white played them again two weeks later and beat them, then went on to win the National title!! They're the London Olympians.
smile

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