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Sports Forum Challenge #27: Let's Face It.

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by eng45ine, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    This week's challenge is "Let's Face It". We all know that capturing the eyes is paramount, facial expressions seal the deal in quality sports action photography. So, start posting your very best sports action shot in which the player's face tells the whole story.


    As always, here’s how the Sports Forum Challenge works….

    Each week we will have a theme to which everyone who chooses to participate must submit a photo(s). If someone opts to post more than one image, the first image is your official entry.

    Each winner will have the opportunity then to select the new challenge and pick the winner for their challenge.

    You have till Sunday to enter your photo at which point (Sunday night of each week) we can pick a winner.


    Here are a couple examples of what I am looking for...


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  2. Frank,
    Can you win your own challenge? :wink: Those are excellent!

    Here is one from yesterday...
    OK what do you think, The Twins Denard Span just drove in a run and he's happy, or was called out on strikes and isn't pleased?
    NIKON D2X    ---    280mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    ISO 400

    Same idea, different player, Miguel Cabrera just complains a different way.
    NIKON D2X    ---    150mm    f/4.0    1/2000s    ISO 400
  3. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    No Sir....I'm out of the loop this week. Thanks for posting....who's next?
  4. Team Canada Rugby -- "This one's going to hurt" ... while playing the England National Team. Add to it, she was already playing with a shoulder that popped out of place earlier in the game.


    Another that I had considered, was this:
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  5. Eyes on the Ball....

  6. WCBike


    May 16, 2008
    Millsboro, DE

    The thrill of victory & the agony of defeat. Sorry about the quality, but, I think they were taken with a video camera.

    The first two pictures are from a game during the season. The first is of my son being helped off the field with a concussion. The second is another of our players headed to the hospital for stitches.

    Ahhhh... the third picture is from the championship game at the end of the season against the same team. Revenge is sweet!

    DCR-TRV11    ---    33mm    f/4.8    1/250s   

    DCR-TRV11    ---    33mm    f/4.8    1/125s   

  7. WCBike: These challenges are for the photos that we personally take. I don't believe video (unless it's a Nikon video camera?) is considered an entry, as far as I know? Not to be rude, just notice that you're fairly new.
  8. WCBike


    May 16, 2008
    Millsboro, DE
    No problem. Not really concerned about winning the contest. I just felt they met the criteria really well.
  9. tjk60


    Dec 4, 2007
    troy, mi
    I have a few, not sure which should be my entry :Curved:



    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/2.8    1/1000s    ISO 320


  10. Tim,
    I think you already chose by the order in which you submitted, and I would agree with the order too. Although #1 and #2 are pretty close since they're both so nice. :smile:
  11. McQ

    McQ Just your average, everyday moderator. Moderator

    Tough challenge already with these great entries!

    First one's my entry, of course. the others are for fun.

    She got pulled down by the girl she's landing on, but still can only think about getting to that ball!

    NIKON D3    ---    300mm    f/4.0    1/3200s    ISO 400

    Pain pretty much says it all:


    One of those, "Uh oh!" moments as a goal keeper.

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  12. Side Swipped

    My son, Isaiah, just got hit in the side with the soccer ball.

  13. audu67


    Jan 14, 2008
    Decatur, Alabama
    1st Base Coach

  14. This young man from the Democratic Republic of the Congo is very religious and I believe he was saying thank you after winning the 800.

  15. GBRandy


    Feb 28, 2006
    Green Bay, WI


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  16. Dave


    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    Sometimes you have to reach back for a little extra:


    And just for fun...


  17. Wanted to get my "eyes" submitted

    Whose open?

    NIKON D200    ---    340mm    f/5.3    1/125s    ISO 100

    Maintain that offside position to make the call
    NIKON D100    ---    400mm    f/5.6    1/640s   

    I Got it
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