The Face (mask) of Football

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by GeorgeH, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. GeorgeH

    GeorgeH

    254
    Nov 15, 2007
    Seattle
    About face

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    In your face

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    Face off

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  2. Oldtime

    Oldtime

    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    Nice Series George
    2 & 3 standout for me
     
  3. biggstr6

    biggstr6

    Apr 26, 2005
    Richmond,Va
    Boy, What nice color ,contrast & sharpness.
     
  4. Wonderful shots!!! 1 kind of scare me...it had to hurt.
     
  5. Wonderful series! Were the penalty's called??
     
  6. neat George, man, in that first one, good thing the helmet was a bit loose!
     
  7. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    #2 is great ! 1 and 3 look painful :eek:

    Fantastic colors and sharp as a tack.
     
  8. GeorgeH

    GeorgeH

    254
    Nov 15, 2007
    Seattle
    Thanks Mark, Biggs, Matt, Darrell Chris and Rod.

    Darrell, a 15 yard penalty was called on the 90 degree facemask and I’m not sure but I think offsetting penalties were called on the extra curricular pushing match.

    I did find a few nice beams of light between the shade as the evening went on, including some rare catch lights in the eyes typically only seen when using artificial strobes.

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  9. kiwi

    kiwi

    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    wow, that last is poster quality for sure
     
  10. dboogie

    dboogie

    196
    Aug 28, 2008
    usa
    Maaaaaan those are some fantastic shots! Color, clarity and crispness in each one of these. Outstanding!! Your timing in getting these captures is great too.
     
  11. jStat

    jStat

    Dec 11, 2007
    Janesville, WI
    #1 should be a 15-Yard PF.
     
  12. lisagott

    lisagott

    39
    Apr 1, 2008
    OH
    Another facemask

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  13. Nice captures were you shooting next to Rod Mar?
     
  14. GeorgeH

    GeorgeH

    254
    Nov 15, 2007
    Seattle

    He did get 15 yards. It was as violent a facemask as I’ve seen.

    The preceding frame and original submitted crop;

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  15. GeorgeH

    GeorgeH

    254
    Nov 15, 2007
    Seattle
    I did talk to Rod and wish I hadn't. He tried to convince me to get a 200-400 for my second body and may have succeeded.

    Rod has a couple versions of this play on his excellent blog "Best Seat in the House".
     
  16. GeorgeH

    GeorgeH

    254
    Nov 15, 2007
    Seattle
    Thanks Darren.
    Thanks dboogie.


    Thanks Lisa. The instinct to grab whatever you can and yank as hard as you can starts young.
     
  17. lol, oh man these are great!