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Nov 09, 2011 21:19 |  #1

Obviously opinions are subjective but I would like to hear a few in regard to this image. For me the full shot really shows the power of the players, mainly due to the angle of the guys leg/back driving power into the ground. However the crop cuts out all the power flowing through his body but at the same time makes for a more personal contest between the two.... your thoughts appreciated.

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Nov 10, 2011 09:26 |  #2

I would look at cropping the first image much tighter, but keep the orientation. You could crop it pretty close to the two main subjects, and that way you could possibly crop out the person in the background holding the bag (or whatever it is) on the left hand side of the photo.


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Nov 10, 2011 09:38 |  #3

They both "work", I think; but I prefer the non-cropped shot for the reasons that you describe in the op. That is one, big, angry-looking guy! :D


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Nov 10, 2011 20:10 |  #4

mattyv53 wrote in post #13380668 (external link)
You could crop it pretty close to the two main subjects, and that way you could possibly crop out the person in the background holding the bag (or whatever it is) on the left hand side of the photo.

That's the line judge with his yellow flag that he likes to wave all the time. Not thought about cropping even tighter - was worried that it would look silly if I chopped off the players ball carrying arm (or at least the elbow). Will go back and give it a try and see what the result is like.

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Nov 10, 2011 22:58 |  #5

I'm leaning towards the first one as well and agree, maybe a little tighter crop.

And ya gotta give the smaller guy credit for going after that big guy!


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Nov 11, 2011 21:45 |  #6

Great photo, love the tighter crop. I never have been a fan of frames that have knees or feet cut off.


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Nov 14, 2011 20:05 |  #7

Postcoke2 wrote in post #13388478 (external link)
Great photo, love the tighter crop. I never have been a fan of frames that have knees or feet cut off.

Yes, I realise that, just like most other types of photography, there are the rules of sports photography. As well as getting the ball and the action you need to get a full set of limbs :)

The only reason I opted to crop was that I had screwed up and chopped the feet off while taking the shot. Going to be working hard on my framing in my future outings.

Thanks for the comments guys.

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Nov 14, 2011 20:44 |  #8

I also like the first shot - it give a much better sense of movement to have the legs in view. Actually, I might have even left the feet in the pic.


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