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HS Girls LAX - Over the shoulder shot

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Apr 16, 2015 21:06 |  #1

I know this violates the rule of getting the players face in the shot, but there is no way to know when an over the shoulder shot might happen to be in the proper position. With that said, does this work for you?

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Apr 17, 2015 11:39 |  #2

I think it is a great shot.

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Apr 17, 2015 23:44 |  #3

Doesn't work for me, but take my thoughts with a grain of salt -- my "expertise" comes from shooting my daughter's volleyball games.

* The subject isn't clear: it's a busy shot, with only one girl that isn't blocked in some way. If I didn't know I was supposed to be looking for the ball, I wouldn't know who the focus of the image was. The clearest part of the picture (red #3) drew my attention away from the action and, since she's trailing the play, could probably be cropped out without hurting the image.

* Awkward subject "pose": the shooter looks to be floating (no legs) because of how the goalie is positioned. If you look at the white jersey or her stick, you don't see the sliver of legs that aren't blocked by the black pants.

* I think it's also hurt by having the goalie split in two by the net/post. In my opinion, it would have been better if the shooting angle was changed so that the goalie was either completely covered by the net, or from the sideline so the net didn't interfere with the shot.

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Apr 20, 2015 15:53 |  #4

It's a cool shot but probably only to her or her family. My daughter shoots over the shoulder a lot and the shots don't make sense to anyone if you don't know whats happening. Could be the ball coming from another shooter or anything else. Looks great on video though if you can just switch over next time ;-)a

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