I know we all found that getting a ball just off the pictures fingers is hard. Well, getting a header in soccer is equally as hard. You have to follow the ball in the air and determine who was going to go up for the ball. I have quite a few shots of the ball just off the head, which meant I was late, but I got this one making contact. What I would like to get is two players going up for the ball and getting the ball making contact with a players head while their heads collide. That is not uncommon in soccer but hard for me to get.
This photograph was taken at a High Point baseball game in an attempt to get an action shot. The photo I turned in was marked down a couple of points for being too loose. I think this one would have worked better. I like the shot because of the dirt flying as the runner slid into the base. The shortstop did not make the tag as the ball is on the ground. I wish I could have gotten the shortstop a little bit sharper but I was focusing on second base, which made the runner sharp, but the shortstop is sports sharp. It was a great afternoon for baseball and I enjoyed Doug’s company as we took photos.