I chose this first photo because for some reason the position the referee is in intrigues me. The shadow he casts is interesting too. Having the referee in the foreground really causes the background of the team and the crowd to be at a different angle than normal sports photography.
This second photo is one of my all time favorites of athletic events that I’ve taken. I was trying to get a shot of the football leaving the kicker’s foot, but it still turned out pretty cool. Having the defensive linemen crashing into the offensive linemen makes for an interesting scene. The portion of the stadium in the background looks to be filled as well, which helps make the picture seem to have more importance.
I was driving by the apartment complex by the old student housing across from the baseball field and saw these little girls playing on swing set. I waited for awhile for them to actually swing and whatnot but they seemed to be in deep conversation about who knows what. Capturing that moment was cool because it makes you think about what on earth they could be discussing.
This particular photo has a deeper meaning than the others because of what these members of the Wyoming National Guard are doing. They are all carrying a large American flag during halftime of the Texas St. vs. Wyoming football game. That day, September 10th, was Military Day and obviously the day before September 11th. The crowd was in an almost somber mood during this presentation. It was very cool to be apart of this, as the National Guard Band was standing directly behind me and the time of this picture.
In this photo, having the players moving into place, shows me that a play is about to happen. I know that they score on this play, so to me it gives off somewhat of an intense feeling. I can sense the intensity on the field. For example, the defensive players are scrambling to get into place and Mazi Ogbanna (#2 for Wyoming) is pointing to the side judge to make sure he is lined up onside. There is a lot going on in this picture, and to me, all the detail is interesting.