Karl Hokanson, EPSA  

Oh Oh by Karl Hokanson, EPSA

January 2020 - Oh Oh

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“Oh Oh”

D7000 (cropped model); ISO 400; 1/1000 at f8; 80 - 400 lens at 230mm

Image was cropped slightly to eliminate a part of a player on right side thus the portion of a hand on the right side.

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8 comments posted

Brenda Monahan   Brenda Monahan
I don't know much about rugby, but I do know if I was the player catching the ball with that guy coming at me, I would turn and run. He looks ready to launch himself at #1.

There is a good story here.   Posted: 01/09/2020 19:56:34

Gerald Emmerich Jr   Gerald Emmerich Jr
I think the action on the right side of the frame is great, but the action on the left side of the frame is a bit confusing. The bright area behind the trees is also distracting.

I cropped your image accordingly to focus the viewers attention on the lower right 40 percent of your original. I think the crop simplifies the image and improves the composition. While it's a different image, I think the crop brings out the three-against-one confrontation, and the crop eliminates the distractions.
  Posted: 01/09/2020 21:59:51
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Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Karl, It is interesting that before I saw Geralds version, cropping you image, I did a similar crop for the same reasons Gerald mentioned. I love the looks and the green players faces,and the crop really emphasizes them. Bruce

  Posted: 01/14/2020 18:06:35
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Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Nice shot of an unconfusing action moment. I prefer this crop of five facing one, emphasizing the title, "Oh Oh".
See also another rugby shot this month by Miriam Power in Group 53.   Posted: 01/18/2020 16:24:02
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Diane Brown   Diane Brown
I like the story you are telling with the faces. The photo seems to be in focus and has proper exposure. I really like Geralds crop, as it removes a lot of distractions And lets my eye go from face to face rather than examine the trees and fence. I think the f8 hurts you because the background is not blurred out, and the jersey color is similar to the background color (green), which limits separation.   Posted: 01/26/2020 22:12:18

Jeffrey Klug   Jeffrey Klug
(Group 50)
I think you need to keep all the players in the shot, it tells more of a story, otherwise, you do not know where the ball is coming from, so the image makes more sense. I would crop off from the top and bottom, neither is needed for the image.   Posted: 01/28/2020 14:50:26
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Jeffrey Klug   Jeffrey Klug
(Group 50)
Here is a second cropping idea, get rid of the two players on the right, they are not as much of a part of the story as the ones on the left. The one arm is a little distracting, but the story comes across better.   Posted: 01/28/2020 14:52:05
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I've always appreciated the game of rugby ... yet, have never had the opportunity to photograph the sport. I see a lot of cropping suggestions ... indeed there might be too many players included in the original image.

Without looking at the other cropping suggestions first ... I might concentrate on the action and players on the right side of this image.   Posted: 01/30/2020 18:12:42
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