Phil Zolla  

National Anthem by Phil Zolla

March 2020 - National Anthem

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National Anthem

So I used this technique like I did with the coin toss. I have a remote shutter on my camera with a wide angle lens on top of my extended monopod, hoisted it on my shoulder and snapped away. I like these views from up above. A new perspective.

Canon 6D
ISO 3200

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6 comments posted

Brenda Monahan   Brenda Monahan
This is a great perspective. If there is a way to darken the light on the audience members at the top of the flag so the eye stays on the flag and players, I'd try that.   Posted: 03/11/2020 09:41:01

Diane Brown   Diane Brown
I like the angles and unique perspective. I think I would prefer a vertical crop, where you crop off the end guy on the right, and right up to the blue corner on the left. I would also lighten it a bit on the flag. The other thing you might consider is how you can give the viewer context. Is this a football game?   Posted: 03/11/2020 22:19:53
Phil Zolla   Phil Zolla
It is.. it was an arena football game.   Posted: 03/11/2020 23:24:29

Gerald Emmerich   Gerald Emmerich
I haven't seen many sports images of the National Anthem, but it certainly is a staple of sports. This is a great image, particularly because of the spotlight on the flag. I really like the shadows of the players at the end of the flag. Perhaps the sides and top could be cropped to eliminate most of the distracting scoreboard lights. Interesting and different, at least for me.   Posted: 03/17/2020 21:18:56
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Karl Hokanson   Karl Hokanson
I like new perspective. I agree with Gerry's crops to increase emphasis on the "ceremony" while keeping the team in the background.   Posted: 03/21/2020 13:02:04

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Phil, I really like your image. A lot goes on at sports events that are just as interesting as the event it self. I do like the crop because it is makes the image more focused on the ceremony. Bruce   Posted: 03/30/2020 15:48:51