Bruce Benson  

High Flyer by Bruce Benson

March 2023 - High Flyer

About the Image(s)

Title: High Flyer

About the image: Taken in Frederikshaven, Denmark at the Dana Cup between Peru and Sweden.

Camera and Lens: Canon 1DX, Canon 400 2.8
Settings: F 2.8 1/4000 ISO 400

9 comments posted

Hans-Werner Griepentrog   Hans-Werner Griepentrog
Hi Bruce, since you have succeeded again a great soccer photo. The facial expression of the boy in the green jersey speaks volumes and in addition the flying hair make this photo for me an eyecatcher, congratulations on the photo High Flyer   Posted: 03/06/2023 03:58:21
Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Thanks Hans, I appreciate your comments. Really nice image from you this month as well. Bruce   Posted: 03/07/2023 12:33:59

Ronald Davis   Ronald Davis
Hi Bruce. This is a standalone photo no improvements necessary other than the boy on the left side may have been left in the photo, if possible, some say half is annoying as the whole person completes the story he is also in acceptable focus, although it could be also said he is virtually a bystander any uncropped version?   Posted: 03/06/2023 15:42:59

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Thanks Ronald Points taken, Not more space, I was shooting with a prime lens so no zoom to get more space. I also noticed the white tent in the background that could be darkened a bit. I really like the action and expressions in this one so overlooked the negatives. Bruce   Posted: 03/07/2023 12:32:17
Ronald Davis   Ronald Davis
Using prime lenses for sports is a bold move unless you carry a second camera and lens which I have seen at the pro level. I have found that the major restriction with primes in sports that have variable focal lengths players moving towards you can be cut off especially parts of their bodies.   Posted: 03/08/2023 16:24:17

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Thanks Ronald, I do carry two lens when shooting professional events, including my 400 2.8 and 70-200 2.8 for closer action. For this one I did not have time to switch to the smaller lens. Bruce   Posted: 03/08/2023 21:40:10
Ronald Davis   Ronald Davis
Well done Bruce I wish I could go back to the days of 2 cameras + extra lenses. Even a monopod with 60-600mm Sigma is heavy I am now using a tripod which gives me time I can stand back from the weight and plan my next move often a seat.   Posted: 03/11/2023 04:13:34

Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Bruce, another great soccer image from your private collection. The expression in the Swedish player is priceless, and the Peruvian kid is doing a master pass imitating Pele's bicycle kick which made him famous. The image is sharp, and the background is out of focus and non distracting. The amputated player at the edge of the frame is collateral damage.   Posted: 03/09/2023 20:45:18

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Thanks Isaac, I knew the amputated player was not perfect, but thought that the action outweighed that. I appreciate your kind words. I did get to photograph the Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake game last week. It was my first real sports photography other than rodeo for a long time and realized how difficult it is to get good images even at professional games. It seemed like every opportunity had other players blocking the view. I also drove by my old club facility today and could not resist stopping by to photograph a girls U-17 game. Bruce   Posted: 03/11/2023 21:10:37


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