Let me Have a Look at that Hand... [Football Pictures]

© Michelle Alton

Let me Have a Look at that Hand...

Uploaded: October 06, 2012 17:45:32


I've been learning sports photography, little by little. I like to watch football, but have certainly not learned enough to be able to predict the next play. And that puts me at a decided disadvantage, trying to follow the action with my lens. But I am learning.
Somehow I knew where the ball was for this capture of high school football in Philadelphia. Or, I got lucky!


Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 246.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Neal D. Hatcher October 06, 2012

Whichever its a Fantastic capture #1490690

Monnie Ryan October 06, 2012

Terrific action shot, Michelle! Sports photography would be great fun, I'd think, but I'm quite sure it's very difficult to do. #10358636

Mariann Kovats level-classic October 06, 2012

Terrific action shot, Michelle! #10358746

Tiia Vissak October 07, 2012

a cool action image! #10358772

Brett Dolsen October 08, 2012

Excellent composition and action Michelle! #10360040

Lorna Shutter October 08, 2012

Wow! What an awesome capture, Michelle! You timed it perfectly! I doubt luck had anything to do with it ... well, maybe a little. Ha! Ha! This image is good enough to be on a Sports Illustrated cover! ... You'll have to start photographing the Big Leagues though! Wonderful colour, clarity, detail and action! Excellent work! :) #10360510

Linda S. Smith level-classic October 08, 2012

Fabulous stop action shot here Michelle! Looks like you were right on target with this one ;-) #10360804

Emile Abbott level-classic October 09, 2012

Having been a sports photographer for decades it is all about knowing the sport first, watching where the action is going to be, getting down low as you can, hoping for bright sunlight to be able to use lower ISO and higher shutter speed, fast burst speed as possible and shear luck. Nice action capture, Michelle. #10362325

frank w. degenhardt November 29, 2012

Congratulations on the Finalist for this fantastic action shot my friend. #10438834

Jim Baines level-classic November 29, 2012

Congratulations on this fine FINALIST, Michelle! #10438910

Nadia Paul November 29, 2012

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Michelle! #10439411

Avril Young November 29, 2012

congratulations on your outstanding finalists Michelle.. #10439588

Ann Coates level-classic November 29, 2012

Not learning sports photography anymore Michelle, you have learnt it. You nailed this one. Congratulations on your finalist. #10439613

Stefania Barbier level-classic November 30, 2012

gorgeous finalist... congratulations!!! #10439781

Connie J. Bagot November 30, 2012

Congratulations Michelle---great finalist! #10440254

Robert R. Goodman November 30, 2012

Big Congratulations my friend on this beautiful finalist!!!! #10440298

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 30, 2012

Congrats, Michelle, on your excellent finalist for this superb action shot!

Debby #10440699

Ellen Hodges November 30, 2012

Huge congrats and very best luck, Michelle, on this awesome finalist!!! #10440701

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic November 30, 2012

Spot on Michelle. Sport photography certainly has its own challenges but you nailed this one. Congrats on this fine finalist and good luck in the next round. #10440865

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe November 30, 2012

Congratulations, Michelle......sports photography not being my thing....tried it once at a baseball game...not as easy as the pros make it out to be...from this is looks like you're on a good path though! Great capture & terrific title....can't wait to see your golf shots! #10440875

Emile Abbott level-classic November 30, 2012

Congratulations Michelle on great finalist. #10441376

Debra R. Harder November 30, 2012

Excellent action capture, Michelle! Huge congratulations on your FABULOUS finalist! #10441658

ALLEN O. HOWARD November 30, 2012

An awesome capture of all the action Michelle! Congratulations! #10441934

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 30, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS Michelle on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #10442396

Danny B. Head November 30, 2012

Great action and great title! Congrats! #10442397

Marijana Fajgl November 30, 2012

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Michelle! #10442436

Jack Gaskin November 30, 2012




Phyllis H. Burchett November 30, 2012

Fantastic Michelle, congrats! #10442815

Thomas E. Hinds November 30, 2012

Terrific Finalist, Michelle! Congratulations. #10443791

Neal D. Hatcher December 01, 2012


Lorna Shutter December 01, 2012

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this awesome shot, Michelle!!!!! WTG!!! :)
Sorry I'm so late ... It's been a busy time for me and I had a problem with my computer. Seems to be fixed now. :) #10445412

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic December 01, 2012

Great action shot Michelle. Huge congratulations on a fantastic finalist !! #10445909

Merna L. Nobile December 02, 2012

To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.


JO ANN CLEVELAND December 28, 2012

I love your action shot Michelle!

Congrats on this beauty Michelle!

jo ann c. #10483179

Emile Abbott level-classic December 28, 2012

Congratulations on finalist, Michelle. #10483211

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