OMINOUS Foreshadowing? [Football Pictures]

© Michelle Alton

OMINOUS Foreshadowing?

Uploaded: October 13, 2012 05:37:38


Been shooting a LOT of high school football in Philadelphia lately. Yesterday we photographed three games. This was the last and BEST!
Both teams had 6-0 records and this was to be a showdown. It was a high-scoring game and the scores remained neck-and-neck up until almost the last minute, when a punt was blocked and one team shot ahead.
This scene was shot before the game started. Temperatures were dropping fast and the wind was whipping (I froze my butt off...but it came back this morning). This cloud arched over half the sky and was extremely spooky.
The team in red is now 7-0.
Two games to shoot today.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 2.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 640, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 45.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Avril Young October 13, 2012

stunning, outstanding capture and wonderful sky and colours!! beautifully photographed...well done..
thanks for the info..
so hot here...on the other side of the world ;-) #1492003

Steven W. Lepak October 13, 2012

Bravo Michelle! Great capture - love the "big picture" perspective. The players probably didn't even notice the sky. Keep them coming. Best regards, Steven #10367634

Monnie Ryan October 13, 2012

Super job, especially with that spectacular sky! BTW, I'd be happy if my butt got frozen off (well, most of it, anyway)! ;-D #10367697

Anthony G. Comella October 13, 2012

Top shelf viewing - eye appealing and filled with positive energy! #10367731

Stephen Zacker October 13, 2012

Fantastic perspective and sky #10368005

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 13, 2012

This is excellent Michelle! #10368007

Emile Abbott level-classic October 13, 2012

Looks like the Georgia Bulldogs. Ready for action capture and love that sky, Michelle. #10368050

Jeffrey R. Bange October 13, 2012

Fantastic capture Michelle of this high school football team in their red uniforms against that amazing sky. #10368238

frank w. degenhardt October 14, 2012

With both teamsnot wanting to loss their loss ranking, one knew it was going to be a war. The clouds were mimicing the mood. Beautiful side line photo my friend. Know the the team would love a copy. #10368645

Mike Clime October 14, 2012

Nice sports capture and beautiful sky, Michelle! Bet the team would like a copy of this! #10369107

Neal D. Hatcher October 14, 2012

Fantastic capture #10369475

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 14, 2012

Ohhhhh! This is outstanding Michelle, that sky is amazing!

jo ann c. #10369558

Terry Cervi level-deluxe October 14, 2012

This thumb immediately caught my eye. What a sky! Ominous yet so beautiful, Michelle. Congrats to the red team! #10369692

Robert K. Bemus level-classic October 14, 2012

Extraordinary color, comp and photojournalism, Michelle!! #10369725

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic October 15, 2012

Great catch/comp. Indeed ominous, but beautiful, sky. #10369850

Lorna Shutter October 15, 2012

Wow! That IS a spooky sky, Michelle! ... Then again, it is October! Love the fabulous colours in this image ... and your wonderful journalism! Sounds like it was an exciting game! Fantastic capture and presentation! :) #10371047

Renee Doyle October 15, 2012

That sky certainly adds drama Michelle!! Excellent capture! #10371243

Brett Dolsen October 16, 2012

Fantastic POV and right there amongst the action too! #10371569

Gary Enloe October 16, 2012

Outstanding capture Michelle. This looks like a cover over them. The colors are beautiful. Well seen #10372224

Jill Odice level-classic October 17, 2012

Spectacular sky !!! Wow what a great capture! #10373551

Phyllis H. Burchett October 17, 2012

Fabulous shot Michelle, is that Georgia?!?! #10373571

Mitch Spence level-classic October 17, 2012

My goodness, how have you gotten yourself involved in high school football shooting. You are just always finding the most interesting things to go shoot. Ominous this is. Just a great mood here. #10373636

Thomas E. Hinds October 20, 2012

wonderful capture, Michelle! #10377949

Gail Vitikacs level-classic November 20, 2012

This is extraordinary! I bet the team would LOVE a copy of this! #10426908

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