Candid Moments - V : This soccer shot I have uploaded in honour of our beloved friend,Elenimavrandoni who has specifically asked for a soccer shot.She is a great soccer fan and is looking forward to watching the next FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil next year from the grounds in Rio and Sao Paulo.I chose this shot and converted it to monochrome as it shows a real battle for the ball with four players involved in a physical duel to carry the ball forward towards the opponents goalpost,only to be closely watched by the referee in the background.The shot shows the intensity and passion of soccer irrespective of the level of Soccer being played.Somebody has rightly said,“Football is the poetry of a motion.”
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aleXundar (1256) 2013-10-15 9:32
The way you are recording interesting pieces of this fast game in such a compact frame, I hope to find you also at Brazil in the WC-2014 - as photo-journalist. All the best.
Again a great shot in B/W with superb clarity and composition of the battle for the ball moment.
Very well done.
With best regards,
holmertz (36273) 2013-10-15 9:43
It seems that the fight for the ball involves the players' arms almost as much as their legs. This is a photo which provides a good sense of speed and movement, including the referee who stands out in his white shirt.
rbassin (15782) 2013-10-15 9:45
une très belle scène de jeux, bons mouvements d'ensemble.
C'est bien vu!
UlfE (14635) 2013-10-15 10:08
Excellent action scene. You captured it with great skill. The jumble of legs and foots fighting to get the ball is great and you wonder with of the player that got it the next moment. The outstretched are also great. especially those two arms that are parallel and are pointing in the same direction. The inclusion of the player not involved in the fight is an extra bonus. TFS and have nice day!
Miguel82 (19152) 2013-10-15 10:42
Original soccer match report Fabbs, you focus well on that duel, one of these guys doesn't wear shoes, he takes some risks..
High resolution, and pov, all the best, warm regards
SWEETFREEDOM (21508) 2013-10-15 11:33
you have freezed the action with this shot, good details and light.
mesutilgim (79178) 2013-10-15 12:36
Very nic bw capture of this soccers with good pov and perfect timing. Nice framed.
TFS and best regards
pajaran (47670) 2013-10-15 12:52
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Lep trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan trenutak sa fudbalske utakmice.
An interesting article about the place and moment ...
Beautiful moment ...
A good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated moment with football matches.
All the best.
krzychu30 (15258) 2013-10-15 13:46
excellent continuation of your series!The scene conveys well feelings of competition and fight.
And also your treatment in B&W is perfect!Great to see how good you coped with light&shades to create so captivating visual effect of the picture.
Noel_Byrne (19911) 2013-10-16 1:06
A very active shot, lots of life and movement in this, and once again, a great presentation in black and white. Very nicely done, and another great addition to this series.
jhm (134322) 2013-10-16 1:16
Indeed an candid moment with different players together, a little fight for the ball.
You remains in black and white working.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation too, TFS.
ikeharel (51283) 2013-10-16 3:13
That's a clear tackle, Farhat, you have the evidence of two players jamming and blocking their oponent. the referee should had blown his whisle...
Nice taken the moment, very good clear shot even as they were moving.
mjw364 (6992) 2013-10-16 4:40
Another cracking shot! I like the way the referre in white contrasts with the players as he looks on. Great image!
EstudioChispa (1858) 2013-10-16 7:34
I love this shot! Is the man in the middle in his stockings only? Brave! Your choice of monochrome is effective, and the framing -- with the referee in the background -- is great!
I have only become a fan of futbol in the last ten or twelve years, but I am now a believer. We are breathing with relief this morning, as our favorite team (Mexico) should have been eliminated last night (they lost to Costa Rica 1-2), but a meaningless goal in stoppage time by the US against Panama has saved them. They will now play New Zealand, home and away, for a berth in the World Cup.
Here is one of my shots from Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
danos (82551) 2013-10-16 9:28
one more nice snapshot named 'Candid moments'.I like the alive B/W scene with all the soccers to are around the ball.Nice presentation.
Silvio1953 (114821) 2013-10-16 10:59
Ciao Farhat, great action shoot, splendid B&W, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
clic (13922) 2013-10-16 11:42
The lone runner or umpire who 'put the brakes on' constitutes the perfect visual balance, composition wise, to the enthused foursome shuffling around the ball, not paying attention to punchy slaps in the face!
Lot of adrenalin in the same picture!
ourania (25320) 2013-10-16 12:30
this is a well captured and framed scene from the football game that shows us passionate but inexperienced players who play for the fun of the game and the victory against friends. This kind of a game are often fun to watch too. This looks like ballet and when I tried to see how many players are taking part in this complex, spontaneous choreography I noticed that one of them isn't wearing shoes! You have great balance in the frame and the monochrome treatment is great. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
marina7 (8049) 2013-10-16 13:11
nice action shot. Somehow this time I think it would look better in color though. I guess it would bring in more energy to the scene. But it's just my personal preference of course.
Wish you all the best!
claudeD (30073) 2013-10-17 6:27
very fine picture showing this interesting football scenery with the players struggeling for the ball. I leke the perfect sharpness and your choice for b+w mode.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Oceania (4462) 2013-10-17 6:32
People are tangling together for a ball? interesting. We can imagine the tension of the game is very high. Good catch!!!
Nicou (114990) 2013-10-17 6:40
quelle compo et vue sueprbe en NB merveilleux une très belle action sportive avec le ballon il sont tous entassés dans la mêlée sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Cricri (100093) 2013-10-18 1:05
Vous avez capturer un moment fort , on ce sent pris par l'action, bon contraste du N/B
kato (11630) 2013-10-18 23:52
You're captiring well this soccer scene by a good composition and excellent B/W tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see four players who are scrambling for the ball in the ground and a refree watching it. You catch well their motion and expression.
nikkitta (12640) 2013-10-19 11:36
This is a great shot of a classical football action with the very attentive referee
B&W works good here
Well done, TFS
Till Rio 2014
subhendu_bagchi (25055) 2013-10-19 11:45
a great moment from football here. A nice sports photography. One ball and 8 legs... Interesting... Captured really well with a nice OOF BG. Excellents presentation with sharp details. Very well done. Tfs.
mirosu (12222) 2013-10-19 19:31
Excellent monochrome action snapshot. Not easy to catch soccer players in good clarity, you have managed it very well. Still long way for them to FIFA WC.
Do you know that my country is No. 7 in latest FIFA world ranking? We are very proud on it.
Fis2 (81402) 2013-10-20 7:27
Next curious scene.
Excellent reportage photo.
Have a nice evening
Kugart (1778) 2013-10-20 13:59
Good action shot of The men playing football. What a tangle of legs all chasing after the one ball. Nice clear sharp shot and B&W adds a bit of drama to the shot.
mcmtanyel (9915) 2013-10-22 19:59
What jolly good tangle, or tango. Whichever way you look at it, the photo oozes with fun. Congrats!
delpeoples (52145) 2013-10-28 20:56
Namaskar dear Farhat
So the Beautiful Game is played everywhere?! I much prefer it to cricket, the second religion of both your and my countries :) A great B&W moment frozen in time. Excellent sharpness, strong black and white contrast and tonal range.
anel (563) 2013-11-11 4:52
I was looking a little bit through your gallery to find a lot of shots of daily life or people in action, like on this soccer-shot. I like this way to look at life. Well chosen bl/wh version, makes the whole look more dramatic. Interesting!
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (15633)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-07-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm VR, Hoya HD Protector 58 mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-15 8:01