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Canon 1D Mk.II-N

Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS

@ISO 250, 1/2500, f/2.8, 300mm

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“College Football”

On assignment for my college’s newspaper the “Valley Forge” on August 29, 2009.

This picture is something every sports photographer looks for and is a dream shot. There arn’t many people on here who understand how hard this is to get. I fired 8 shots a second to get this with my Mk.II-N. Out of all 8 shots, there was only one in the air, this. The picture shows how hard it is to capture a moving target, especially while mid-air and be able to freeze the shot forever. As a professional sports photographer it’s my 2nd best. The first I cannot use because it is copyrighted to the “Rockford Register Star” newspaper. But, I still love this picture.

Rock Valley Colle, Illinois, United States of America


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  • g8tway
    g8twayalmost 5 years ago

    Great action shot, that lens is sweet….

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockalmost 5 years ago

    Incredible shot.

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellalmost 5 years ago

  • Erik Anderson
    Erik Andersonalmost 5 years ago

    Hey guys thank you,I appreciate it! With those 8 frames a second, I was lucky to them in mid-air.

  • Nicole DeFord
    Nicole DeFordalmost 5 years ago

    OOoohooo!!! I ain’t never playing football! :D Nice shot!

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture, well done and congratulations on being featured.

  • LeilaniMelayna
    LeilaniMelaynaalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing capture….how did you get them to pose like that? Can they do it again!? My favorite part is the turf that is still on the shoe! WOW! Keep at it!

    Smiles :o) Leilani

  • Erik Anderson
    Erik Andersonalmost 5 years ago

    Hey thanks again :] And I guess I was lucky, the were in the air for less than a quarter second.. it was soo fast! But thank you soo much!

  • StephanieE
    StephanieEalmost 5 years ago

    nice shot.
    i had to feature this one.its a really great shot!
    -stephanie exendine

  • Bekyy93
    Bekyy93almost 5 years ago

    Congrats on feature!!!

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