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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Senior High School Football - Agony of Defeat


I was shooting the finals for the Northern Ontario division, the winner goes on to the provincial finals in Toronto. I was assigned to photograph the North Bay team who were undefeated so far that season but Sault Ste Marie high school teams have taken the division for something like 12 years so North Bay were not the odds-on favorite coming in and were defeated 38-10.

Every time I have shot a championship before I have followed the winners. Get some emotional jubo shots, get a shot with the trophy and go home. It was so much harder shooting the emotions of defeat, trying to give them a respectful distance but also trying to get close to capture compelling emotional images.

Once it got close to the end of the game I took off my 300mm and put on the 16-35mm and was lucky enough to have a tackle almost in my lap:

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Immediately after the horn the players found comfort consoling each other.

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The coach had a quick pep talk with the boys. I have some with the coach but shot this one with the foreground player tearing up.

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This player had to break away from the huddle to compose himself.

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As I was leaving the bench area I saw the player on the left approach the player on the right who was upset. The player on the left knelt down and they touched heads in silence.

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Nov 26, 2012 at 09:33 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Senior High School Football - Agony of Defeat


Nice captures of the emotion of the game. I like 4 and 5.

The hair in #2 ought to be a personal foul

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Nov 26, 2012 at 09:59 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Senior High School Football - Agony of Defeat


I really like the pictures and agree that the hair is ridiculous


Nov 26, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Senior High School Football - Agony of Defeat


Thank you both for taking the time to comment. I definitely did a second take when I saw that hair/beard combo.


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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Senior High School Football - Agony of Defeat


add me to the 'crazy hair' camp...very nicely done documenting emotions.

Chris



Nov 27, 2012 at 01:45 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Senior High School Football - Agony of Defeat


Thanks Chris.

I also tried a B&W conversion of the last shot.

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Nov 27, 2012 at 03:29 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Senior High School Football - Agony of Defeat


I feel like the black and white of the last one would look really good with less of a tint to it. A little more contrast but I really like the first one. Nice work


Dec 02, 2012 at 09:06 PM





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