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Dennis: I hear you, bro. I think one of the toughest things about a shot like that is recovering from it during the shoot. When, as you say, you've done everything right and the stars still don't align, it's frustrating as hell, and unless you are able to put it behind you quickly, that pissed-off feeling can insinuate itself into the rest of the shoot in counterproductive ways. I was shooting an MLS match a few weeks back and set myself up for what I expected to be a beautiful action shot of RSL's goalkeeper, who also happens to be on our national team. I was in the right spot on the sideline, there was a free kick from a position that virtually guaranteed it would be directly on goal, I was focused in and ready. I was expecting a diving save so shot horizontal and very tight. Shot was high (not sure why that possibility NEVER occurred to me!) and the save was a punch over the crossbar. Needless to say.... Now even if I'd gotten the shot, it wouldn't have had nearly the legs of the shot you posted, and it isn't nearly as rare a play, so it's not the same thing except for how that frustration lingered.