I’ve had a couple of all around grumpy days caused by my reluctance to accept that winter is happening again this year.
When in that sort of a funk, I always have to push myself to play a bit to keep the blah from infiltrating that other parts of life – especially my photographs.
As a result, I went into this assignment determined to keep it from looking like any run of the mill luncheon. Immediately, the pre-lunch football throwing contest caught my eye. The way that they had set up the tires meant that I had the opportunity to work some framing and layers (and, with a little bit of luck, catch a moment on top of it all).
The only real problem? I had to lay down to get the framing the way I wanted it.
It’s not unusual to end up on the floor to get a shot – but it is a little unusual to intentionally place yourself in the same spot that footballs are flying at.
Luckily, the football flew just left of my spot and resulted in only a minor preparatory wince on my part.
It’s not a perfect photo, largely due to the fact that the entire scene was back-lit by windows and I had to make a choice on exposures about which part of the frame I was willing to blow out or underexpose, but it was enough of a satisfaction to get my gears turning again.