Occasionally the best photo from an assignment doesn’t make it into the paper but sometimes there are other considerations than just what is the best photo.
Here’s my best photo from a soccer match the other day between Eisenhower High School and cross-town rival Davis High School.
This is the best photo for two reasons. Davis’ Luis Valle, no. 9, scored one of Davis’s two goals in DHS win over Ike. Also, Valle’s hand to the face of the opposing Ike defender reflects perfectly the very aggressive nature of the soccer match.
However, we recently ran a large photo of Valle as the lead image on the sports section. The sports guys, understandably so, didn’t want to run another photo of Valle. Instead, this image ran instead of Valle hand-in-the-face photo.
Not as good a photo but it works.