6/29/12

BAD SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY 101


Hard to believe, but I was on the yearbook staff in high school as a photographer. I never took one shot. I'm the sort of person who likes to observe, but not be observed. Well, a female photographer running around campus, especially at my school with it's horrific pecking order, would have been very uncomfortable. I tried to stay as invisible as possible the 4 years I was incarcerated. If I had taken photos, especially sports photos, they would have looked like this. Okay, probably they would have all had their backs to the camera so actually the person who shot this is a better sports photographer than I ever would have been.


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So what sport are they playing? And is there a guy named "Spot" or are we supposed to "spot" Allen Hill? Not quite sure. You'll have to enlarge the shot to figure out the sport.

This weeks Sepia Saturday's image shows Dinah Shore and Burt Bacharach playing tennis, thus my sport theme. The closest I can come is this shot of Frank Sinatra dressed for golf. The shot was purchased at an estate sale many years ago. I'm guessing the person who took this shot told the story of the moment over and over and over again. Their "encounter" with old blue eyes.





And again, I apologize for not fully participating in visiting other Sepia Saturday posters. I think I have narrowed down the huge sucking sound I hear from my bandwidth. I believe it's due to a piece of cloud software I recently installed. I am on a satellite connection with limited monthly usage. I've barely been online and the usage level still shows very high. It stupidly never dawned on me that hooking up to the "cloud" was going to obviously cause this problem. A client had requested I install it. I've reset some preferences and hope to see the numbers dropping. Then again...maybe I've got a neighbor hacking into my router. Who knows? Sometimes I just want to run away from computers...but not before checking my email.

13 comments:

  1. Nice natural pose from Frank. The chaps in the first photo look a bit caught out.

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  2. OK, I give up -- I don't recognize the sport, but I'm intrigued.

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  3. Liked the Sinatra shots but can't even guess at the sport in the first photo.

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  4. Great pictures! Sorry to hear about your computer woes. I'm still on cable internet and it suits me fine. I am not looking forward to what I will need to learn about using a mobile device when we travel later this summer. I have heard that things can be very slow or not at all.

    I hope that you get it all figured out soon!

    Kathy M.

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  5. That first picture is a real puzzle. ‘Spot” is usually a dog’s name but I see no dog!

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  6. I have no idea what that sport is. Maybe volleyball with no net.
    The Sinatra pic was quite a find.
    Nancy

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  7. Ol' Blue Eyes in lavender, nice shot.

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  8. Are you sure that is a sport in the first photo?

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  9. Indeed folks they are playing a game. Fellow, fourth in from the left, is holding a large ball and there is a rope strung between two of the posts. So I'm guessing volleyball. To paraphrase a moron..."You play volleyball with what you have, not what you want."

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  10. When I look closely at the first photo I can just barely make out a net, so I think you're right - they are playing volleyball. Nice shot of Sinatra!

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  11. That is so cool! Frank! I just adore this! I enlarged the photo and the 4th boy from the left in the far corner seems to be holding a ball, like a basket ball or soccer size, or maybe it's a bucket? I would love to know just what game it is too! Interesting anyway for sure!

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  12. The photo of Frank is terrific! Wish I could find something like that in my found photos.

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  13. I had to pay extra for Frank at an estate sale. It wasn't until I got to the desk to pay that the guy looked at it and said, "This is Sinatra." Duh. It didn't have a price on it so he just pulled one out of thin air and I begrudgingly said yes.

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