Jide Alakija

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Quarter to something....

Theme of the Week: Best of the Olympians

Shot 3: Quarter to something....

Now this player is the quater back. I looked up in
Wikipedia, that the quarterback is a position in the offensive backfield of American and Canadian football, directly behind players of the "line"He lines up behind the centre who snaps him the ball on a predetermined cadence.. He is generally the leader of the offensive team when it is on the field, responsible for initiating play by receiving the snap of the ball from the centre.

Apparently this game is as intense as chess, a battle between two coaches (not managers) on strategic tactics, you might say that's like football, but I'm told it's a bit more than that. I'll leave the players to describe it to you, otherwise enjoy.

This was another shot from the same game as yesterdays shot, the London Olympians (Maroon) vs. the PA knights at home.

Did you know that we had an
American Football League in the UK? I've asked some of their members to visit the blog this week, if you have any questions why not leave a message or contact the London O's at their website .

comments (13)

  • david
  • 1 Mar 2006, 00:38
Wow, great sports capture. Very clear and sharp!
Jide Alakija: Thanks David.
I can feel the suspense. Something is about to happen, but the photo has frozen time. Good one!
  • skee
  • 1 Mar 2006, 01:03
This one is nice.
Jide Alakija: You've been rather tame with me oh master, you got the flu or something, say more than this....PLEASE!!!
  • Shuva
  • 1 Mar 2006, 04:53
You sports picture are very crisk and sharp and the color processing is just correct. Keep them coming
Jide Alakija: Thanks Shuva, I used Duane's (also on shutterhance.com) 70-200 L lens for these, it's unbelieveablely a sharp lens
I like the composition with the two players in front and the others in the background (great DOF). Excellent !
Jide Alakija: Thanks Sidney, as you can imagine I had to think real quick to get it like that.
Tena koe ehoa
A very good, now this is sports photography. Fantastic DOF details the foreground excellently and defines subject matter in the background excellently. Great capture of action about to happen gives the image suspend and drama. Colours are magnificent and if saturated a little, it's done to the exact amount. Great expressive sports image Jide!
Jide Alakija: You really flatter me ndiginiz, thanks for the comment. What does "Tena koe ehoa" mean?
I like this one too....Your images feel very clean and sharp. what camera/lens did you shoot this with. Its a very fresh looking sports image. Nice work
Jide Alakija: Thanks Carter, I used my EOS Canon 10D + 70-200 L f/4 lens + good sunlight on the day =)
Wow. Battle Royale. Very tribal, i feel a bit anxious when i look at it. Really crisp. I like.
Jide Alakija: I have a follow-up shot to this one, I'm still debating whether to put it up tomorrow as I only have 4 more shots out of almost 20 of my best from the games to put up for this theme. I'll see how the other turn out. Thanks.
This is a nice clean image and I love the colours. The touchline backdrop of players rreally suis today's image. Nice SHot
Jide Alakija: Thanks. Fantom Poet. This time I agree with your point about the background players.
  • Asiko
  • 1 Mar 2006, 11:04
great action shot, I like this one the best so far
  • Suby
  • 1 Mar 2006, 13:15
Suby's in the house..... Good capture. On your way to become a sports photographer are we? Sorry you can't be a master of all(I'm the only one allowed to do that lol).

Now tell me, what type of photography would you say makes you hot? What is your best style?

Jide Alakija: Actually Suby, Sports photography is not my main style or at least not what I put most of my effort into, thought it does have the documentary tint to it which is my main attraction in photography, I like to capture that moment that tells a story.
I love the tension apparent in his body language. Looks like he's going to let it rip. I like how you left the other side of frame mostly empty to build anticipation of the throw. Sharp and contrasty too. Only nitpick (as usual i always have at least one) is that the guy directly behind him is in sharp focus as well and is kinda distracting, especially his hands. I would prefer to either see more of him (like how he's blocking for his teammate who is throwing) or none of him at all.
Jide Alakija: Gosh! Now Desonsha I'm on a quest for that shot that you will not have anything to nitpick on. Thanks for the comments.
  • emma
  • 2 Mar 2006, 23:25
oh - this is a great action shot! i love the mid point you have captured - perfect.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Emma.

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