American Football – Creative Commons of the Week

This is a recurring topic where I pick a photo from the Creative Commons (CC) library and feature it as Creative Commons of the Week.


Photo by: Bob Ramsey | License: Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0)

This shot is great. I love the feeling of movement and the way it captures this powerful football moment. You can almost feel the force used by the players running and the crowd cheering.

As an European I never gave much thought to American football but after watching Friday Night Lights I became amazed with this compelling sport.
I have to confess that it makes European football (aka soccer) look like a bunch of ladies having their tea.

Now I just need to pick my team. ;)

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3 Responses to American Football – Creative Commons of the Week

  1. Telmo says:

    Amazing photo. How can the guy focus on one of the players and get the motion blur on the others?

    • gigi says:

      You can achieve that by following the subject’s motion with your camera while pressing the shutter button. It also helps to do that with a slower shutter speed, depending on the light.
      If you want to do the opposite, freeze the moment in time with everything in focus, you should use a high shutter speed.

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