The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi62° Chance Showers

Tonight

Lo43° Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi58° Slight Chc Rain

Sunday Night

Lo40° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi56° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo43° Chance Showers

Tuesday

Hi52° Chance Showers

Tuesday Night

Lo45° Slight Chc Showers

Wednesday

Hi61° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo49° Mostly Cloudy

One over the other

Send to Kindle
Print This
IMG_4714

While I'm photographing any sporting event, I'm keeping a watchful eye on how the game is progressing. Who is making a difference? How are they doing it? Why is one team beating the other? These kinds of questions help me decide how to shoot the game and help me when I decide what photograph to publish in the newspaper. It also makes each game I photograph different and a challenge I need to stay focussed and fresh.

My first basketball game to photograph this season was Saturday as the Wenatchee girls went against Lake City. During warmups, a friend of mine mentioned that Wenatchee would be playing without their tallest player putting the team at a disadvantage against Lake City who had a pretty good player in Madi Farrell who stood at 6'2". That's something I kept in the back of my head during the game.

I thought it was one of the deciding factors especially in the second half as Lake City was able to feed her near the basket a few times for timely scores. Coming back to the office, my best two photographs were this shot of Katie Kansky laying out to get to a loose ball. (I like her intense expression).

And this shot of Lake City's tall girl getting a ball over Wenatchee's Maddi Hallberg.

If the size difference wasn't such a part of Lake City's win over the Panthers, I would have gone with the shot of Kansky but I felt the shot of Hallberg was a better story telling image.

All comments are moderated before appearing. For more information, please read the approval guidelines. Questions? See our Disqus commenting FAQ or our full commenting policy.

Comments Help

A few important points:

  • You must have a Disqus account to comment (your Wenatchee World login and Disqus login are completely separate)
  • You must provide your first and last name
  • Your comment must be civil

For more information see our Disqus commenting FAQ or our full commenting policy