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Welcome to installment #30 in “The Whole Picture” in which I present the uncropped, higher resolution version of photos that SOURaiders.com have published. For prior editions click here. For higher resolution click on the photo before saving. As always, photos are best viewed on a big screen rather than a tiny phone screen.
Some of you may have found your way here through the link on souraiders.com. I have had several people email me asking questions about buying prints or about finding all of my photos for a certain sport.
The photos I post here are a small fraction of the photos I actually have. If you would like to print any of the photos on Ashland Daily Photo, you are welcome to do so at no charge. Be sure to click on the photo to get to the higher resolution size which will print with more quality. If you want to use them on the web (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), you are welcome to do so if you link back to traveljapanblog.com/ashland in the description of the photo. If you are using the photo in a newspaper or magazine, please credit “Al Case, Ashland Daily Photo”.
If you would like me to search through all of my photos and send you photos of the particular athlete you are looking for I charge a reasonable fee for the time it takes me to find all of those photos and to process them for you. I do not normally sell prints. I email you the high quality electronic files in .jpg format, and you can do the printing and framing yourself through a local or online service. My email is on this page or you can comment (leave a reply) to a recent blog entry to communicate.
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Details and complete list here.
The volleyball team led all teams in GPA. Details here.
With tonight’s victory of Midland over Coastal Georgia (and SOU’s 3-1 loss to Vanguard), the Raider’s season will come to an end tomorrow with a consolation match against Coastal Georgia. At this point, Southern Oregon will be playing Thursday for a crack at the top 20 in the final rankings. They won’t be able to play in the 12-team final bracket play that begins on Friday.
The Raiders didn’t go down without a fight. SOU won two against Midland yesterday (and nearly won the match) and dominated Vanguard in a set today, but they came up just short of a shot at cracking the top 12.
With only two seniors on the current team, they will be back next year.
After last night’s win, the last ever in Riehm Arena after 58 years of use, the #19 Raiders were placed in Pool F for the 2015 NAIA Volleyball National Championship Final Site Pool Play. They need to finish in the top two of their pool to advance. The other teams in Pool F are:
#6 Vanguard (Calif.)
#7 Midland (Neb.)
#22 Coastal Georgia
Matches begin December 1 in Sioux City, Iowa.
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After a sporting event that I’ve taken photos of, I usually do a quick run through of the pics and delete about half of them. The reasons for the deletions vary, but they usually consist of one or more of the following: subject out of focus, lack of action, awkward face, lighting that can’t be salvaged, lack of eyes/ball in frame, and/or already have a similar photo that is better.
When I first saw this photo, my finger went to the delete key since the potential subject (Nila) is out of focus. Then I paused a bit and looked at Courtney and Corynn. I immediately realized that they were the real subjects. I had prefocused on someone at the net before taking this, as it is extremely difficult to get a decent focus in gym lighting if you try to focus at the last second (especially when you are on the opposite side of the net from your subject).
I don’t know if I have any shots of really good “covering” that were intentionally set up that way, but this one looks like it was. Therefore, it became a keeper. Actually it’s one of my favorite volleyball shots due to its uniqueness. There are loads of great volleyball kill photos out there, but how many good shots of players covering a potential block do you see?