One handed catch!

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Sometimes in photography great moments just happen and are captured in camera. Like with most shoots this phenomenon is a rarity and requires some TLC in post production. The first image I took was PERFECT in every way except for the football blocking the players face. His height was awesome, the grass coming off his cleats, the lighting...oh man! Then he went for the one handed grab! Look at the muscle tone in the arms, the determination on his face, oh crap, I cut his legs off! I spent about an hour on this composite and was unsure if the position of his upper body would match the straight look of the first shot. With a few layer masks, some added lens flairs and motion blurs, I am satisfied with the final results. Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.