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And now I will subject all SC visitors to my site to a string of dimly lit, noisy and shaky shots with hasty composition and cluttered backgrounds from some recent efforts at sports photography. 

 

Interesting observation: the men's version was more of a rapid fire round. From the word go, they would attempt to smash return shots and each point would be won or conceded in under a minute. The ladies on the other hand, played with great patience and restraint, going at it for a long while, eventually sending a smashing shot, almost diffidently. Broadside spectators most likely went back home with creaking necks owing to the oscillating left-right-left motions (unless the eyeballs were the ones doing the tracking). 

The Focus

And now I will subject all SC visitors to my site to a string of dimly lit, noisy and shaky shots with hasty composition and cluttered backgrounds from some recent efforts at sports photography. 

 

Interesting observation: the men's version was more of a rapid fire round. From the word go, they would attempt to smash return shots and each point would be won or conceded in under a minute. The ladies on the other hand, played with great patience and restraint, going at it for a long while, eventually sending a smashing shot, almost diffidently. Broadside spectators most likely went back home with creaking necks owing to the oscillating left-right-left motions (unless the eyeballs were the ones doing the tracking). 

comments (17)

hey now it's not only SC visitors lol... nice shot of the cute girls smile
Ayush Basu: Too true Elaine, thanks for pointing that grin
Great timing here Ayush!
A great observer you are...
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the visit and the comment Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Oct 2014, 06:22
There is a lot of concentration on display here Ayush
Ayush Basu: They were taking every moment very seriously, Chris.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Oct 2014, 08:32
A new venture, then, Ayush?
Ayush Basu: Oh well, stay tuned in Lisl, for more grin
Proof that women have far greater subtlety than men Ayush
Ayush Basu: You hammered that nail on the head... squarely... and flattened it, Bill.
Excellent shot!
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much Roland.
A great study in concentration Ayush. Nice view point
A very good capture especially the concentration on the girl at the far end of the table.
We old fogies need a bit more action smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Oct 2014, 10:55
It promises to be a great series.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 4 Oct 2014, 12:13
It's really hard to do sports photography, in my opinion.

The facilities are always lit poorly, and with the fast movements, it's hard to keep the subjects in focus.

But good for you, looks like you did a fine job and enjoyed the match!
  • Astrid
  • .....somewhere in the States.....
  • 4 Oct 2014, 13:14
This is sport and art. Playing table-tennis requires the utmost from body and mind, Fascinating sports.
We had one champion...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bettine_Vriesekoop
She lived for years in China to have competition, in her best years she outplayed men in Holland.
A few years ago, she went back to the Chinese school for table tennis, when she walked in, people stopped playing and showed her respect. Table tennis is more than 'just a sport'......
What is the link to your blog?
Great shot, Ayush. You can almost feel the concentration.
Serious focus (both of you...) - love the intensity!
Great action shot, Ayush. Looks as if it will be a tight game.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 7 Oct 2014, 15:06
you really stopped the action. Nice catch!
  • Ray
  • TheVillage, Thailand
  • 8 Oct 2014, 05:49
Great emphasis on the players' focus here, Ayush.

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