Sometimes you read and hear about rookies in sports non-stop. Even seeing them on television it opens up a strange curiosty to want to document them on the field. Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, otherwise known as RG3, was one of them.
Working in Washington proves a bit more of a challenge as the sidelines are much more crowded than other stadiums I've shot at. So in my mind, I wanted to make a strong graphic image of him in the tunnel or on the field before kick-off before the gaggle of us photographers were able to shoot him closely at the end of the game. I knew the tunnel has some crazy light and a red wall to boot. So I worked a couple frames in there.
The only problem was after shooting him on the field warming up, everyone in Washington wanted the same images, so my images were more about the media hype rather than getting a clean frame. While I did get two frames off, there were a little tighter than I had pictured in my head in attempt to crop out other photographers.
I brushed it off and looked more toward his performance on the field. The only problem was that he would leave the game with a mild concussion. So I didn't get to see much RG3 action. Maybe later in the season I'll get to document his thrilling style of play the entire game.