Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Return Serve

"Kei Nishikori of Japan returns a shot to Sam Querrey of the United States during Day 3 of the Citi Open at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center on July 30, 2014 in Washington, DC."

There is nothing a photographer likes better than variety.

Documenting news, sports and features on an almost daily basis, I often hope that opportunities presented will be very different from one day to the next.

Recently, I was fortunate enough to shoot some tennis for Getty Images during the Citi Open at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Washington, DC.

It has been quite some time since covering this sport, but it was much like riding a bike, and I quickly remembered everything from my past experiences.

Needing to document multiple matches and players throughout the day and night - I did my best to not only shoot the safe images, but also break away from the pack of photographers and look for some more eye-catching photos.

I waited until this spot was back-lit so I could incorporate the players shadow and then clicked the shutter when Kei Nishikori made returns.

It was quite difficult to see through the spot, but in the end, I thought it was different, yet telling.


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