The Decisive Moment

Challenge #2 in the Moment in Time series. Hosted by Biggs23.
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This contest concerns itself with the moment of decision. Specifically, that moment when a decision has been made and when action is required. The moment a batter swings, the moment a child begins to blow out the candles on a cake, or the moment that reality hits and emotions spill out.
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I captured this shot during a basketball activity in Barangay Pugadlawin, Las Piñas City. It was a really close game, with the two opposing teams racking up points in the 3-point line during the 4th quarter, and with one team only winning by one point. I was really unprepared both technique and equipment-wise for this kind of shooting; it was my first time doing basketball photography, and yes, I've been hit by the ball for two times in a row, haha. Nevertheless, it was a really nice and thrilling experience, especially if you could connect the thrill of taking the shot with the thrill of witnessing a really close game.
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Submitted: Thursday, 12th July, 2012 17:36 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 23rd June, 2012
Focal length: 18 mm
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 1600
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