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Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk
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Copyright: Bob Shannon (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 342 W: 6 N: 399] (1887)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2003-01
Categories: Event
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-09 6:44
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a scan of an original 8x10. The picture has been locally publicized through the state of Washington and also for people in print form.

The reason I went back into photography after retirement, was to take pictures of our second youngest son playing high school basketball. Dan is pictured here as he had just made a slam dunk and now turned around in mid air looking his opponent in the eye with a menacing look. Dan is 6 foot 8 inches tall and is now a 3rd year college student. He still plays B'Ball once in a while...

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To Kilted-Arab: Umpireeqshannon 1 11-11 17:38
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This really appeals to me Bob, a true "frozen in time" moment. I love the quality of the b/w image here, there's a real nostalgic, dated feel that works very well. Slight shame about the umpires arm, but a minor issue overall. Nice shot!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-11-09 8:09]

Perfect timing, Bob!
And I love the clarity of the shot(s) :D
Crisp image, with excellent details

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-11-09 13:47]

Great sport shot Bob ! Perfectly done with a sharp and clear image and a good story too...:-) Thanks again !


A fine bit of B&W work, Bob, with the intimate feel of a cozy gym and a fine sense of drama. Your subjects -- son, ball, opponent -- are all very precisely and aptly shown. Thanks for unveiling this fine example of your versatility.

Great shot Bob.
Perfect timing and great sharpness.
You captured this perfectly.
Well done.

Hi Bob, splendid action shoot, great jump, excellent quality for a scansion, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

Hola Bob.
Interesante imagen con muy buenos detalles que el b/w hace más impactantes.
Buen resultado y mejor nota.
Saludos amigo, JL.

Indeed a very great snapshot! TFS this really good picture Bob, alain
PS: a question... do you know what is the utility of the bracelet that the players have to the left leg, under the knee?

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2008-01-05 1:05]

Hi my friend,

This is beautiful moment..Love the conversion to B/W and i love the action since i also plays basketball during my University days. I also used to represent Brunei to the regional games in tHE asean region. Your son is tall, i am only 6'6 and he can even dunk the ball.. I love this shot a lot and thans for sharing this beautiful moment of the game with us my friend..



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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2008-01-07 0:44]

wow great timing and great action captured. nice lighting and good details of your son and his opponent. i like to watch basketfall cartoon, those in the air ..

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