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Rising Star

By SamGillespie    
This is my friend Ben. I've played rugby with him for over 5 years and playing flyhalf is what he does best.
He plays for Hampshire and is in the London Irish Academy. Well on his way.
He scored 16 points on Sunday for Hampshire securing their place in the quarter finals.

His mother wants a print Smile

Same lighting used again to overpower the sun and get the clouds just how I like.

Tags: Sky Rugby Boy Clouds Place Young Ball Kick Portraits and people Flash and lighting Sports and action

Voters: GalleryGirl, TommyStr, jonny_greentree and 42 more

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GalleryGirl 15 4 2 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2008 7:06PM
I'm not surprised his mother wants a print. Great shot!
Marilyn x
TommyStr 16 9 3 Norway
3 Apr 2008 7:08PM
I've browsed your website, you're quite a your original take on many subjects, and especially your portrait style (all the rugby portraits). Congrats on yesterdays award, and this is another great one. Added your pf to favs now
3 Apr 2008 7:09PM
superb image , but then all yur images are spot on
SamGillespie 16 94 1 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2008 7:13PM
Thanks Marilyn, Jonny and thanks a lot Tommy.
Bodiewil 15 46 Wales
3 Apr 2008 7:14PM
Stunning work again Sam.... don't forget to charge his mother.

Briwooly 16 454 6 England
3 Apr 2008 7:44PM
Great shot Sam can see why mum wants one dont loose it could be one for the future

SueTurner 17 81 3 England
3 Apr 2008 8:17PM
another cracking shot, I like the blue skies on these shots personally, but this makes a change
User_Removed 14 78 1 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2008 8:45PM
Good work
JennB 15 60 1 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2008 10:01PM
Great shot, I really like these pics in this series. Great sky too.
Geraint 15 715 34 Wales
3 Apr 2008 10:30PM
Loads of impact.
taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
3 Apr 2008 10:47PM
Better make that 4 or 5 prints, i f I know anything about mothers--- Well one!

3 Apr 2008 11:32PM
Great shot! Love the lighting and angle!
4 Apr 2008 11:11AM
These last shots are really outstanding. Love the contrived look (contrived here is meant in the way I like contrived to be)... those smooth, publicity like colours, the smiles, the lighting.
Fab photos. A pleasure to look at.
SamGillespie 16 94 1 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2008 10:31PM
Thanks all and thanks Koen for the compliment!
chrissd 16 304 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 7:39AM
cracking shot
Chriscj 16 96 1 England
7 Apr 2008 8:05PM
Another great shot Sam.

robway 17 318 Wales
7 Apr 2008 9:31PM
Beautifully crafted image, great lighting.
cheesey 16 2 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 9:36PM
This is a great shot, very well captured.
wyatturp 16 2 England
8 Apr 2008 4:35PM
Nice one Sam

Richsr 15 91 223 England
9 Apr 2008 12:57PM
Like your composition and lighting in this - well captured.
Regards Richard.
11 Apr 2008 10:09AM
Excellent again, Sam!
Take care, Mac
pascalg Plus
15 37 1 France
13 Apr 2008 3:24PM
thank you for dropping by Smile

excellent shot ;
love rugby, but would like france to win soon Wink
StevenPrice 17 30 2 England
5 Jun 2008 8:10AM
cracking work Sam love the sky

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