Photobucket.com is a photo-sharing website. Anyone who makes photos can get an account with Photobucket.com and post your work there for anyone else to see. Right now there are more than ten billion photographs on Photobucket. That's billions. A billion is a thousand million. Unless you're talking about government spending, a billion is a big number.
I believe Photobucket is the biggest photo-sharing site. I think Flickr.com is most popular among serious photographers. It has five billion photos. Webshots.com has been around awhile and has 693 million photos as of 10:00 a.m. today. There are many others. I use Smugmug.com (dstostad.smugmug.com). I don't know how many photos are stored there but I have about 5,000 and I'm just one not-very-serious photographer.
First, people aren't buying "prints" - photos printed on paper. They're enjoying on-line viewing. They have billions of photos to view in all those photo-sharing sites. Most on-line photos are free to view, easy to download to your own computer, can be stored on IPhones. Why buy prints? I've sold a few prints but not enough to even recoup the cost of film and processing from my film-camera years.
|Tiffany grabbing a leg because that's all she can reach..|
|Tiffany hangs on while teammates close in on the runner.|
It is difficult to run dragging a 135 pound Outlaw.
|Tiffany used to have a bad habit of allowing the runner|
come down on top of her. She avoided that in this case.
The three photos that follow illustrate two reasons certain photos make me smile. One is stopping action in mid-air. In the first photo of the following photos, Outlaw's number one, Toni Fuller, makes a leaping tackle. And I have captured her in flight. Cool.
|When Toni gets hold of you you're finished.|
Toni completes the tackle bringing the runner to the turf. Cool. But there's something else I enjoyed in this photo and that's sideline reaction. You can see it a little in the second photo but just for fun I used my photo editor to focus in on the sideline faces. That's the photo below.
Football can be confusing sometimes. There are all sorts of individual battles going on. Sometimes it is difficult to determine exactly who is on first.
I use photos like this to cull photos of individual players so when I want to profile a player I can quickly locate photos of her. In this photo I have a good shot of #55, QT, doing battle with Mustang #60. I have a sorta shot of #33, Tara Andrickson, but it would be better if she were already being engaged by the blockers. The red sleeves tell me that's Tiffany right behind QT. I can't get the number of the Outlaw far left. I suspect somewhere there's a football in there somewhere, probably behind Mustang's #23 and #73.