FOCAL LENGTH: 400.0 mm
SHUTTER: 1/1600 s
Daniel McBreen of the Central Coast Mariners is a tough player. He’s always where the action is, supports his teammates at every opportunity and gives as good as he receives.
So it’s fair to say that most of my shots of McBreen show him in an offensive pose or attacking his defenders, that’s why this one struck out as being different. It’s not the McBreen you’re used to seeing and sometimes in sports photography that’s what makes a unique shot.
Another reason I like this shot is because it tells a story. Newcastle has attempted to get the ball from McBreen, tripped him in the process and James Virgili is there to recover. Simple, unbiased example of photojournalism in sport!