The sports world makes a good canvas, but individual shots can be lost in constant switching. Here’s a look at this week’s most famous sports photos from Getty Images.
Emma Radocano of the United Kingdom returns against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the women’s singles quarterfinals on day 10 of the 2021 US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Aosta in Flushing Borough of Queensboro on September 8, 2021. New York City.
This picture was taken from behind the service line. It is located underground behind a hole in the wall from view of the public. I found that the lighting was perfect for this angle. The background was black and the sun was well positioned to highlight Emma Radukanu. I just needed a good stretch and timed the shot to get the ball on the racket. I also shot in a very shallow depth of field to blur the background and focus only on the Radukanu. This is a shot with which you have to be patient as it can take most or all of the match to get the player in the right position. Luckily, it really magnified and I was able to set the time of the image correctly.
Louis Torrence shocks Abraham Toro of the Seattle Mariners after Toro’s big 4-0 win over the Houston Astros at T-Mobile Park on August 31, 2021 in Seattle, Washington.
It was a completely quiet night until Abraham Toro of the Seattle Mariners scored a big win. When big plays like this happen, team members sometimes shower the star of the game with a Gatorade cooler during post-game interviews. That was exactly the case. Since we confine ourselves to photo pits and not post-game festivities photos, I’ve considered shooting under Toro from my designated location, as players interact with their heads several times while spraying. We do. Another technical element I had to take into account was his face in the shade of his hat. Just before that, the fireworks went off, creating a beautiful haze in the background. It’s always nice to see the team explode.
— Steve Chambers
Matilda Castrin of Team Europe and Madeleine Sagstrom of Team Europe celebrate the Solheim Cup after defeating Team USA during the third day of the Solheim Cup at Inverness in Toledo, Ohio on September 6, 2021.
Here Matilda Castrin and Madeleine Sjögstrom celebrate Team Europe’s victory over the United States in the Solheim Cup. This was my first event, I was new to covering golf competitions that pit countries against each other. The Europeans did well throughout the weekend, maintaining a steady lead and finishing it in the end. He was booked for the trail, surrounded by American fans hoping for a victory for the home side. He literally gave up after the cup party! The defending champions held the Solheim Cup for another year with their country’s flags and dripping champagne.
— Maddie Meyer
Rob Gronkowski of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates his second quarter touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium on September 9, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
JoJo Earle of the Alabama Crimson Tide pulls out this reception against Yahsin Mackie of the Mercer Bears during the second half at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2021 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Bijan Robinson of the Texas Longhorns reacts after landing in the first quarter at Darrell’s Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium against the Louisiana Ragina Cajuns on September 4, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Damon Pierce of the Florida Gators scores during a game against the South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium on September 11, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrman/Getty Images)
Shay Pedy of the Phoenix Mercury communicates with his teammates after a 76-75 win over the Atlanta Dream at Gateway Center Arena on September 8, 2021 in College Park, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Chicago Sky’s Kahleh Copper loses the ball after running Kia Nurse of the Phoenix Mercury during the second half of a WNBA game at the Footprint Center on August 31, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Mercury defeated Heaven 103-83. (Photo by Christian Peterson/Getty Images)
Dallas Wings striker Kayla Thornton recovers the ball against Atlanta Dream striker Monique Billings in the first half at College Park Center on September 2, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Leila Fernandez of Canada reacts to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during her quarterfinal in women’s singles on Day 9 of the 2021 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King on September 7, 2021 in Flushing, Queens, New York. City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Daniil Medvedev of Russia makes a comeback in the quarterfinals against Butch van de Zandsholp of the Netherlands on Day 9 of the US Open 2021 at the Vlissingen district on September 7, 2021 in Vlissingen, Queens. New York City. (Photo by Albelo/Getty Images)
Spain’s Garbine Muguruza returns against Barbora Krajkova of the Czech Republic during her Women’s Day 7 singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King on September 5, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Steer/Getty Images)
Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero walks into the dugout for an MLB game against the Oakland Athletics at Rogers Center on September 4, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Randy Arosarina of the Tampa Bay Rays injures his field in the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Tropicana Field on September 4, 2021 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. Devils/Getty Images)
Frank Schwedel of the Chicago Cubs is attacked by his teammates after his solo hit in the ninth inning of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on September 4, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Pirates 7-6. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
Alex Verdogo of the Boston Red Sox reacts after a race win against the Cleveland Indians in the ninth inning at Fenway Park on September 4, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rosche/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United shoots under pressure from Javier Manquillo of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on September 11, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Lawrence Griffith/Getty Images)
Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrate in Parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of the Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on September 5, 2021 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Clive Rose – Formula 1 / Formula 1 via Getty Images)
Team Canada celebrates after defeating the United States in the gold medal match for the 2021 Women’s World Championships held at WinSport Arena on August 31, 2021 in Calgary, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)
Nelly Korda of Team USA plays her shot from the third tee during a foursome game on the second day of the Solheim Cup at the Inverness Club on September 5, 2021 in Toledo, Ohio. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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