Shorthorn photographer Ben Ohene wrote,
Aaron Stephens, left, and Will Cossin, right, sprint towards the finish line Saturday afternoon in the Maverick Stadium. Contestants in the 2012 Special Olympics Texas competed in multiple events such as the long jump, the 50 meter dash, and the 400 meter run.
Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the fathers of photojournalism, once said,
“Photography is, for me, a spontaneous impulse coming from an ever attentive eye which captures the moment and its eternity.”
Anyone can pick up a half decent camera and some good lenses and shoot sports photography. However, good sports photography is created by meshing high quality technical skill, a compositional eye, a whole lot of luck and the intuition to find the emotion that breathes life into these players.
Shorthorn photographer Ohene was there at the right moment, and he got it.
Ohene said, “I saw that the two runners were giving it their all and decided they were the two that I needed to get a photo of.”