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Behind the Lens: Week 3 vs. Dolphins


It's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Whether it's a picture of a rookie making his first touchdown or an emotion-filled shot of a Jaguars fan at TIAA Bank Field, photographs tell stories.

Each week during the regular season, we will show you team photographer Rick Wilson's favorite photo from game day. Below you'll find the winning shot from Week 3 against the Dolphins.

"Catching Keelan!"

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Camera: Nikon D4
Lens: Mikkor 400mm f/2.8 with a 1.4 teleconverter
Exposure: 1/1250 of a sec. at f/4, ISO 3200

How did you feel about photographing this game:
During the course of a game, images that tell powerful stories often occur from important moments like touchdowns, sacks and turnovers. The game against the Dolphins offered very few of these types of moments.

Three hours before kickoff, I received a message from one of the Jaguars PR staff members asking if I could try to get a good picture of Keelan Cole, wearing cleats that were custom painted for him. This game I spent most of my time shooting from the end zones allowing me to scan the entire width of the field with the action coming towards me.

How did you capture the Keelan hurdle?
In the third quarter, Keelan made a short catch out in the flat, and as he turned upfield a couple of Dolphins, defensive backs approached to attempt a tackle. Cole leaped over Jamal Perry who was attempting a diving tackle himself.

I find the image interesting in that both players are in the air with Keelan with his arms out like the wings of an airplane... AND an added bonus to this image is that it displays his cleats... which ultimately fulfilled the pregame request from the PR department.

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