Re: The Photo Not Taken
There is another all too common occurrence of this phenomenon of missing a shot with sport and event photography. The rely heavily upon anticipation and expectation based on experience and knowledge f the sport or event in question.
Sometime those "guesses" are wrong and the action one hope to capture in an extraordinary fashion never materializes.
In cross country running trying to get that face looking up a steep climb can be challenging if the subject remains staring at hie/her foot..or you are tracking a particular receiver in foot ball and the QB chooses to run, or pass to someone else. Sometimes its a little grace or luck that allows us to capture these fantastic events at the peak of action.