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Stanislav Tereba

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Sparta Praha's goalkeeper Miroslav CtvrtnĂ­cek stands on the football field in pouring rain during a football game against FK Inter Bratislava, 1958
Sparta Praha's goalkeeper Miroslav CtvrtnĂ­cek stands on the football field in pouring rain during a football game against FK Inter Bratislava, 1958
Because I worked for an evening newspaper, I wanted something else than the photographers from the morning newspapers. My main goal was to capture the tribune, the rain and the gleaming surface of the wet umbrellas. On the wet focusing screen, I tried to focus on the water plane behind the fence. When I was going to press the shutter button, I saw the ball falling in the water and behind it I detected the wet goalkeeper. Because he went slowly in my direction to the ball, I took a risk and pressed the button at a shutter speed of 1/15 second. [...] I developed the film in warmer developer and while fixating, I noticed that most of the film had been underexposed, and that only the last exposures, at the end of the film, were a little better. These included the picture of the goalkeeper in the rain, in front of the umbrellas, and thanks to the shutter speed of 1/15, it also showed the streams of rain.
Stanislav Tereba
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