Photos of the week
Derek Ruttan of the London Free Press snapped this intense sports action photo Tuesday of a high school rugby championship game in southwestern Ontario, as Medway¹s Cam Janzen straight-arms Oakridge¹s Alex Brandon-Sutherland. Ruttan says he always looks for emotional intensity in the faces and body language of players. Peak action - such as a big body check, a timely goal, and airtime in any sport - usually makes a good sports photo, as is any photo that can make us wince, like this rugby player taking a shot in the face. Ruttan shot this with a Canon Mark IIn and a 300 f2.8 lens at 400ISO, 1000th of a second at f5.6.