Over at Deadspin, they’ve got a post that highlights this photo, which was taken by Mike Ehrmann. Deadspin titles the post simply, This Is A Good Football Photo. Yes, it is. It’s got color, it’s got action, it’s got a sense of motion, it’s got a focal point. But really, it’s all about the composition. The triangle.
What is the most important element? The ball. What is everybody looking at? The ball. Where is the ball? At the apex of the triangle. There are far too many articles about triangles in art to link to in this space. You can set them up in a studio, you can look for them in nature. But sometimes, good composition just happens. It’s called serendipity.