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Old Dec 19, 2006, 5:31 PM   #1
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The weekend was good for our swimmers as some of them made best times in their races.6 pics to post.

Merry Christmas everyone! Happy shooting over the holidays and look forward to sharing more in the new year:|

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Old Dec 19, 2006, 5:35 PM   #4
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Old Dec 19, 2006, 5:38 PM   #5
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Old Dec 19, 2006, 9:54 PM   #6
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These are quite good technical acheivements, but I would like to see more context. I think you've captured a moment in time very well, but I can't determine the importance of that moment.

I think you've zoomed in too close. Basically, these could just be pictures of a person splashing in the water.

Were they moving? How fast? Were they winning? Were they struggling to catch up?

I think these photos are short on drama and passion. Perhaps the coach asked for these tight shots so that he or she could better critique the swimmers' techniques, but they don't do much for me.

The interesting photos of basketball in this forum all show a player trying to make a shot, while a player on the opposing team is trying to defend against the shot. That's the kind of context that I think is missing from these.

But that's just me.
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Your comments are taken well. To know what the swimmer is doing is to really know the sport. Are they just splashing around or is it a shot of abackstroke or freestyle upclose? What draws me the most toshoot "up close" shots is thisundiscovered world of the swimmer and the art of the water. The two subjects entangled together.

To know my style of shooting is to appreciate the "art" of the moment. To me, I focus on this art as no one else is shooting it. To me, itis not as importantwhat is happening as a whole inthe bigger picture but more so the relationship between the subject entangled in their element.

Ihave not shot basketball, soccer or football,...but if I did Iknow I would challenge myself toreach further 'photographically' to find the "art"of the moment....more so, the soul of the athlete.
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#5 is perfect
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