Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Olympic Update

I've been scouting around for what I consider original and artful (as opposed to arty) Olympic photographs and here's my selection to date. Above - Dan Chung and an effective use of tilt shift photography to record Usain Bolt's victory celebration after breaking the 100 meter world record to win gold.

John Giles caught this unusual landscape of two British boxers training on a beach outside of Beijing.

Another photograph by Dan Chung as Michael Phelps makes his way to Mama after winning his 8th gold medal.

Vincent Laforet shooting for Newsweek caught this amazing Edgerton like moment in women's Judo as Ange Mercie Jean Baptiste's blood hit the mat.

Adrian Dennis shoots as Italy's Giovanna Trillini hits Korea's Nam Hyunhee during the Women's individual Foil semi-final.

Perhaps the most unusual image so far. Andrea Leighton's overhead shot of weightlifter Arsen Kasabiev pinned under 222kg. (He had to wait for helpers to lift off the weight.)

Paraguayan javelin thrower Leryn Franco out of uniform....

.... and in uniform. Sadly she failed to qualify for the finals, but not before becoming one of the internet's newest celebrities.

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