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More sport photos

This time from BBC, and a look into the history of amazing sport photos.

About the top image:

“Bob Martin’s photograph is so beautifully composed, so structured, that it is only afterward the details come into focus,” writes Buckland. “This is the Paralympics. The rules of swimming are almost identical to the regular Olympics but no prostheses are permitted. Torres has left his legs behind.”

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160816-nearly-200-years-of-incredible-sporting-photos

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Rio 2016: 25 of the most incredible Olympic photos so far

I just found these images in the Washington Post.

Sport is always a possibility for great shots. Look at these and you understand. The very first image is touring the world right now.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in a heat of the men’s 100-meter semifinals.                                         © Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/rio-2016-25-of-the-most-incredible-olympic-photos-so-far/2016/08/16/65add3f2-5f34-11e6-af8e-54aa2e849447_gallery.html?hpid=hp_no-name_photo-story-b%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

It would be great to have the opportunity once to cover an event this size. Color, speed, expression. It has everything. Happiness and sorrow, not to forget. And The Olympics is not over yet…

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Rotterdam next

Years ago I saw one of his exhibitions in Milan. Great images, also in size, and a great show! Now I certainly like to go to Rotterdam.

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2016/aug/07/peter-lindbergh-i-dont-retouch-anything-a-different-vision-on-fashion-photography

Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography is at the Kunsthal Rotterdam from 10 September 2016-12 February 2017 (kunsthal.nl)

“He has such strong themes. You can immediately say, ‘That’s a Lindbergh image’ because of the timelessness of the portraits, without make-up, without hair. They never date.”

Lindbergh does what he does. And as long as you don’t try to retouch what he does, he is happy.

Magazines have to sign a contract agreeing not to do any retouching, otherwise, he says, it happens. “The cosmetic companies have everyone brainwashed. I don’t retouch anything. ‘Oh, but she looks tired!’ they say. So what if she looks tired? Tired and beautiful.”

There is more interesting things to read in the article. I found it in The Guardian.

(The above image was cropped by the Word Press app.)

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It can be…

Photography that is, can be funny, colorful, tragic, truthful, lying, graphic, informative, personal and so much more. Good and/or bad. Whatever that is is up to the viewer. This is a great selection.

Top image:  Wales’ Ashley Williams, James Chester, Hal Robson-Kanu and Chris Gunter wait for the ball to arrive in the area along with with Northern Ireland’s Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley and Craig Cathcart. Wales won the last-16 tussle 1-0

Images from the recent EM in football and from The Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/gallery/2016/jul/11/euro-2016-the-best-images-from-the-tournament-in-pictures

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The World from Above

I am not much of a drone man myself, but well handeled you can make wunderful images with them. Like these.

The winners of this year’s aerial photography competition run by online site Dronestagram have been announced.

The winning pictures taken using drone cameras were selected from thousands of entries by the judges, including National Geographic Deputy Director Patrick Witty and Emanuela Ascoli, photo editor of National Geographic, France.

Todd Kennedy was on his honeymoon when he took this drone shot of Cable Beach, Western Australia. He said: “When we arrived in Broome, we booked a sunset camel tour which was a beautiful experience and a great opportunity to get a new addition to a series of shadow images I have been collecting since entering into drone photography.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-36733401

Read about it in BBC.

😀 Pelle

Fan Who?

I just read that the photographer Fan Ho has passed away at the age of 85. I did n´t know about him but I like to share what I just learned with you. His work is fantastic! It is not difficult to understand that he was called the Bresson of the East. I first learned about him in an article in http://www.dpreview.com. The top link. The second link is to his homepage. Really colorful w/w images. It really shows that good photography has no age. It is timeless.

Please excuse my little joke in the headline, but I had never heard of him before.

Images © Fan Ho

http://www.dpreview.com/news/6315115603/remembering-fan-ho-1937-2016/1

http://www.fanhophotography.com/index.html

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Grand opening at Bro Park

Last Sunday was the long awaited grand opening of Bro Park. The new race horse track in the Stockholm area. The weather was fine and so the spectators. Many dressed up for the occasion and the competition for the best dress, and hat of course. All as it should be on a day like this in this sport. After going through about 32 GB of images I have come up with this small selection. As always I am walking around in my own little world of details, color and speed. Just as the jockeys I am now looking forward to learning the new track. Different corners and where and when the light is best here, and there.

Note: The happiest winner was an American, Chantal, with her arms up in the sky. The Swedes just won without visual signs. But with a smile afterwards, of course.

😀🏇🏽😀

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No grand opening is complete without music.
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The dirt track wasn´t too dirty this day.

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The happiest winner.

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