All time best -- Individual Sports

ruttrutt Cave canem!Registered Users Posts: 6,511 Major grins
edited March 30, 2004 in Sports
Rules for All Time Best Threads

Actually, this game has only one rule. You can only have one all time best photograph in any given category. This follows from the definition of "all time best".

You may make a gallery of you best shots in a category and post a link to it. I find that doing this helps focus the mind on choosing the best. And besides, it's fun.
Action photography is just too big a category for an all time best, so I've broken it up a little. I thought I'd start with individual sports because I have a clear favorite shot for this. Taken last winter in Telluride, CO. I don't know the girl on the snowboard.
This is one photo that needed no retouching at all. Not even cropping. Sometimes everything works the way it is supposed to. But not often.

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If not now, when?

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  • tmlphototmlphoto Looking for sweet light! Registered Users Posts: 1,444 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2004
    Individual Sport
    Rutt's shot is much better, but I thought this was pretty good considering the equipment (Point & Shoot Olympus - major lag time) This guy is about 72 yrs old.
    Thomas :D

    TML Photography
    tmlphoto.com
  • GREAPERGREAPER Major grins Registered Users Posts: 3,113 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2004
  • ruttrutt Cave canem! Registered Users Posts: 6,511 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2004
    GREAPER wrote:
    My favorite...
    Very nice? What was it like in color? What mde you decide to take it to B&W?
    If not now, when?
  • rescue951rescue951 Freedom Registered Users Posts: 18 Big grins
    edited March 28, 2004
    Bmx
    Took this @ a BMX contest in GeorgeTown Tx. Was a very interesting show.
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2004
    GREAPER wrote:
    My favorite...

    Excellent shot!
    Sid.
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  • HarveyMushmanHarveyMushman . Registered Users Posts: 550 Major grins
    edited March 29, 2004
    Hmmmm, action is pretty tough to capture on my little point-n-shoot Olympus but this is my favorite.

    AMA Supermoto at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway
    3147376-M.jpg
    Tim
  • ruttrutt Cave canem! Registered Users Posts: 6,511 Major grins
    edited March 29, 2004
    Hmmmm, action is pretty tough to capture on my little point-n-shoot Olympus. Here are my favorites though. I think they both imply motion fairly well.

    On me moto, Skyline Drive, Virginia
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    AMA Supermoto at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway
    3147376-M.jpg
    Very nice, but you can only have one all time best (by definition). I'd take the second one, but perhaps that's because I don't ride motorcycles.

    The motorcycle crowd should start a "All Time Best - Motorcycles" thread. I think it would quickly eclipse all my ATB threads put together in number of replies.
    If not now, when?
  • HarveyMushmanHarveyMushman . Registered Users Posts: 550 Major grins
    edited March 29, 2004
    rutt wrote:
    Very nice, but you can only have one all time best (by definition). I'd take the second one, but perhaps that's because I don't ride motorcycles.
    I'll pick the second as well. :D
    Tim
  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,950 moderator
    edited March 29, 2004
    ski jumping - took over a hundred shots that day. Got one in focus:

    2541587-M.jpg
    Erik
    moderator of: The Flea Market [ guidelines ]

  • ruttrutt Cave canem! Registered Users Posts: 6,511 Major grins
    edited March 29, 2004
    DoctorIt wrote:
    ski jumping - took over a hundred shots that day. Got one in focus:

    2541587-M.jpg
    Where is this?
    If not now, when?
  • BaldyBaldy SmugMug co-founder Mountain View, CaRegistered Users, Super Moderators Posts: 2,853 moderator
    edited March 29, 2004
    Whoa!! That 72-year-old water skier is my new hero.
  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,950 moderator
    edited March 29, 2004
    rutt wrote:
    Where is this?
    Brattleboro, VT. Fred Harris hill.
    Erik
    moderator of: The Flea Market [ guidelines ]

  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited March 30, 2004
    Hmmmm, action is pretty tough to capture on my little point-n-shoot Olympus but this is my favorite.

    AMA Supermoto at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway

    Nice shot, Tim. I'd like to see a supermotard race.
    Sid.
    Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
    http://www.mcneel.com/users/jb/foghorn/ill_shut_up.au
  • GREAPERGREAPER Major grins Registered Users Posts: 3,113 Major grins
    edited March 30, 2004
    rutt wrote:
    Very nice? What was it like in color? What mde you decide to take it to B&W?
    It was OK in color, but I just didnt like it as much. It seemed to lack something, maybe the color mix was a bad balance or too dull? I dont remember exactly why I changed it, but I know I liked to B+W better. Thanks for the positive comments.
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