MiniChallenge #117 - Flight In Sport

FrochFroch ~~~~Registered Users Posts: 571 Major grins
edited March 26, 2011 in The Dgrin Challenges
I hadn't even considered winning, so didn't really have a theme in mind. I am on location this week, and with a 1am call tonight I have to scramble to get something up. I should have wireless but communication may be sketchy if anyone has questions.

I've decided I'd love to see everyones images of 'Flight In Sport'. Images of the diving catch, the big air dunk, skateboards, BMX bikes, snowboarders. Anything where the athlete is separated from the ground.
In quickly looking in my files, I don't have alot. This theme is purely selfish in that I'm looking to gain inspiration from your outstanding work.

My sense is this round will end, March 26. Joyce, please correct me if that's the incorrect time frame.
A quick addendum:
*** this round will end at 5:00pm on March 26, PST. (thanks Joyce! :o) )
At the bottom of the thread are the un-official rules. Have fun!!
Looking forward to your inspiration.

Here are a few my own:

#1 (my favorite jumper image because she's so relaxed. I'm sure it's not proper, but I love the horse on the downside of the jump)
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#2 (this one is really about the crowd in the background and their reaction)
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#3 (this is a recent image. At a large format, I really like how the skater is gliding to the edge)
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#4 (one of my all time favorites that I did about 1 1/2yrs ago. My PS skills are better now, and I see the holes...LOL. Nonetheless, still a favorite of mine.
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Comments

  • silversx80silversx80 I like noise Registered Users Posts: 604 Major grins
    edited March 13, 2011
    It's a bit of a stretch, but they are separated from the ground, and not calling these guys (and gals) athletes is quite incorrect.

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  • rteest42rteest42 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 540 Major grins
    edited March 13, 2011
    Laughing.gif, Silver, those were the first and only thoughts of images I could enter too... I have a bunch of air show stuff...and can't think of another sport shot!!!
    Nice images..
  • FrochFroch ~~~~ Registered Users Posts: 571 Major grins
    edited March 13, 2011
    Airshow shots are perfectly fine. It will take something really special to pull me from what I envision with topic...maybe like two jets flying belly to belly........NICE!!!!
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Registered Users Posts: 3,116 Major grins
    edited March 13, 2011
    Niece going in for a layup.
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    Seeing as the one kid stayed on, I'd say it was a competition.
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    Another vacation shot.
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    dave.

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  • bbjonesbbjones Major grins Registered Users Posts: 234 Major grins
    edited March 13, 2011
    Froch -- you might make an announcement over in the Sports forum. I've seen a number of good air shots over there -- volleyball players, basketball players, Rally cars, dirt bikes, and flying snow sleds... I'm sure they'd have some great entries.
    The goal of my photography is is the effective, original communication of a feeling expressing truth, beauty, or love.

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  • SnowgirlSnowgirl Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,155 Major grins
    edited March 14, 2011
    Moment of Suspension
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    In the canter gait there is a moment of suspension (one beat) when all four feet of the horse are off the ground.
    Creating visual and verbal images that resonate with you.
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  • rbustraenrbustraen Randy Bustraen Registered Users Posts: 127 Major grins
    edited March 14, 2011
    About all I had were some air show shots as well, so I kept it down to one and this is my first Mini Challenge post. The others are from Canada Day a few years ago in Ottawa. Figured they were athletes, but it's a stretch. mwink.gif

    "Hat's Off To Ya...." Ottawa, Ontario

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    "Vintage Air" - Dryden, Ontario

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    "The Ring Dancer" - Ottawa, Ontario

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    - Randy

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  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasRegistered Users Posts: 1,817 Major grins
    edited March 14, 2011
    Many people don't consider dancers athletes either, but I've seen the hard work and discipline it requires, plus the stretching - so I'm gonna stretch this one too!

    I always seem to catch my daughter in the air from her back side (do you think there's something to that, like she's flying away?!)!
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    Now on this one, she still has ahold of one of his hands so she is still sorta attached to the ground (not technically flying), but it was a broken move - hence the "oh no" look on his face! Their right hands slipped apart so she looked (& felt) like she was flying - but didn't miss a beat when she landed (kept smiling & never lost eye contact with the audience)! I didn't realize what had happened until after the show was over - & then found out that I caught her mid-flight!
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    ~Lillian~
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  • FrochFroch ~~~~ Registered Users Posts: 571 Major grins
    edited March 14, 2011
    lkbart wrote: »
    Many people don't consider dancers athletes either, but I've seen the hard work and discipline it requires, plus the stretching - so I'm gonna stretch this one too!

    No stretch at all!
    I was hoping you would submit some images of dancers. It's another subject that I hope to shoot at some point.
    Very nice!
  • zoomnzoomn Major grins Registered Users Posts: 142 Major grins
    edited March 14, 2011
    Very cool pictures so far. Here are my modest attempts at "flying":
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    2. Flying in the rain 1070302664_PMnuG-M-1.jpg

    3. Flying but not too high 800897720_fXC2w-M-8.jpg
  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Registered Users Posts: 933 Major grins
    edited March 14, 2011
    Cool topic. Not sure I have much. Here goes:

    1) Kite boarder
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    2) Surf launch
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    3) Off ice
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  • sandjunkiesandjunkie Big grins Registered Users Posts: 43 Big grins
    edited March 15, 2011
    "Negative Ghost Rider, Pattern is full"

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  • SimpsonBrothersSimpsonBrothers Hobbyist Registered Users Posts: 1,079 Major grins
    edited March 15, 2011
    1. Land
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    2. Air
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    3. Sea
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  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbRegistered Users Posts: 1,508 Major grins
    edited March 15, 2011
    Gymnasts are extreme athletes and they do take flight often from ...

    1. Uneven bars
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    2. Balance beam
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    3. Vault
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    Cuong
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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,616 moderator
    edited March 15, 2011
    1.Giddy Up...
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    2. knarly...
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    3. round and round we go...
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited March 15, 2011
    Nice theme and wonderful examples, Paul. Especially the first one is like a classic painting.

    I don't have too much on this subject but here are some that I found to be interesting,
    at least p.o.v documentary.

    #1 Air show acrobatic demonstration in Friedrichshafen, Germany (2009)

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    #2 Wing Walking Lady (at the same air show)

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    #3 La Quedabra cliff diver in Acapulco Mexico

    * This is the place where the famous movie "Fun in Acapulco" starring Elvis Presley, was made in 1963.

    (I took the photo in 2008 with a point and shoot camera)

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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESRegistered Users Posts: 7,993 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2011
    bike and beer --not a good idea [the one on the bike no beer]
    Jeff W

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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESRegistered Users Posts: 7,993 Major grins
    edited March 18, 2011
    I don't need no stinking airplane wings.gif
    Jeff W

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  • sandjunkiesandjunkie Big grins Registered Users Posts: 43 Big grins
    edited March 19, 2011
    Snake!!!

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  • jttphotojttphoto Big grins Registered Users Posts: 36 Big grins
    edited March 23, 2011
    It seems air shows are popular for this challenge.

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    Some friends who are getting ready for a breast cancer walk asked me to take some shots of them.

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  • FrochFroch ~~~~ Registered Users Posts: 571 Major grins
    edited March 24, 2011
    Was working in Lancaster today at a Motocross track for a Nickelodeon shoot. I took the opportunity to practice shooting some of the local riders under the great skies before the deluge of rain hit us.
    I thought I'd post them in an effort to get a few more folks motivated.

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  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Registered Users Posts: 945 Major grins
    edited March 24, 2011
    I haven't shot a lot of sports, yet, so this is my one and only.

    Mine!
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    Enjoy today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,722 Major grins
    edited March 24, 2011
    Don't have many good photos of athletes but offer these:

    1. Kenyan Girl with Jumprope
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    2. Going Up?
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    3. Making the Leap on Mount Evans
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  • sandjunkiesandjunkie Big grins Registered Users Posts: 43 Big grins
    edited March 24, 2011
    KevXman wrote: »
    I haven't shot a lot of sports, yet, so this is my one and only.

    Mine!
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    Got one kind of like that, but the focus point picked up my son in the background.:bash

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  • MichaelLockhartMichaelLockhart Big grins Registered Users Posts: 23 Big grins
    edited March 24, 2011
    My first time entering. Some great shots so far! Here's my three entries:

    "Showing Off"
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    "GERONIMO!!!"
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    "Two Up, Two Down"
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  • JRomieJRomie Professional Wannabe Registered Users Posts: 30 Big grins
    edited March 25, 2011
    Wild and Crazy

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  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,221 Major grins
    edited March 26, 2011
    Lots of great entries, so far! I don't know that I have anything that tops them, but here are the best I do have.

    1. Almost
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    2. Fetch
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    3. Approach
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  • 1drfullife1drfullife Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 1 Beginner grinner
    edited March 26, 2011
    The Sweet Taste of Victory
    I took this last weekend at the Missouri State High School Basketball Championships. These girls had just won their division. I struggle in trying to get the right balance with gymnasium shots.
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