Friday 29 May 2009

Pick of the Pix Series, Practicing Flight

Specs: 1/200s, 33mm, f/4.5, ISO: 1600

Mark Trotter and Luke Thompson are practicing their pre-arranged sparring in a gym used by the local Taekwon-Do club in Reva del Garda, Italy about three days prior to the World Cup.

It was I guess a couple of miles walk to this gym and they only practiced there about 3 times I think, preferring outdoors in a park or on the hotel roof top.

I have a fair few shots of Mark in flight, but this one is nice in that it is simple, quite graphic and has the local club insignia showing on the wall behind. Naturally I had to be careful what I published of Mark and Luke training their pre-arranged as they are sure that their competitors keep an eye on our website. So while they are training for the 2009 World Champs and I'm there taking lots of photos I am careful to not show anything that would indicate what their routine was like.

And each time they win, the standard is raised so this next World Champs is sure to have a higher standard once again amongst the pre-arranged sparring competitors.

Here's another image of that training session:

Specs: 1/50s (slow to make the blur), 42mm, f/4.0, ISO: 1600

Mark resting/stretching afterwards: