Friday 19 June 2009

Pick of the Pix Series, Capturing Elation

Specs: 1/160s, 17.0mm, f/2.8, ISO: 800

Looking at the time stamps on this image we think this is when Estee Speirs completes her round of special technique and has scored well. The image featured yesterday shows her half an hour later when her points are overtaken and she's out of medal contention and naturally disappointed.

I find capturing elation is much easier for me than the capturing of disappointment that I wrote about yesterday. when I first started photographing and we won I'd be yahooing just like everyone else then 5 minutes later I'd be thinking "damn, I should have been taking photos of all that emotion". So I've learned to keep shooting and resist the temptation to put the camera down and join in - believe me - it is hard to do!!

Here's a few more elation shots from 2006 and 2007...

Luke Thompson and Mark Trotter are announced World Champions for pre-arranged sparring at the 2007 World Champs

Coach Mr Steve Pellow shows his pride in Jeremy Hanna's performance. I almost missed this shot - my aim is a bit off (missing half of Jeremy) and it's a bit out of focus but Steve's face says a lot about how he feels.

Candice Millar is congratulated or comforted by coach Mark Trotter at the 2006 Junior world Champs. I'm sorry that I can't recall the exact situation.

Coach Mr Dave Ballard congratulates a very happy Johs Van Pierce after he wins male individual power at the 2006 Junior World Champs.

Shane Black pulls in the bronze medal for the junior male special technique team event at the 2006 Junior world Champs. They're feeling pretty good about it!

Coach Mr Dave Ballard with the Best Overall Female Team trophy at the Junior World Champs - look at the pride in his face.