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    The Olympics

    Okay pardon the completely non photographic topic but last night i was watching Shawn Johnson going for a gold medal on the balance beam and what i found the most wonderful thing was watching her parents in the audience with such joy and being so proud of there little girl. What i see was parents and child putting in so much time, effort and love. Let's not forget the money involved but to make a dream come true. To me that was the true meaning of being a Olympic champion. Forget everything else politics , religion, country,sex, war and everything else but that pure joy of a little girl getting it done and watching that joy. Man i was inspired.
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    I was at the 96 Olympics for the womens gymnastics team final. I was in about the 20th row directly behind the vault when Kerri Strugg hurt her foot on her first vault. It all came down to could she stick it on the 2nd vault. I was shooting color negative with an Apo 180 . I knew this was the once in a lifetime opportunity. Boris was no longer the Olympic coach but he stood up and got on he rail(who was going to stop him?). I could here him yelling "this is it....you must do it"......pretty damn scary. So I ran down he aisle(how did I not get arrested?) and took the shot on the winning vault from the 3rd row. I got the shot but much more important...I was very close to the team and could see the reaction of all the affected people. That one is right up there with the most inspirational events I have seen up close.

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    Re: The Olympics

    Here is a link to some interesting Olympic shots that I found interesting.

    http://www.stern.de/olympia2008/foto...4192.html?cp=1

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    Re: The Olympics

    I know this is a little late but I just came across it and so far have found it very interesting. Now I need to start from the beginning and go all the way through it. Some great photography and a interesting perspective to get from a photographer at the olympics.

    This is the last entry on the Newsweek site:

    http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/olymp...-olympics.aspx

    You can link back to the whole Olympics from that page with the calendar on the right side

    This is from his individual blog but I think it is the same as what is posted at Newsweek
    http://vincentlaforet.wordpress.com/...hese-olympics/

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    Re: The Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    ... last night i was watching Shawn Johnson going for a gold medal on the balance beam ... Man i was inspired.

    Good deal. Looking forward to seeing you televised on the balance beam in London, 2012.


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