Vincent Laforet’s Blog


Picture of the Day: August 9, 2008
August 9, 2008, 4:55 pm
Filed under: Olympics
© Vincent Laforet for Newsweek

© Vincent Laforet for Newsweek

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Our photographer, Vincent Laforet, had never shot fencing before today. Even though he fenced as a youngster, he’d never, until today, pointed his camera at the sport. I’ve selected this picture as Picture of the Day as an example of a sports photographer seeing the “bigger picture” and taking a visual step back in order to make a superb photograph.


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All too often you see a line of sports photographers with large white telephoto lenses. It’s nice to see a different view. Despite the wide angle their illumination against the black expanse is striking, especially with the wide-stretched legs of the athlete on the right. I’ve been amazed with the Olympics since the opening ceremonies and it’s humbling to see that there are photographers doing it justice.

Comment by michaelgeorge

An awesome image that really gives a sense of place and the moment. Big congrats on “picture of the day” from Newsweek! Keep ’em coming!

Comment by marshall

Congrats:-)

Comment by Csanadim

Beautiful photo!!! Be safe, try to get some zzzzzzzzzzzz’s.

We love you,

John,Teri and Danae

Comment by Teri Kavanagh

…..en garde……touche’…….

I’m having a blast with this, let alone the Olympics!

Love you bro’.

Shawn and Jenny

Comment by Shawn

Wow again, I may just spend this entire raining morning in Western Washington reading your entire Olympic blog. This is a wonderful shot, what lens was used I wonder?

Comment by Adam Leahy




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