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    Thanks for your responses, guys (and gals, as the case may be ).

    First and foremost, I am quite aware that none of these photos are very good from an image quality standpoint (see my thread in the Equipment Forum). I posted them on the LSU site because they are LSU related (the website is not officially affiliated with LSU, however, it is the most popular fan website).

    Photo #1 is obviously the most questionable. It even makes me a bit uncomfortable, and it does seem a bit gratuitous for the simple fact that the point of focus is the young lady's crotch. Had her face been in the photo, it would have lessened the "shock" value. All that being said, I am of the school of thought that the action occurred at a NCAA sanctioned athletic event, and as such, is perfectly legitimate to photograph.

    Photo#2: I have seen countless photos of male gymnasts on the High Bar in this exact same position, or a variation of it. The only difference is that they are wearing pants.

    Photo#3: Decent action shot. Stopping most of the action at the high point of her split over the beam. It's not very good aesthetically because she wasn't facing me.

    These are my thoughts.

    Thanks for yours!




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    My biggest problem with shots one and two is the lack of faces - a huge no-no for sports journalism. The third shot is fantastic.



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    I think the shots are fine. I haven't shot sports, so I can't really give critique. But, after Derrel's post on the new Sigma lenses I went to their website. The very first photo that comes up is a photo of a female hurdler, from below, mid-hurdle. It's more offensive than any of yours (if one is offended by such things; those who are offended shouldn't go to their website.)

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    Who exactly is it that has a problem with these photos?

    Doing splits like that is one of the tricks that these girls are being judged on.
    When you train for doing this, you want people to remember how well you executed a maneuver.

    The girl is in mid-air doing a perfect split!
    Everybody watching is looking at her crotch too.
    This girl herself is looking at other girls crotches to see how well they pull off the trick.

    If it were me, I'd blur the crotch area like they do in asian porn, then resubmit the shots.
    If that didn't work I'd copy and paste the olympic logo over the crotch area, then resubmit.

 

 
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