Swim coaches "in action"

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    During the warm-up, having their swimmers do some sprints

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    Is it obligatory to bite one's tongue when being a swim coach, maybe ;) ?

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    Ah no. Works fine without tongue between lips, but then you need TWO stop watches! :D

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    "Hmmm, well, not bad, but next time you better..." ;)

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    "Aaaaaand, go!"

    All these were taken during the warming up sessions on either Saturday, 28 June, or Sunday, 29 June.
     
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    Nice job! Looks like you had great weather conditions to work with (perhaps overcast?) becausae I don't see any harsh shadows or squinty eyes. I think 4 is kinda awkward because the girls expressions are like "accidental", giving it more snapshot quality. But I like how you got good exposure on them all.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    About 90% of my photos taken during that swim meet were nothing BUT snapshots, and the scenes used to come and go within a second. So among all the 1924 photos shown on www.team-ronolulu.de there will be many more of mere snapshot quality.
     
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    It wasn't meant to be insulting.. Just a general observation of that specific one stuck out at me. I hope you didn't take it wrong..
     
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    I like these! Great color/exposure.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    And no, I wasn't even trying to "defend" anything, just explain how these all came about (these five, and the other 1919 pics on that site ;)).
    The Saturday was a difficult day for exposure, since during the midday break, the weather liked to be like this:

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    ... so also the coaches got a feel for the element in which their swimmers practise their sport ;).

    The Sunday was a good day ... sunny - Polariser day for the water shots, too!!!! (Of which I took most, of course, capturing "the atmosphere of a swim-meet" was only part of my job, what people expect most is sports' pics and recognisability of their swimmers/themselves).
     
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    For some reason I love the last number 5. The last picture. Really good colors. What camera are you using?
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The Canon 350D (Rebel XT - I think it is) with the Sigma DG Macro 70-300mm at various zoom settings. AV priority, f8 - had for once have the camera decide on the rest (which lead to many a blooper on Saturday when the light got lower than I could actually hand-hold).
     
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    lol thanks
     

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