Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Splish Splash


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Freshmen Whitney Hall of Flower Mound High School (left) and Brittany Barwegen of Flower Mound Marcus High School (right) make a splash at the Lewisville ISD Natatorium on Wednesday, January 22, 2003. The duo were formerly on the same club team, but now they are top competitors against one another.

Any PJ who's ever shot a female in a swim suit knows the wrath of the grannys. For some reason, it's fine to shoot guys in nothing but a Speedo. But when it's girls, it's somehow a problem.

Nonetheless, girls are competitive swimmers too. So, to get around some obvious problems with an image of girls by a pool, I had them kick their feet in the water on one side of the pool while I shot with a 200mm from the other side.

It took several frames, but in this frame the water droplets cover all the objectionable parts while leaving their faces relatively unobscured. Thus, no complaint calls.

Enough for now,
 

Manipulation



Maria Silaeva performs "Manipulation" with a hoop during the Cirque du Soleil presentation of "Alegria" at Fair Park in Dallas on Wednesday, January 22, 2003.

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Soleil Contortion


Mark M. Hancock / © The Dallas Morning News

Chimed Ulziibayar performs "Contortion" during the Cirque du Soleil presentation of "Alegria" at Fair Park in Dallas on Wednesday, January 22, 2003.