Dive

December 20th, 2008
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Sixteen-year-old Trey George practices at Central Oahu Regional Park's Aquatic Complex, Monday, Dec. 15, 2008.  George has returned to the pool only 18 months after having open heart surgery and will compete in the High School State Swimming Competition on the weekend of December 19, 2008.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Sixteen-year-old Trey George practices at Central Oahu Regional Park's Aquatic Complex, Monday, Dec. 15, 2008. George has returned to the pool only 18 months after having open heart surgery and will compete in the High School State Swimming Competition on the weekend of December 19, 2008. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

I had the pleasure of photographing a literally heart-warming athlete named Trey George and his story of returning to competitive swimming just under two years after having open heart surgery.  

Swimming is always a very fun sport to photograph in that there are so many different perspectives to do it from.  Above and under water, low angles, high angles–you name it.  

From the journalistic point of view, though, I felt a shot showing the scar on his chest would best tell the story, and his coach told me that he’d be practicing some dives into the pool.  Luckily I had my Pocketwizards and magic arm in my trunk (along with some other stuff, which I will blog about later), and so I fastened a remote rig onto the bottom of the diving board with a wide angle lens and a Canon ST-E2 wireless transmitter to trigger a flash also.  It took just two dives for me to get the shot I wanted.  Here it is:

 

Canon EOS 1D Mark IIN, EF 16-35 f2.8L at 16 mm, Exposure mode: Manual, 1/250 sec @ f10, ISO 800, Cloudy Whitebalance.  Lit with 1 Canon 580 EX speedlite set to manual at 1/4 power.  Camera triggered with a PocketWizard Plus II Transceiver.

Canon EOS 1D Mark IIN, EF 16-35 f2.8L at 16 mm, Exposure mode: Manual, 1/250 sec @ f10, ISO 800, Cloudy Whitebalance. Lit with 1 Canon 580 EX speedlite set to manual at 1/4 power. Camera triggered with a PocketWizard Plus II Transceiver.

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One Response to “Dive”

  1. kent:

    very nice angle jamm. truly the work of a photographer who will one day become an AP staffer. :-)


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