Links: Olympic efforts


A chain link fence around the soccer field at Delta College in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300, Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/16. ISO: 200)

World-class athletes

The Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China garnered a lot of media attention.  It produced a lot of record-breaking moments as well as memorable photos. Less well-covered was the Paralympics also held in Beijing about a month after the Olympics in August. The Boston Globe’s Big Picture has some wonderful and moving pictures of disabled athletes giving Olympic-level efforts in their respective events.

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Cameras galore

An entry posted on Pulitzer prize winning photographer Vincent LaForet’s blog about remote cameras at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, shows how many photographers covered the games.

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Vertigo

The New York Times web site has this cool interactive 360-degree panorama of the 10-meter board at the Water Cube swimming venue at the Beijing Olympics. With a click of a mouse you can move the camera in any direction and get a sense of what divers see when they’re about dive.

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