Sunday, July 1, 2012

USA Gymnastics Olympic Trials in San Jose, CA - Day 3: Men's Finals

Today was a full day of shooting with the men competing for the final spots on the 2012 US Olympic team. For the second day in a row, I shot more than 60GB of images using the Canon 1Dx, and this time I got used to the new focus system and had better luck for with the sharpness of my images. I also decided to bring the Sigma 120-300 f2.8 lens so that I could zoom in a little more. This lens performed better than I could have hoped for and will be coming with me for the women's finals. Since I am running short on time and want to get these posted for everyone to see, I won't write a lot, I will just let you enjoy the photos from the competition.

Not a high-action shot, but I really want to get a shot focusing on the white powder.

Is he looking right at me?

This was a tough shot because I wanted to get the focus on the face of this gymnast, but as you can tell, there was not much face to focus on. (You can click on any of these images to make them larger.)

Coach was happy with this performance!

Big air!

I really like this image because it show the definition in this gymnasts arm muscles. My son would be very impressed with this guy's muscle definition!

That arm strength worked to propel him to an amazing height.

And then he nailed the landing. I love the reactions from both the gymnast and his coach.

Oh yeah!

This made me laugh...

A group of Associated Press photographers capturing their shots of the future Olympian. There are a limited number of photographers who are allowed to shoot from the center of the floor, and these passes almost always go to the large photo agencies.


 Taken from high above the action...

John Orozco achieved the second highest score of the Olympic Trials which guaranteed him a spot on the 2012 US Olympic Team. As you can tell, he was very happy as he exited the arena (as were the girls who got to shake his hand). Congratulations to John and Danell Leyva (who took the top spot)!

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