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Stunning.

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Can't seem to find this in it's original colours. :/

black-and-white becomes an interpretation of Richie’s blurry moment. so, the reason for stripping away the colours and leaving the bare bones is obvious since essence is a nonsubstance…

wonderful photo, Nadine.
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Lovely thread. One of my favorites in MTF.

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This is a great picture but somehow feels too "fake".
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Wrakan, where was that photo taken?
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This is a great picture but somehow feels too "fake".
Yeah I see what you mean. I get the impression that there's been a lot of post-take processing done on that picture (aka photoshopping) and judging on the colours and the added wind effects, too much.
Still it doesn't hurt to look at.

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This is a great picture but somehow feels too "fake".
Yeah, I thought so too, what's up with the entire black background?
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Man o Man there are sooo many stories connected with these pictures!
Who knew People magazine cared about Tennis back then, and that formal 4 some speaks for itself!!!
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By Bob Martin.
Nice shot of Korda and his patented scissor kick

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I thought my eyes were playing games, I was like whoa Nadal was a ball kid? They do look so much alike. he he
Everywhere in Spain there are little Nadal's running the streets.. :-P

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Thank you all for the great photos.

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I love this one. It kind of seams so tragic because you can see he's frustrated, and you don't honestly get a lot of satisfaction from throwing down a fluffy white towel, so I feel for his helplessness even more.


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This could easily become my favourite thread.

Flickr often produces gems.

Examples (all from Madrid 2009):





Love the warm colouring and the use of natural light to further add to the effects.

More here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/corqsan...7619090588816/
thankyouthankyouthankyou for posting this
That's the exact flickr that I mentioned a few posts back, I was unable to find it in aaaaages, I was afraid it was taken down permanently and I'd never be able to see the pics again.
All the photos are wonderful, the photographer took complete advantage of the unusual venue and shot some magical photos there.


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I hate to sound pedantic but

brilliant photography isnt pictures of playing hitting balls

thats weak

a "brilliant" photo should tell a story... more than what the photo is saying

for example:

i hate to pimp out my own photo selections but

each of my pictures tells a story... you can read into it. it works on multiple levels, i carefully chose each one, its really wonderfully selected (if i do say so myself)

i didn't just think, hey, nice picture of a backhand

in fact, the one picture of the gasquet backhand tells a unique story in itself... Richard's chest out, his arms fully extended in a text book manner- the puffed up chest- a french rooster in full roar even- hitting the most eloquent of shots, with the poise God only seems to gift to the french
You have a point, but you don't take into consideration that everyone reads an image's symbolism and aesthetic differently, not everyone sees the same thing in the exact same shot. What's irrelevant to one person might be very telling and symbolic to another, every photo here was probably posted for a reason. Just enjoy what's presented, why question the validity of it.

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I love those clay closeups.
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