By Fergus Murray on 27/11/10 at 12:29 am
Two unique contenders lead the voting early on this week. Hamburg’s distinct podium celebrations captured viewers attention. One saw Spain’s Javier Gomez drenched by Olympic champion and hometown favourite Jan Frodeno, while the latter showed a startled Emma Moffatt after an errant dousing broke her celebratory beer stein.
As the last day of votes wound down, the image of Australia’s reigning world champion took the week’s Best Photo title, placing it in contention for photo of the year.
The images from Hamburg were shot by Janos Schmidt, one of our resident photographers on the ITU circuit. Schmidt has been working in sports photography for nearly a decade, and his images have been seen in ITU’s galleries for the past 3 seasons. Hailing from Hungary, Schmidt has an affinity for capturing pure elegance and the essence of sport in his images. He offered up his favourite image of the lot and his thoughts on why this image stood out for him.
“When I shot this image, I wanted to show the speed of the athletes in harmony with the stagnant nature of the buildings in the background. With the combination of the two, the image truly captures the movement of the athletes and the energy of the sport.
Don’t stare for too long or you may get a little dizzy… ” - Janos Schmidt
Camera: Nikon D200
Exposure:1/25 sec, F14
See all this week’s nominees here.
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