Random 365 #15 – The fly

The Fly

Originally uploaded by fcapria

My son’s first NCAA swim meet. Of all the strokes I’ve always found the fly to be the most photogenic. The symmetric action, the intensity, and the lift out of the water make it the most dramatic stroke.

I often shoot video of my children’s swim meets. In fact that’s why I bought the EOS Rebel T2i. But since I’ve reconnected with my original creative passion, still photography, I’ve not shot a frame of video at their meets. This single image represents the event better than the best shot video can. And that’s why films by documentary geniuses such as Ric and Ken Burns are so beautiful and powerful. They rely on the strength of the still image.

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