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JohnPinette
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After shooting many artistic gymnastics meets, I got a chance to shoot some rhythmic gymnastics for the first time last weekend. I was very impressed with the level of talent. Even the young level 3's impressed! The number of beyond 180 degree split leaps I captured was crazy. And this was just a smallish local invitational meet!

Enjoy! cc welcome.

John



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Feb 08, 2012 at 05:14 PM
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My God this was great. John you really captured it. Love the flexibility. Was this an exhibition within the event itself?


Feb 08, 2012 at 06:13 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Rhythmic Rocks!


Great shots! Nice to see something new.

Love 4, 5, 10 & 11!

bb



Feb 08, 2012 at 06:34 PM
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I have to agree, I didn't recognize the sport, nor the OP's name. But wow these are amazing, glad I opened the thread!



Feb 08, 2012 at 06:35 PM
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Wow. I was going to start numbering off my favorites, then realized I was typing every number. I've yet to find a RG meet in my area.

Fantastic shots!

John



Feb 08, 2012 at 07:16 PM
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Matt OHarver wrote:
I have to agree, I didn't recognize the sport, nor the OP's name. But wow these are amazing, glad I opened the thread!


That's cuz he never stops working. Probably no exaggeration... over 1 million gymnastics shots and counting.



Feb 08, 2012 at 09:31 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Rhythmic Rocks!


Yep, very nice work. 7 might be my favorite.


Feb 08, 2012 at 09:44 PM
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Thank you all! I don't often have time to post here, but certainly lurk a lot. I've shot alongside many of the frequent posters in this forum include Paul and John, and am humbled everytime I see their work posted here. I should make an effort to post more often.

Paul this was just a regular meet at a local high school gym. I was expecting some decent talent, but was really floored by what I saw.

Other interesting rhythmic facts: The floor is just a carpet, no spring floor. Basketball hoops have to be left in the down position to avoid being hit by thrown props. One gymnast still managed to get her ribbon stuck in the rafters

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Feb 08, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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Im floored.


Feb 08, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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P Alesse wrote:
Im floored.


As was my jaw after seeing the second set.



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I cannot express my awe and amazement over the quality of these captures without using words that are not allowed on this forum. Ditto for the images on your pbase site that were fleetingly available while you were posting. That vault sequence was unbelievable.

I really need to ban myself from this forum and learn how to shoot gymnastics.



Feb 08, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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Beautiful work, John! Impressive indeed.


Feb 09, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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Definitely agree with what's already been said, John-- great series, and really interesting. Some talented kids, but damn does my back ache looking at #24.


Feb 09, 2012 at 02:27 AM
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Holy Mackerel...

Marty



Feb 09, 2012 at 02:53 AM
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Incredible shooting and talent displayed through RG.

The colors of the outfits and props, combined with the stop action body positions almost beg for a try with strobes shooting at -3stops to ambiant to blacken the background.??

Guy



Feb 09, 2012 at 04:57 AM
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gschlact wrote:
Incredible shooting and talent displayed through RG.

The colors of the outfits and props, combined with the stop action body positions almost beg for a try with strobes shooting at -3stops to ambiant to blacken the background.??

Guy


Strobes are essentially a No-no with gymnastics, so I'm sure it is the same with this. Ambient it is, and try to blur the background with fast glass is about all you can do.



Feb 09, 2012 at 05:01 AM
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Matt OHarver wrote:
Strobes are essentially a No-no with gymnastics, so I'm sure it is the same with this. Ambient it is, and try to blur the background with fast glass is about all you can do.

I guess that just leaves PP as the only option to blacken the background ;-)



Feb 09, 2012 at 05:28 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Rhythmic Rocks!


http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/174889

It seems that strobing might be allowed for rhythmic gymnastics but it's a definite no-no for artistic. I've seen this sport twice now and I'm convinced the girls are made of rubber. It's amazing to watch.



Feb 09, 2012 at 05:59 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Rhythmic Rocks!


John... insanely good. And I've seen lots of rythmic gymnastics, so it isn't the extreme flexibility or the pretty costumes that is impressing me. It is how you fit it all in. No cutting off ribbons and toes. These moments are milliseconds, so when they are captured as you have done, it really makes me admire and appreciate your talent as a gymnastics photographer.


Feb 10, 2012 at 08:49 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Rhythmic Rocks!


John, hate to pile on lol, but very nice work here enjoyed all of them. I to started to take note so I could type the ones I liked the best and just decided it'd be easier to note them all. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Jeff



Feb 10, 2012 at 09:34 PM
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