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Russ Isabella
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


A few images from last night's meet vs Cal, which Utah won. One of Utah's gymnasts was awarded a 10 on vault--first time since 2008 that anyone has been given a 10 (but I'm not posting anything from that vault because, oddly enough , the still images don't do it justice). C&C welcome. As always, I'm trying for something a little different than last time out.

Blog post with more images HERE

1.
http://www.russisabellaphotography.com/Gymnastics2013/CAL1.jpg

2.
http://www.russisabellaphotography.com/Gymnastics2013/CAL2.jpg

3. Crowd urging the judges to award the 10
http://www.russisabellaphotography.com/Gymnastics2013/CAL3.jpg

4. I've removed the original image and replaced it with this one
http://www.russisabellaphotography.com/Gymnastics2013/_AI_4730.jpg

5.
http://www.russisabellaphotography.com/Gymnastics2013/CAL5.jpg

6.
http://www.russisabellaphotography.com/Gymnastics2013/CAL6.jpg

7.
http://www.russisabellaphotography.com/Gymnastics2013/CAL7.jpg

8.
http://www.russisabellaphotography.com/Gymnastics2013/CAL8.jpg

9.
http://www.russisabellaphotography.com/Gymnastics2013/CAL9.jpg

10. Corrie Lorthrop, who ruptured her Achilles last week, is the first to be introduced prior to the meet.
http://www.russisabellaphotography.com/Gymnastics2013/CAL10.jpg



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Feb 10, 2013 at 08:30 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Russ, Your amazing..great shots..love the details, the sharpness, color, action and just amazing!



Feb 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Great work Russ...like #4 best, don't see that all the time from the bars.

Chris



Feb 10, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


I'm almost out of things to say about your gymnastics work Russ. You know how I feel about it... and this set is up to your usual lofty standards. I'll go with #8 as a clear fave... just a fantastic capture in every way.


Feb 10, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Great work. Thanks for sharing as always!


Feb 11, 2013 at 12:16 AM
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I like number 8 the best and love the faces of the people in #3 made me laugh guy on the way left and guy with camera for sure. Are you sure these weren't taken by him and you put them up?

Ben



Feb 11, 2013 at 12:55 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Russ,
I love the close-up expression, isolation and bokeh of 1,5, 7, and 9.
Really, I am not a prude, but I don't find the crotch shot of 4 appealing as a photo. (If it were my daughter etc.). I k ow it can be hard not to include, but you have shown how in so many others.

-Guy



Feb 11, 2013 at 04:02 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Many thanks, Shane!

Thanks Chris. I was stoked about that shot as well--now removed.

dj: I appreciate your feedback--thank you. The admiration is mutual!

scorpio1: Thank you.

Ben: Can't say I've often seen a tongue out in a gymnast, but whatever it takes to get your feet back on the 4-inch beam... Thanks for your comments.

Guy: I appreciate your sharing your thoughts about #4. To be honest, I suppose it's a matter of all things being relative. There are so many more obvious shots I wouldn't post that this one didn't strike me as problematic, but if you saw it that way, that's how some others will see it as well and I've no reason to take that chance. Thanks for your comments on the other images as well.



Feb 11, 2013 at 05:43 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


great shots !



Feb 11, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Good shootin' Russ. Pick yourself something nice from list below.

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Marty



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Beautiful shots, Russ. The event shots are outstanding, but I really like the moment caught in #10.

Bill



Feb 11, 2013 at 02:42 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Russ, nice as always. I'm sure Marty has a word somewhere in his post that could describe everything

I love the tongue sticking out in #8, great capture
Bob



Feb 12, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Nice shootin' Tex, uh, Russ!
I would just kill for that talent level and lighting in my current arena. Not that I could do as well as you, but I'm just sayin'

UU looks good as ever through your lens.



Feb 12, 2013 at 02:08 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Howdy Russ,

I spent today shooting gymnastics from the cheap seats and through the glass.

Even though my take for the day was one, it was worth it.

I have a whole new appreciation for how awesome these are. Great work!



Feb 12, 2013 at 02:29 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Russ Isabella wrote:

3. Crowd urging the judges to award the 10
http://www.russisabellaphotography.com/Gymnastics2013/CAL3.jpg

Wow Utah Gymnastics may have more fans in the stands than some mens D1 basketball games.



Feb 12, 2013 at 06:36 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Thanks, CW.


Feb 12, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Marty Bingham wrote:
Good shootin' Russ. Pick yourself something nice from list below.

COMPLIMENTARY ADJECTIVES

able clean enthusiastic heartening meek reasonable talented
accommodating clever ethical helpful meritorious refined temperate
accomplished commendable excellent high-class moral reliable terrific
adept compassionate exceptional honest neat remarkable tidy
admirable composed exemplary honorable noble resilient top quality
agreeable considerate exquisite hopeful obliging respectable tremendous
amazing consummate extraordinary humble observant respectful trustworthy
appealing cooperative fabulous important optimistic resplendent trusty
astute correct faithful impressive organized responsible truthful
attractive courageous fantastic incisive outstanding robust unbeatable
awesome courteous fascinating incredible peaceful selfless understanding
beautiful dazzling
...Show more

Said the man of few words. Thanks, Marty! I'll be referring back to this post as necessary...



Feb 12, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Nice set Russ. I'm liking the 1DX files, coupling it with 200/f2 or 85/1.2 really make the images pop!

Good to see Georgia (#4 & #5) having so much fun at Utah. She was a local gymnast and I've followed her through her elite career. A very photogenic gymnast to say the least!

Nice straddle on #1 but the partial blocked face bugs me a little. Same with #2 and #6, I wish you were on the other side of the beam to get the full face.

Most of these images were shot at ISO3200 and 1/1250, why not crank up the ISO to 6400 and 1/2500 to freeze the action more? I'll bet the difference in noise is not discernible

-John



Feb 12, 2013 at 11:35 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Thank you, Bill. That really was a sweet moment. Last anyone had seen of her, she was being carried off the floor immediately following her injury last week. This moment had a much better 'feel' to it, even if it was still tinged with sadness.

Bob: Yeah, the tongue is not something I can recall seeing before. Thanks for your feedback.

Thanks, Steven. I know what you mean. There are things about the nature of the light I don't much care for, but the amount of it is sufficient. And the talent level speaks for itself....well, almost. In some ways it ups the challenge because there's no real excuse for anything other than stunning gymnastics imagery.

Many thanks, Larry. I'm glad to hear your efforts were worth it. Now let's see some photos!

Very definitely, Caleb. I believe they average north of 14,000 per meet.






Feb 12, 2013 at 11:38 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Utah Gymnastics - 3rd Meet


Beautiful set, Russ! Wow.

I started shooting gymnastics recently and I can definitely appreciate how good these look

Edit: BTW, just read your related blog post and agree whole-heartedly with your feeling about shooting gymnastics and the beauty/strength of the sport.

-- Rob



Feb 13, 2013 at 12:48 AM
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