It's a lonely journey for Olympic athletes like Turkey's Gold Medalist Halil Mutlu. He lives in a hotel and trains 3 times a day. The afternoon workout is the hardest, he says. He was quite unaware of my presence once he entered "the zone." Photo shot with a single 1K light at the National Training Center.
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KevRyan (22952) 2005-01-06 13:42
I really like this David - what a wonderful portrait and photo-documentary image all in one. Great lighting and fantastic composition.
Lio (809) 2005-01-06 13:44
Excellent play with light and shadows on this photograph.
Very well done David.
Tibetix (0) 2005-01-06 13:48
Yes... Light, shadow and composition are very good... Bravo David.
meyavuz (741) 2005-01-06 13:59
thanks for the photo first of all... It is nice to see Mutlu in Trekearth. As for the photo, it is beautiflly arranged in terms of lighting and composition. THe shadows and the location of the athlete and other stuff are all very well.. Thanks again...
wata4no (0) 2005-01-06 14:53
Cool shot David...can see the athlete just concentrating by his stance. I did a small WS to crop out the heater and the pole on the right. (Will post it tomorrow since I have reached my limit today.) I really like the shadow of Mutlu and the jacket against the right wall.
Peeotr (2228) 2005-01-06 15:13
The environment in which he's training doesn't look very interesting. This seems to be a daily life of a sportsman. I like his gym suit color stands out or the rest.
bebel (7572) 2005-01-06 17:46
good shot David who says the solitude of athlètes before compétition and sometimes after where nobody think to them.. great job
rage_tm (623) 2005-01-16 23:50
Excellent shot david. I like the suit color of this athlete, it really stands out in this photo. The shadow cast add beauty to the whole composition. I like the pix that way it is. Good catch!
olli (2091) 2005-01-17 5:11
What a great atmosphere. And what an interesting subject. Beautiful light and effective simplicity. I like the combination of stripes both in his dress and in the radiator. Excellent work, David.
I would crop the image to make it even simplier – posted a WS.