Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Skating By...

Women's 500m speed skating. No world records tonight, but plenty of speed nonetheless. A gold for the Russian skater Svetlana Zhurova, she left it all on the ice tonight.

This picture, however, depicts one of the Japanese skaters. There is though, a Chinese skater by the name of Manli Wang, a rather unfortunate name to say the least. I had the good fortune of meeting a friendly fellow photographer who was so kind as to lend me her 200mm zoom lens, although I barely could work it with my camera, I made this shot.

And while I'm shooting olympic athletes, Dick Cheney is busy shooting people in the face. Could there be a more appropriate occurence to symbolize the ineptness, disregard and corruption of the current administration. Regardless, I know people will interpret this event in what ever manner best suits their political perspective, but I think the efforts to cover it up and irresponsibility that surround this are indicative of what we are dealing with.

Mens moguls tomorrow. Whoopee!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, these shots are awesome-- It's ridiculous that you get to be there-- and so close to the action. Keep em coming.

9:11 AM  

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