Friday, October 16, 2009

Sporting Emotions

Little did they know...

Completely Exhausted

sports-related injury

One of the reasons that people enjoy sports has to be all the different emotions and feelings they arouse. During the 25manna race last weekend I noticed quite a few. Joy. Anticipation. Nervousness. Anger. Sadness. Disappointment. And pain. Here are a few of those emotions.

Top photo shows the joy from the best placed Swedish team, Södertälje Nykvarn Orientering. They finished in third place and were all smiles in the finishing area, posing for the photographers. At least for a while. Because a little later the team was disqualified. The reason was that their runner on the last leg had used another team members SportIdent-stick. That's a device that electronically records the results of all competitors in this type of event. On the second photo you can see a female runner that was completely exhausted after finishing her leg. And on the third and last photo, a young girl that looks both tired and a bit surprised as she is looking at what must have been a painful cut on her arm.

9 comments:

Jacob said...

Nothing like team spirit, even if it leaves you bloody and bruised.

Nice shots, Steffe!

brattcat said...

These are fantastic shots made so much richer by your comments, Steffe. Fascinating that the elation of that team caught by your camera dissolved when they were disqualified shortly thereafter. You didn't even need to capture it. You made us see it as the reverse image of the shot you made of that moment of victory. The other two images are quietly stunning.

PurestGreen said...

The bottom photo is just fantastic - even the movement of her jacket. I love the simply curious look on her face.

Olivier said...

superbe ta deuxième photo, c'est beau quand on a tout donné
Your superb second picture is beautiful when we gave everything

Gunn White said...

I like your "sporting emotions" shots!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Amazing photography to record these events after the race and the feelings. Nice work and the color is so vivid.

B SQUARED said...

A nice series, Steffe.

Lois said...

That is a nice set of pictures and they really do convey the feelings of those participants well.

Vogon Poet said...

Great shots, even a couch potato like me would feel the urge to run a bit, looking at your photos!