There's so many things I love about this outdoor swimming picture taken on a bright and sunny North Carolina summer morning.
I love the framing and the symmetry with the swimmer, evenly placed inside the pool and the lane lines.
I love the leadings lines of the lane markers on the pool bottom and the lane lines, all seeming to run away from the camera while the swimmer comes right at it.
I love the narrow view of the streamlined position, the perfection of timing between stroke and glide.
I love the gradual fade from the bright, well lit foreground to the darker background.
This is one of those breast stroke images that is difficult to duplicate in an indoor competition pool.
Comp pools are tend to be deeper, which makes centering the swimmer while hovering just below the surface quite difficult.
Added to that, indoor comp pools normally are much darker than outdoor pools, which means that lighting equipment is required. But the distance from the edges of the pool deck makes recreating this shot very challenging and would require booming a flash out over the pool to make it happen (luckily for me, I can do that!).
It is one of the simplest swimming images I have created and probably a good reason why I love it so much.
I work with swimmers of all age on their underwater images across the state of North Carolina and would love to help you create your own portfolio. Contact me if I can help you in your quest to create your own swimming pictures.
Location: Greensboro NC.1/1600; f/2.8; ISO 100; 24.0 mm.
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