Boardwalk Ballet

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Brian Moore, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Last Friday night at the Velodrome I had taken a bunch of foties and was just playing about with slow shutter speeds and so on and became aware of a cyclist have taken a tumble. As I said, I had been playing about with shutter speeds and so I wasn't ready for shooting. But, I shot anyway. Sorry for the poor images, but I like them a little anyway and thought I'd share.

    It was a bit of a comic scene, because the cyclist's momentum carried him forward and then up onto his feet. Once up he struggled valiantly to stay up and in doing so was compelled by physics to execute a series of involuntary spins and hops. He had the added difficulty of doing all this with plastic cleats on the soles of his shoes. At the end of his maneuvers he got a good round of applause for his performance.


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  2. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    Great Brian and the blur adds to the sense of movement and chaos, and now Darcey Bussell have retired there's and opening too.
     
  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Very balletic! Some dance troupe could fashion a dance out of this. I recall a dance company redoing Archie Gemill's amazing goal for Scotland against Holland in the 78 World Cup.
     
  4. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Lovely wee bit o' fitba that, Rob. I remember that game well. Thanks for posting the vid. (Could we no get another few players wi' a wee bit o' magic in them?) Thanks, Rob!
     
  6. Ahmad Bhai

    Ahmad Bhai Well-Known Member

    :D LMAO

    4TH is super. The whole set is unexpected and i think rather creative from the norm
     
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  7. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thank you, Ahmad!
     
  8. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I'm with Paul, the blurring makes the shots and the sequence is just superb. It's a pretty free-form performance though. There's even a spot of Highland Reel in there if I'm not mistaken! ;)
     
  9. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    A Highland Fling, Pete! Hahaha!

    Thanks, Pete.
     
  10. Peter Blake

    Peter Blake Member

    fantastic! if I were you I'd make up a sequence of cropped images in a 'filmstrip' and try flogging it to some of the bicycle mags!
     
  11. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thank you, Peter. (I wouldn't know where to begin. I'll think about that though.)
     

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