Blink of an Eye

A few days ago, I posted a photo of the Sydney skyline. The reason was to show that cameras can capture images that are beyond our own eyes by taking in a scene over an extended period of time. The photo above reflects the exact opposite: there are often times (especially in sports) when the peak moment of action is gone in the blink of an eye, and it takes a camera to freeze this split-second occurrence.

The photo above is from a triple jump at a track meet I shot back at Pacific University about a year ago. I wanted to capture the dirt when it was flying all over the place. After a few tries, I got what I wanted :)

Image info: Nikon D300, 80-200mm @f4, ISO 500, 1/1250 sec


  1. Nice job reese!!! it's almost fluffy looking how puffy the dust cloud is.
    Is the chance for the eddie still there?

  2. Thanks Christine! Lately, the swells have been too small for the Eddie, but the event is in a holding period until the end of Feb. We'll see what nature brings...



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