Hans-Werner Griepentrog, EPSA  

Jump by Hans-Werner Griepentrog, EPSA

June 2021 - Jump

About the Image(s)

Title: Jump

This is an older photo of mine from 2008. It was taken at the German Championships of athletics all-around in Hannover. I wanted to take a photo in which the pole vaulter is hanging in the air with the bent pole. I looked for a location opposite the jump of the pole vaulters, where I could then make this picture. In the background, there’s another pole vaulter waiting for his turn.

Camera and lens: EOS 5D, EF 300mm f:2,8 L IS,
Settings: f:5, ISO 640, 1/2500 sec.

3 comments posted

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Hans, Your you picked a perfect location to set up for this one. The image really shows the power thought the bent pole the muscles and the look on the vaulters face. The totally black background looks a little strange to me but overall a really nice image. Bruce   Posted: 06/02/2021 16:08:49

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
(Group 22)
I like the action shown in this image. Very nice capture. I find the other vaulter distracts me as I tend to look back and forth between the two. I'd also like to see a stroke around the image as the black background merges with the black of the page.   Posted: 06/09/2021 17:24:31

Ronald Davis
This photo is a great capture you have thought out how to take a pole vaulter at a very difficult position and normally you would look up being at ground level to a vaulter or be above if in a stand. Facial expression perfect as face muscles will contort as power is released in the vaulters body.
The guy seated is probably a photographic distraction if many people were around may be more suitable as a background as long as they were not in loud colours. This is IMO but you could say this other vaulter gives the photo a sense of a real athletic sports event, this is what happens.   Posted: 06/16/2021 06:43:38


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