Friday, September 5, 2008

Olympic Favorites

I'm baaaack! Still jet lagged, battered and bruised, but I've been editing through all the photos to post a "few" for you...There is a reason why there are photo editors in this world. It can be a daunting task. I want to post some of my favorites and then go back and post action and behind the scenes photos, videos and a recap from each day (it's a nice thought). So, I've first pulled a "couple" edits for you to check out and then I'll start the day by day recaps, which I hope to have all posted before 2012. I hope you enjoy the photos!




Opening Ceremonies







Fans cheering on the Men's Road Race course








The Peloton Races under the Great Wall of China



Women's Peloton races in the rain




Lebron catching some air against China


Michael Phelps getting ready for the 4x100M freestyle finals. Damn those suits are small



Cullen Jones takes off during the 4x100M relay





Michael and Garrett cheer on Matt as he swims the last leg of the 4x100m freestyle relay. My heart was pounding as I shot them on the deck. I wasn't sure who had won gold, but I quickly found out...





Michael goes crazy! The race was so close with the French team no one knew who had won until the results appeared on the board.




Michael, Matt, Cullen and Garrett celebrate their world record 4x100m gold medal performance.




The French team was stunned!



Gold!



Men's synch diving...The Chinese were amazing!










Fencing was very dramatic to shoot








I love this shot! I was in the right place at the right time!




Men's Time Trial course goes through a tunnel







Levi races to bronze with the Great Wall in the background








France's Alain Bernard wins gold in the 100m Freestyle




Michael Phelps swims the 200IM



Ryan Lochte swims the 200IM



Austrailia wins the 4x200 Freestyle Relay







Men's 50 meter start







Ian Crocker races in the 100m butterfly









Michael Phelps takes off for the 100m butterfly










James Blake gets fancy




Birds Nest








Christian Cantwell wins silver in the shot put but doesn't look too happy





Shalane Flanagan wins bronze in the 10000m



Cool entertainment at the Cube!





Michael wins gold number 7 in the 100m butterfly






One more to go....






Dara Torres gets ready for the 50m



Velodrome



Tyson Gay fails to qualify for the 100m





Semi final heat for the womens 100m

no caption needed here...




Usain Bolt is confident at the start of the 100m finals




Usain Bolt celebrates before he reaches the finish line of the 100m finals


Hmmm....I think the French team on the right beat the USA team








Mens floor finals



I'm not sure how this is physically possible...



Emma Snowsill of Austrailia wins the triathlon

USA beats Japan in the semifinals



Wait for me guys...



Jan Frodeno chases Simon Whitfield down to win triathlon gold

Oooops




Nastia Liukin wins Silver on beam


Shawn Johnson wins gold

US Olympic Trials Champion, Lolo Jones stumbles on a hurdle in the 100m hurdles final and fails to win a medal




A little freaky but I like it


Wow



Kobe and more Kobe



USA and China compete in the wetest gold medal match...not fun conditions to shoot in!


But Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor are always good for the jubilation photos!








USA scores in overtime to beat Brazil 1-0 for the gold medal





Goalie Hope Solo has her gold!


Both British and Jamacian 4x100m relay teams were disqualified on the last leg handoff


Mens Mountain Bike winner France's Julien Absalon

Locals ride in front of Tiananmen Square before the men's marathon


Kenyan, Samuel Wanjiru takes a victory lab in the Birds Nest National Stadium after winning Gold in the Men's Marathon

Closing Ceremonies





4 comments:

DCM Photography said...

AMAZING!! Holy taledo! These F'in rock! Levi atop that hill with the Great Well of China behind him??? seriously? What would Emeril say? BAM!!

Gordon said...

Some amazing stuff here. Thanks for sharing a different view than what I saw a lot of during the games. To watch NBC you'd think there was just swimming, volleyball and track'field happening.

Great win for the British in the women's cycling too!

Brian said...

Quite a few months later, it's still great to "re-live" the Olympics. Thanks Liz!

Ansar said...

Uau, wonderful!

You are Professional photograf!!