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!


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


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


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


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


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!!