I love the contrast in these portrait pairs by LA Times photographer Jay L. Clendenin of a selection of Team USA’s Olympic athletes.
Each photograph on the right of the pair is photographed digitally using a Canon 5d Mark II while the photograph on the left is done traditionally using a 4-by-5-inch field camera and a 100-plus-year-old Petzval lens exposed onto black and white photographic paper, and processed in a darkroom, before being scanned into a computer.
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Thoroughly impressed with the Opening Ceremony of The London 2012 Olympic Games.
After Beijing’s opening ceremony 4 years ago I didn’t exactly set the bar high for what London could achieve, but Danny Boyle did a great job.
I loved that it didn’t necessarily try to compete with Beijing, but was still pretty grand in it’s own British way. The storyline was great and the very British sense of humour to the ceremony was right on point, especially with Bond parachuting with the Queen, and Mr Bean’s Chariots of Fire.
It was also superbly well shot and directed, and apart from a few performances (Arctic Monkeys, Paul McCartney…) I thought it was a great way to start the Olympics.