Sunday, May 22, 2011

Photo of the day: Waiting

Waiting, originally uploaded by The Bacher Family.
As I've been taking pictures of David's track meets over the past month, one of the most consistently interesting poses I've observed is in the moments before the starter pistol goes off at the beginning of the race. Some kids stand around nonchalantly, others fiddle obsessively with their blocks, but most poise themselves in a posture of waiting, both relaxed and tense at the same time, coiled like a spring notched into the locked position, ready to unspool.

I like this image especially because it not only captures that interior moment of the athlete waiting for the gun, but it also has lovely color composition, with the pink of the shoes, barette, and baton all a matching pink color.

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