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Vancouver Olympics 2010: Media and the Web

Vancouver Olympics 2010: Media and the Web

I had thought of writing a funny piece about all the things one should NOT do in the olympics, but I decided to let it pass. Somehow it is drifting into the past already. I promise to do it some later date, in some other context. Instead I thought I take a quick look at our (Finnish) media and the coverage of …

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Vancouver Olympics, day 17: Toys and Tips

Vancouver Olympics, day 17: Toys and Tips

Day 17. I guess officially it is day 13, but I have been here seventeen days — and five more to go. Time to look at some of the images and answer some questions I have had on equipment — mainly on Canon EOS 1Dmk4. But let’s start with the images: took a nice series of Lindsey Vonn crashing. My …

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Vancouver Olympics, day 15: Creating Fast Workflows

Vancouver Olympics, day 15: Creating Fast Workflows

Time is of the essence, when working in a timezone which is ten hours behind your own. In practise this means that if I want to make tomorrows paper, all my images have to be in by 14.oo at the latest local time. When compe­ti­tions end about that time over here, you are in a hurry — in a big …

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Vancouver Olympics, day 13: Busted Plans, Busted Knees…

Vancouver Olympics, day 13: Busted Plans, Busted Knees…

Sometimes you just don’t win. And I’m talking about myself, not the Finnish athletes… who also have won absolutely nothing either. These games are slowly starting to resemble a national disaster. But my point: I had planned to shoot a sequence of Janne Ahonen, the moment he leaves the large hill and springs forward. His style has been under …

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Vancouver Olympics, day 11: Panoramic Images

Vancouver Olympics, day 11: Panoramic Images

For the first week it was pissing rain and you could not shoot anything with an extreme wideangle, as you would have only gotten fog and water on the lens. But it has gotten better. I have had couple of friends already asking for these so here we go. I had a free morning and I decided to shoot …

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Vancouver Olympics, day 6: “Bygones…”

Vancouver Olympics, day 6: “Bygones…”

Oli ja meni” — which roughly trans­lates as “bygones…” into English. That was the commentary of Janne Ahonen today as he finished fourth in the normal hill compe­tition. I don’t have anything to add. So I just post a view from the normal hill, shot from side of the olympic rings. I added a selection of my work from …

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Vancouver Olympics, day 5: Greetings to Tampere

Vancouver Olympics, day 5: Greetings to Tampere

Today is the opening day of the games. I finally feel I am getting my bearings so to speak and I’m ready for the days ahead. I shot some ski jumping today, the quali­fying round of the normal hill and not very much anything else. Pissing rain for the most part — but for a moment (a very brief …

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