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May's Challenge - The Thrill and Joy of Sport

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This is wide open to any sport, be it pro, amateur or even family/friends fun. As long as it is a recognizable sport...not just just playing around.  I want to see the fun, the thrill, the challenge of sports.  I am not a sport photographer but I have some below to get the thoughts going and you don't need to be a sports specialist to enter.  Please submit up to three and they must be yours and on Alamy!   Submissions will close May 31st at midnight GMT.  

 

USA A martial arts Tae Kwon Do class at The Black Belt Academy Dominion Valley Virginia Stock Photo

 

 

Salt water fly fishing at sunset for bone fish in the Upper Florida Keys Islamorada Stock Photo

 

 

USA Maryland skate park in Bowie MD Prince Georges County Stock Photo

 

 

Sports youth rugby played in the USA in Virginia - children 9 10 11 12 girls boys practice together Stock Photo

 

 

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Three from me, though I am far from being a sport photographer

 

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My son mountain biking - eyes fixed on the next obstacle, perfect attack position. Dad's got his work cut out keeping up now the lad rides a 24" bike. 

 

 

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Paragliding in the Chartreuse near Grenoble in France.

 

 

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Kitesurfing on the runway at Berlin's Tempelhof airfield.

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Congrats Michael!

 

Sailing off Newport Rhode Island:

 

I have to do one at a time - if I try to drag a second photo in, I lose my post.  Here's #1:

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Is it your browser? I dragged and dropped my three above in Chrome/Mac OS.

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#2 - also sailing: this one is between Niantic and New London, CT

 

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4 minutes ago, Colin Woods said:

Is it your browser? I dragged and dropped my three above in Chrome/Mac OS.

 

Thanks Colin. Yep you popped up while I was trying a new browser. I forgot, Safari doesn't work anymore for drag & drop, only Chrome. But when I tried dragging in a second photo (I tried 4 times!!!),  my post disappeared and it got plugged into the internet ether. But at least I can post. Thanks for answering! 

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This is also sailing - but please let me know if it's permissible Michael.

 

It is the US tall ship Eagle, the US Coast Guard training ship for cadets. Here they are furling the sails before to docking In New London, Connecticut after a regatta. If this isn't "sport," since they are cadets, although they were part of a regatta made up of both Naval ships from around the world and "regular" folks on their yachts and other boats when this was taken, let me know, and I'll chose something else. Thanks!

 

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Congratulations on your win, Michael

 

Nice topic...herewith three from me

Cricket in Langa Township, South Africa

 

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Berlin Marathon

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Berlin Marathon - inline skaters jump the tram lines at Rosenthalerplatz

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My three for the month:

 

A steeplechase race at an athletics meet.

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A mountain biker in the Lake district, UK

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A young scooter rider competing in a street games competition.

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Edited by Simon Evans

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My three related to sport, more or less.

 

La Habana

 

Cuban boys playing baseball in a Havana street, Cuba Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

Carmel

 

People playing golf in Pebble Beach Golf with the Carmel Beach in Carmel-by-the-Sea, or simply Carmel. Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

Bern

 

Locals playing street game looks like Nine Men Morris, Bern, Switzerland Stock Photo

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Congratulations on your win, Michael. Loved the photo!

 

Mountain bikers, Ojai, California

 

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Enthusiastic Swiss ice hockey fans, Paris

 

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Smiling young girl near 5k finish line, North Florida

 

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There are some fabulous photos here already. I’m not a sports photographer but I enjoy having a go. My three:

 

Canoe slalom at Grandtully

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Horse racing at Musselburgh

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The Royal Company of Archers

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Not much sport in my collection, but I guess this one might qualify...

 

Beach volleyball players having too much fun to quit

 

people-playing-beach-volleyball-at-sunse

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I couldn't decide which flyboarding one I liked best, so will put in both.

 

male-flyboarder-at-the-north-american-flyboard-championships-in-toronto-E3HXK1.jpg

 

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Drivers urging horses forward in a horse pull competition

 

 

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Jill

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I'm going to stick with what I know

 

Rodeo bareback rider at the Calgary Stampede Stock Photo       
 
 Rodeo Queen at the Calgary Stampede Rodeo opening ceremonies Stock Photo
 
Ladies Barrel Racing  at the Calgary Stampede Stock Photo
 
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Field archery

Archer practising field archery preparing to loose his arrow Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

Kayaker on the River Tryweryn

White water kayaker shooting the rapids at the National White Water Centre on the River Tryweryn in Snowdonia National Stock Photo

 

 

 

Having a good time rafting on the River Tryweryn

 

White water rafters having had a good soaking at the National White Water Centre on the River Tryweryn outside Bala Stock Photo

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White Water Championships, Savoie, France

 

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World Cup rugby, Wales v Australia

 

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Tennis fans, ATP Final

 

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My only attempt at proper sports photography, Stade Toulousain v Bordeaux- Bègles. Stade in black and red.

 

Scrum, Stade v Bordeaux-Begles, Ernest Wallon stadium, home ground of Stade Toulousain rugby union team, Toulouse, Stock Photo

 

 

 

Junior supporters

Junior supporters at Ernest Wallon stadium, home ground of Stade Toulousain rugby union team, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Stock Photo
 
 
 
 
...........and their parents in the supporters' bar, definitely a sport in my book.
Allez Stade!
 
Jaguar XJ-6 in the ceiling of rugby bar Stade Toulousain  "Le Rouge et Noir", Rue du Pont Saint-Pierre, Toulouse, Stock Photo
 
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Well that didn't work

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1 minute ago, Andy G said:

 

Is this classed as a sport or just playing a round ?:D

Entering into the spirit I see.

I'm sure Michael will interpret his own rules generously. Hope so anyway.

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2 minutes ago, Andy G said:

Well that didn't work

If all else fails, go to your image in AIM, right click on the enlarged image, select "copy image location" and paste it into the forum. I do it if drag-and-drop isn't playing nice.

 

Conceptual diorama image of a miniture figure couple playing golf on a drinks can Stock Photo

 

 

 

Which it apparently is ATM.

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Thanks for that spacecadet, tried all different ways and was unsure if the link would turn in to a picture but it didn't

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