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Mind over Matter


Mind over Matter
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Copyright: David Michaels (tsumeb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 54 N: 279] (2204)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2000-04-15
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/28 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-01-02 3:44
Viewed: 2194
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Halil Mutlu is a triple Olympic Gold medalist. He stands 4 feet 11 inches and weighs just 56kg. He lives in a hotel in Ankara where he basically trains, eats and sleeps . . . . every day. He doesn't go out much. He says that he doesn't like to be recognized in public places.Turkish weighlifters are true sports heroes in their country. He hopes to compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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  • Great 
  • bult Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 16 N: 78] (1041)
  • [2005-01-02 7:07]

Great point of view... Makes the weights look very heavy. I wonder if he made it.

I also like the light in the picture, very nice!

Well composed, David !
The champion seems to be so small compared to the weights he is going to lift ...
Congrats
Sylvie

  • Great 
  • zoe Silver Star Critiquer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 7] (168)
  • [2005-01-02 8:39]

Godd composition. He seems to be meditating.
And the shadows/light look cool too.
Congrats.

A very well composed photo David! You can really sense how this small man has to conquer the enormous weight in fron of him. The strength of mind and body to achieve what he wants.

Very dramatic shot, David. We don't often reflect on the sacrifices that sports champions must make - we just see the glory (and sometimes money). I would not want to trade places with him. Well seen and good note.

very good shot David, are you an athlete also? ...your photos are fascinating!

Smart idea and interesting POV. Well done.

  • Good 
  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer [C: 141 W: 0 N: 5] (42)
  • [2005-02-21 23:51]
  • [+]

Wooow What a Honor.You had a privilege to picture Halil Mutlu.You are very luck photographer.Nice shot.
CT

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