<< Previous Next >>

Pole Vaulter4

Pole Vaulter4
Photo Information
Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009-04-25
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon 5DII, Canon 70-200mm f4 L USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 women, 100 models, I have loved on TL [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-04 5:58
Viewed: 2359
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This will be the last of the pictures of this beautiful athlete for this series. When I took these pictures I had mixed feelings. On one hand I knew that this woman had been photographed so much that she suffered from the attention on her beauty rather than her incredible athletic talent. On the other hand, as a photographer, it was impossible not to photograph such a great subject.

shelbeesmom, salomaoquaresma, gosiek, mvdisco, Jonela, moli, mbrito, banaei, dareco, messenger1, tatara has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekLens members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekLens members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Pictures_Collek: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 06-01 21:55
To anjhello: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-25 21:47
To mumek: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-11 21:10
To Mujahid-Awais: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-09 20:51
To Teresat: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-08 07:06
To Karyn674: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-08 06:59
To messenger1: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-05 21:11
To mporterf: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-05 09:25
To Dai: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-05 09:16
To szekelykristof: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-04 10:59
To moli: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-04 10:57
To Jonela: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-04 10:56
To mvdisco: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-04 10:55
To gosiek: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-04 10:54
To crisgotiny: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-04 10:53
To teamill: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-04 10:53
To disturbia73: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-04 10:51
To shelbeesmom: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-04 06:16
To Silvio2006: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-04 06:15
To salomaoquaresma: Pole Vaulter4rminkow 1 05-04 06:14
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Great shot Roger! This is a great natural shot, nice sharpness. Your pictures combined both, beauty and strength! You did a great job portraying her!

Ciao Roger, splendid B&W portrait with wonderful model, superb light and great clarity, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Roger:
beautiful P/W.
excellent POV.
well done


Great sharpness Roger, and very good b&w finish.
I like the blurness of the crowd. It created more impact on the subject.
Really nice.



Another stunning shot of her Roger. Beautiful B&W.
Poor girl, always in the spotlight. But hey .. if you're an athelete and a beautiful one at that ... it's the price you have to pay I suppose:)
Great shot.
Thanks for your comments on my B&W

Very nice portrait. Good pose ... Just perfect


Hi Roger;)
Good shot!
B/W is a good choice, good quality, sharpness,
nice model:)

Hi Roger,
A well taken picture in a great naturel view, good sharpness and lovely details.. nice contrast and light. and beautiful woman too..
well done.

Hi Roger,

A great black and white portrait of a beautiful athlete the clarity is brilliant I like how the focus is on the subject and the pole well done.


  • Great 
  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-05-04 8:34]
  • [+]

Hello Roger.
Beautiful athlete in did!
Very natural pose.
Looks beautiful and is well presented.
Janek Kloss

Hi Roger,
Great shot to close your series, these photos of the beautiful athletes were great to see, a special thanks for that.
I like the brightness of the photo, you handled strong light very well and as a result, black and white tones are perfect. Fine job, Roger, congratulations! TFS.
Best regards,

Hi Roger,

Lovely shot, the way you have captured her with the pole resting between her shoulder and neck poised ready to go and she is a real beauty.


  • Great 
  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-05-04 12:32]

Hi Roger,
This is a beautiful photograph and the B&W gives it a classic look. It is natural and sharp, the girl looks focused on what she is doing/about to do and every thing about it is brilliant. I had trouble trying to justify the amount of photographs I was taking of a woman on a motorcycle a couple of years ago but she to was extremley photogenic and stood out in a crowd...admitedley the rest of them were ugly blokes...I may post more of her in the future.

Excelente luz y fantástica expresión...saludos

  • Great 
  • Dai Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 56 N: 247] (1214)
  • [2009-05-04 17:00]
  • [+]

Hi Roger
Another excellent shot... and in B&W too, just made my day..!

  • Great 
  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-05-04 17:03]

Hi Roger
Superb light and compo; another pearl in your gallery.
Cheers, mb

beauty and athletism, wonderful mix ^^
IMO, the square format you did is just perfect,
great great great

Hi Roger;)
Good shot!
B/W is a good choice, good quality, sharpness,
Nice model
Well done..

As with some of your previous shots, IMO your treatment of the subject reinforces, rather than dispels, the view of her as beauty rather than athlete.

I don't have a problem with that - in fact I love it. This is a beautiful shot, she's a beautiful woman and you have captured her in a most flattering moment. Those catchlights from the sunlit ground in her eyes are just superb.

Well composed, beautiful tones, textures and details.


p.s. no need to reply unless there's a point to discuss! ;)

ciao Roger..
a beauty!! i really love it! great stolen portrait! bravo!
ciao Marco

Hi Roger!

Nice shot! Again very positive portrait! I like b/w here!


  • Great 
  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-05-05 6:32]

Another lovely b&w portrait in this series. I like the pose and the detail and lighting are great. TFS


I love the placid, candid look on her face. She is so at ease and in her element. Superb detail and light/shadow play nicely together here.


Hi, Roger -
Another amazing shot of this striking pole vaulter. You have managed to capture her in a posture and expression that highlight her great beauty and her athleticism at one time. Wonderfully sharp with fine interplay of light and shadows; the highlights show the lustrous shine of her hair. Great, great work.

  • Great 
  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-05-06 20:30]


I like this one, everything about the portrait and the girl, light, pose, muscles and curves on the arms.

Excellent shot.

tfs, bill

This picture says a lot!

You have captured so well the determination in her eyes. The motion of thightining her pony tail tells us she's ready for it.

Nice choice for B&w

  • Great 
  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-05-07 1:10]


superbe portrait, de cette prechiste, trčs beau complément ŕ ton autre pos, un mangigique attitude, des tons merveilleux.

bravo et amitié


Hi Roger

Wonderful work, such as all your other works...
my regards

Boa noite Roger
She is very beautiful and You did once more a a fabulous portrait.
My regards

She is a beautiful and you capture well.

  • Great 
  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-05-09 15:43]

HI Roger
There is a nice play of light in this one.
A beauty with muscles, you did a great job.

Hi Roger
A great shot, the light is first rate and so is the attention to detail. She is so photogenic and very beautiful as well. Excellent DOF on her while the crowd is blurred out.

Hi Roger,
This is fabulous! Do you remeber the picture of the Swedish athlete in Time Magazine (forgot the name of the athlete and photographer) Anyway, this is a superb B&W picture, perfect pose, excellent light creating a fine natural skin tone.
Great posting my friend, I will add this one to my favorites.

  • Great 
  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 2 N: 110] (1853)
  • [2009-05-10 16:42]
  • [+]

Hi Roger!
Great model, great photo taken by great photographer.
My compliments
best regards

  • Great 
  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-05-10 20:35]

Hi Roger, A stunning sports photograph in black and white. The clarity of the woman's skintones and the well handled DOF makes this an excellent image. Good work. Murray.

she is so pretty. i was sad to hear that this is the last of the series. nice shot clear and sharp. tfs -angelo

Fabulous shot of an athlete concentrating. Great job.



And I'm glad you chose to photograph this lady. Beautiful, athletic! My kind of woman. Super portrait!

Calibration Check