Hi everyone and welcome to today’s post. My daughter Kay and I are hidden deep in the hot south for a intensive pole vault camp. Happily she is the pole vaulter and I get the pleasure of coaching, observing, and of course taking a few images. I have been focusing so much on my landscape work lately and I found shooting the athletes a refreshing break. These shots are from the first day of the camp. This is an intensive, two practices a day camp with her coach and eight other vaulters. I kept the processing fairly simple by applying a Black and White, Soft Light Layer over the color base image and then desaturating the reds and blues. A few curves, some dodging and burning, and sharpening completed the look. I focused on the athlete and also shot some details to pick out the character of this sport. Today was great fun. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I had fun shooting them. I will be posting some more images from this shoot in the next few days. Thank you for stopping by today.