Photocrowd and Digital Camera magazine’s recent Sports photography contest has produced this breathtaking gallery of 15 images, available to publish free subject to some simple terms below
. From the the world’s mainstream sports we watch, play and read about everyday, to some fascinating and unheard of hobbies and pastimes, your readers will love indulging in these brilliant photos.If you click on the thumbnails in this email you’ll be taken to a larger version onPhotocrowd.com
, and we’ve also included a link to a zip file containing the full-size versions of all 15 photos.And… if you’d like to find out more about running your own photo contest on Photocrowd, please get in touch – we don’t charge and it offers an excellent way to engage with your readers and communities.
‘Power Up’ by Carlos Andre Viana/Photocrowd.com
The moment a pole-vaulter flings themselves over the bar, showing a mixture of determination and concentration on the athlete’s face.
‘Silent moments before descent’ by Sandi Bertoncelj/Photocrowd.com
Skiing from the peak of Vrtaca on the Slovenian/Austrian border.
‘The ball was in’ by Alan Ranger/Photocrowd.com
“This type of shot is incredibly difficult to capture: not only do you have to be quick and precise with your focusing, you also need to have your camera pointing in exactly the right spot. I love the use of the wide aperture to blur the background, enabling the spraying chalk dust to stand out. The final edit has also been completed to a high standard. All I can say is game, set and match to this photographer!” – Review by Ben Brain, editor of Digital Camera magazine.
‘Water Bubble’ by Andrea Staccioli/Photocrowd.com
Veronika Lindhal of Sweden emerges from the water after a dive during the three meters Springboard Women Preliminary competition at the 20th Fina Diving Grand Prix in Bolzano on August, 2, 2014.
‘Uniform’ by David Chantrey/Photocrowd.com
The Australian women’s hockey team at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. I noticed during the pre-match lineup that each player had different coloured boots and thought it was a nice expression of individuality that contrasted with the uniformity of the kit.
‘After the Ride’ by Jodie Castellani/Photocrowd.com
A bull-riding event in the United States. The technical issues involved in taking this shot included a dark ring and massive amounts of dust.
‘Splash landing’ by David Queenan/Photocrowd.com
The Hopetoun Horse Trials near Edinburgh, Scotland.
‘Airborne Jet Ski’ by Dave/Photocrowd.com
This shot was taken at the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, held each year at Tatton Park in Knutsford, England. The jet ski display team were performing.
Photo by Konstantin/Photocrowd.com
The All Russian Motocross – not just a sport but a spectacle of courage! When the motorcycle, sidecar and two riders flew over the road, my heart stopped!
‘Down came the rain’ by Mick Sutterby/Photocrowd.com
Grass roots rugby – Peterborough Lions versus Sutton Coldfield. This was taken last October, and during the math we had four seasons in one go: wind, rain, sunshine, thunder and lightning, sleet and hail, finished off with a rainbow.
‘Golden-hour shot’ by Eram/Photocrowd.com
Some village boys playing cricket during the sunset in Bangladesh.
‘Freedom’ by Toni Spagone/Photocrowd.com
The World Air Games in Piedmont Province, Torino, Italy. This shot is of a motor-glider and geese in flight.
‘Township Team’ by Julia Martin/Photocrowd.com
A group of young men from a local village on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa, are enjoying a game of football just before sunset. As they played they kicked up the dust which turned gold in the low sun light. The white spots in the foreground are dandelion clocks backlit by the sun.
‘Screaming Left Hander’ by Mitt Nathwani/Photocrowd.com
This is a selfie taken from the nose of my longboard while surfing in Woolacombe, Devon.
‘Raw’ by Elena Paraskeva/Photocrowd.com
Terms of publication:
The attached images are available immediately for editorial use in print or on the web, free of charge, in accordance with these terms:
1) That the following information for each image is published alongside the image in the format “Image: John Smith/Photocrowd.com”
2) That no alterations are made to the images (e.g. cropping, major colour adjustments, sharpening)
3) That any use of the images is accompanied with a reference to the “Sport contest on Photocrowd in association with Digital Camera magazine” (link must be included). Please also include Photocrowd’s logo where possible (brand assets included in link to zip file).
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