Competitors start in the Men’s 50m Backstroke Heat 2 at the Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Swimming Complex during day one of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 4, 2010 in Delhi, India. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My name is Cameron Spencer (@cjspencois) and I’m a staff photographer with Getty Images based in Sydney, Australia. I specialize in photographing sport and this week I’m taking over the World Press Photo Foundation Instagram feed and I’ll be sharing some of my favourite work with you. My passion is capturing defining moments in sport from a unique perspective. I will talk through the background of these images as I post in the coming days. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In this image I was photographing the swimmers launching off the blocks in their backstroke position arching into the water, for several heats I tracked the swimmers from my elevated positon. All competitors are below the water in this shot in similar positions. It is a graphic image and uses basic design elements and principals such as line, repetition, direction and symmetry. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WPPh2017 #CWG2010 #Swimming #FINA #gettysport
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