Speed Demon Photography

Posted Wednesday, 6 June 2007 by Sverre Sjøthun in Photography, Entertainment
In the last leg of the Crestock Photo Contest 2007 we received some truly amazing pictures among the well over 600 submissions. With emotions ranging from pure adrenaline, blinding speed and motion blur to more subtle interpretations of this round's theme, the photographers have certainly put some serious effort into this. Perhaps no wonder when the first prize was the awesome Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II?

Sprinting greyhound by EcoShow
Sprinting greyhound by EcoShow
Boy did this bitch get out on the wrong side of the bed this morning. This photo is so intense, so aggressive and fierce looking you can almost hear the snarling from the charging dog.
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Going Down by Wilymon
Going Down by Wilymon
Does this photo even need a caption? No it doesn't. Clearly a fun day out for the whole family!
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Rush by froztbitten
Rush by froztbitten
An amazing shot with amazing colors. It feels like I’m being sucked right into the tide, yet at the same time you get a great sense of calm looking at the photo.
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Three Wheel Demon by Danish
Three Wheel Demon by Danish
This is the kind of ride that could end up on Pimp My Ride – I can see it clearly: spinning chrome rims, custom flame paint job, velour interior, Momo racing seats, and to top it off – low rider hydraulic suspension... (as if it isn’t close enough to the ground already)
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Big Air by jannev
Big Air by jannev
I am soo tempted to Photoshop a speech bubble saying "ooooh shit man!"
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Flying Free by vikasmal
Flying Free by vikasmal
This photo of a sixteenth century mosque really captures the beauty of time, architecture and nature. As one of the comments said, with another shot metered for the birds it could've made an amazing HDR composition.
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Mud Blaster by torridence
Mud Blaster by torridence
This black and white shot is so vivid with its rough and crude style you can almost taste the mud and hear the engine roar.
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Speedy burst water balloon by pajohnson
Speedy burst water balloon by pajohnson
Awesome and interesting shot of a water balloon being popped. I’ve never seen a planet blow up, but this is how I imagine it would look.
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Rush Hour by asisanyal
Rush Hour by asisanyal
With that “booming” light coming out between the clouds, you almost get a feeling these camels are stampeding to get away from the Armageddon which has just opened for business in the distance. 
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Speedboats by estoril
Speedboats by estoril
Owning a 15 foot speedboat with 90hp, I am such a sucker for anything that’s fast and floats. There’s nothing that feels faster than racing at 60 knots with your head just a few feet above the water surface.
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Mud run by cjbreil
Mud run by cjbreil
I have no idea about the story behind this image, but it definitely conveys speed, intensity and action at a very basic level. Studying the facial expression of the kids reveals emotions ranging from pure joy to extreme focus.
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Mr Dragonfly by elson87
Mr Dragonfly by elson87
With a goofy smile and a hairdo like that, you’re bound to attract a lot of attention!
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Photo by krim
*** by krim
Immensely powerful and thoroughly beautiful, you don’t have to be a horse-crazed teenage girl to fall in love with this fantabulous photo!
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Shattered Glass by raniel
Shattered Glass by raniel
This photo perfectly freezes the moment between the breaking of the bulb and the tungsten filaments (thereby breaking the source of light), it’s a sort of limbo captured.
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Fighting by Nunu
Fighting by Nunu
The splashing mud, the arching back of the man about to fall, and their intense (and quite similar) facial expressions makes for an intense photo with a good feeling of action.
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Minimoto Madness by goosey
Minimoto Madness by goosey
Cookwashed motorbike? It must be Gulliver going for a ride on a borrowed bike in Lilliput. Did I hear someone say "size matters"?
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Snap frozen by rbphoto
Snap frozen by rbphoto
When you get past saying “Wow…” you may start thinking about how in the world the photographer managed to make this photo. What do you have to do to get the combination of that looong arch of water coupled with the glass standing at an almost perfect 45 degree angle? I could imagine that the photographer just had someone throw heaps of water-filled drinking glasses across a table and hoping for one of them to hit just the right spot in the right way, but I suspect the truth is much more complex.
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Tailgate by DProspero
Tailgate by DProspero
Yikes, you startled me!
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Thief in the night by bgaras2001
Thief in the night by bgaras2001
Zorro the Delivery Guy?? I’m not quite sure what the idea behind this photo is as it looks like a cross between Superman, Zorro and Einstein rushing to serve a pie. Or maybe he’s charging someone with the fork?  Perhaps this is what the eminent Albert Einstein meant when he coined the phrase "Imagination is more important than knowledge”.
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Viagra Racing by Egarner
Viagra Racing by Egarner
Racing is a damn hard sport, and the drivers will no doubt face stiff competition from this driver...
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Comments:

Dog out of hell!
By tommy on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 3:30 PM
Yikes that dog looks scary!
By celsius on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 7:18 PM
exceptional work... very inspirational.
That dog
By London on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 7:31 PM
Ya, that dog has got to be one of the scariest things i have seen in real life per say for decades. eeesh
The Dogs Face
By London on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 7:39 PM
Hey, what's on the dogs face, it looks like clamps or something,
Dog
By BigT on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 7:41 PM
What does that dog have in it's mouth?? It looks like braces or something holding the mouth open? I'm not sure what it is but I know there is something in there.
Speed Demon Photography | Crestock.com Blog
By Hamilton Flickr Group on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 7:45 PM
Speed Demon Photography | Crestock.com Blog: An incredible selection of high speed photography from the “Speed Demon” round in Crestock’s photography contest….pictures ranging from pure adrenaline, blinding speed and motion blur...
Flying Free Caption
By Jonathan on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 7:46 PM
A comment to the caption of "Flying Free by vikasmal"
you said it would make an amazing HDR composition, however HDR requires the photographer to make a series of photos, thus there will be a time lapse and as a result the birds will be smeared and it would look really bad. Sooo no it wouldn't make an amazing HDR composition, only in theory. Just a heads up
captions
By j on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 7:50 PM
could have done without those.
H2O
By Find Hot Deals on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 7:53 PM
That glass of water is amazing
Racing dog
By Racinghounds on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 7:58 PM
I'm sure this is a greyhound in a race (hence the "jacket"), so the thing on its mouth is most likely a muzzle.
Greyhound Photo
By Heather on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:02 PM
I am amazed at how vicious that Greyhound looks. It is an amazing photo. I adopted 3 Greyhounds and they are such gentle dogs.
Fabulous photo.
Anyone know what is on the dogs nose?
High Speed Photograph(高速攝影下的鏡頭)
By 一個人對世界傻笑 on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:05 PM
Rush by froztbitten An amazing shot with amazing colors. It feels like I’m being sucked right into the tide, yet at the same time you get a great sense of calm looking at the photo. 有著神奇色調的神奇的鏡頭 ,看起來彷彿是被困...
Scary Muzzle....
By Curious on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:08 PM
That muzzle looks like it is intentionally pulling back the dog's mouth, nose, AND eyes. What the hell??
Racing dog
By Racinghounds on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:10 PM
I'm sure this is a greyhound in a race (hence the "jacket"), so the thing on its mouth is most likely a muzzle.
By ryan on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:10 PM
some of this isn't "high speed" it's actually around 1/20 or so of a second
More H2O
By Tim on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:12 PM
That water balloon shot is awesome.
To capture that while it still has the original shape of the balloon to me would be a harder shot than the glass of water even.
If anyone remembers the Salvador Dali photo of the flying cats (which you can see at the Dali Museum in St Pete, FL). Supposedly he took multiple attempts at that one too just having someone throw water and making the cats jump till he got that right.
http://www.iphotocentral.com/Photos/csphoto_Images/Full/CS9598.jpg
Speed Demon Photography
By bbump.com on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:13 PM
In the last leg of our photo contest, we’ve received some truly amazing pictures among the well over 600 shots that passed the prequalification. With emotions ranging from pure adrenaline, blinding speed and motion blur to more subtle interpretations of this round's theme, the photographers have certainly put some serious effort into this.
A greyhound killed my puppy
By deadpup on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:19 PM
Retired racing greyhounds are usually very docile, but NEVER allow them to get near any small and fluffy animal. A leashed greyhound confused my leashed puppy with a rabbit and killed it on sight just a few months ago. Even years after adoption, greyhounds (which are sight-trained to recognize a bunny) will act on their instinct and attack and kill something very small and fluffy.
jeezus
By malbooo on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:23 PM
worst captions comments... ever
By Pensador on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:26 PM
Some amazing pictures there!
great work
By Mike Panic on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:27 PM
Great work by all!
Flying Free Desktop
By kuromu on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:28 PM
Oh man, Flying Free would make an AWESOME wallpaper. I do believe that to be my favorite.
Copyrioht
By Nick on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:31 PM
Whose photos are these?
Erase the comments
By milo on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:38 PM
Great imagery, but the comments read like they were composed by a grade-school member of a yearbook staff. They're so bad that they diminish the impact of the photographs unless you force yourself to ignore them. Yeah....they're THAT bad.
Desktops?
By The Champ on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:45 PM
Hey, is there any way to get a link for these photos to use as desktop wallpaper? Specifically the Tide one? Thanks
wayne
By wayne on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 8:59 PM
yes I would like a desktop of a few of these pictures also, any chance of these being on flickr?
Sam
By Sam on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 9:24 PM
That Dog is very ferocious. Check the muscles.. My god.

Awesome.
Greyhound
By Doglover on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 9:24 PM
That's no muzzle on that dog...muzzles keep the mouth shut and all greyhounds race with them on! That dog (who's head appears photoshopped if you ask me) clearly has a contraption holding his mouth open and face in that position. Poor fake photo...or really good one depicting animal abuse.
beloml
By beloml on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 9:54 PM
The greyhound photo is misleading. Greyhounds are the most docile, gentle dogs around. She may have been running intensely, but I can almost guarantee that she was not snarling.
By kinay on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 10:13 PM
Wow great shot.
Flying free
By Bacon on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 10:14 PM
I have to echo the sentiments about "Flying Free." I would *love* a hi-res version. Anyone have any information about the photographer, vikasmal? My Google-fu is weak; I found some photography page with a person that is probably him, but nothing in the way of useful information.
wow!!
By wow wallpapers on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 10:38 PM
great pics, but I find "speedy burst water balloon" the best one
Cool
By BOFH on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 10:56 PM
Check out the following shot. Crazy stop action.
http://www.crestock.com/blog/photography/contest2007/entry.aspx?id=3378
Superb
By Paul on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 11:21 PM
Some absolutely amazing shots there.
- Feel free to link to this at http://www.photographyvoter.com
By -coup on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 11:31 PM
i would be very willing to pay money for a full sized version of the "Rush" photo
Nice images, shame about the comments
By Tom on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 11:46 PM
Picture, thousand words, economy, blah blah yadda yadda.

"Flying Free" could've been a HDR composition if there were two cameras close enough together taking a synched shot, surely? I mean, it wouldn't be PERFECT, but the beauty would far outweigh the kludge.
Glass of water
By Pete Gardiner on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 11:46 PM
Could be the shot was done with hardened acrylic, as a static shot.
Greyhounds
By Greystar on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 11:46 PM
Greyhounds are NOT vicious and they all don't attack small animals after they retire form the track - stop spreading disinformation about the breed!!! My wife and I have 12 greyhounds and half of them are scared of our cat! Check out greyhoundfreaks.com to learn the REALITY of what retired racing greyhounds are like.
horrible
By ako on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 11:57 PM
horrible captions
By ako on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 11:57 PM
horrible captions ruined the pictures
By yelda on Thursday, 7 June 2007 12:09 AM
my favorite is the glass of water...
Kayaker
By adam on Thursday, 7 June 2007 12:15 AM
The kayaker was photoshoped.. Zoom in with PS and look at the wrist..
Simple to do with contracting the image.. hahahhahaha
GAY
Fotografias y velocidad
By meneame.net on Thursday, 7 June 2007 12:18 AM
Selección de fotografías tomadas a alta velocidad para un concurso. Algunas de ellas impresionantes.
By Matthias on Thursday, 7 June 2007 12:24 AM
Just about that mud run picture: That must be Cross Country...and those Mud Runs are the most amazing ones you do the whole season long. And dirtiest.
Glass Shot
By bryan scott on Thursday, 7 June 2007 12:26 AM
I'm going to venture a guess that the "spill" coming out of the glass is ice...that's all...just ice. When submerged in the glass it looks like a ripple of the water...but it's just ice.
Racing dog
By Racinghounds on Thursday, 7 June 2007 12:32 AM
I'm sure this is a greyhound in a race (hence the "jacket"), so the thing on its mouth is most likely a muzzle.
Commentary
By n8o8 on Thursday, 7 June 2007 12:32 AM
It was like watching a slideshow at Bob Saget's house....
Comments
By Commenter on Thursday, 7 June 2007 12:48 AM
I dont understand why people are complaining about the captions...they're fine! a little humour is good!
Fotografía y velocidad
By www.marcianos.com on Thursday, 7 June 2007 12:51 AM
Algunas fotografías sobre la velocidad o captando momentos inquietantes.
greyhound
By beckie on Thursday, 7 June 2007 1:06 AM
thats a racing greyhound so the thing on it is a light metal muzzle- it causes the dog no harm or discomfort- thats just the face these gentle animals have when they are reaching their high speeds...greyhounds have a sweet tempermant and are extremley docile...
The Greyhound is what a Speed Demon should be
By Renato on Thursday, 7 June 2007 1:11 AM
Some photos here are astonishing, the children one, the Water baloon one as well are great. But it don't think they would win the Greyhound photo, it is so well portrayed that it actually scares you.

I only have one objection to all of this marvelous photos, the thing is, if this is a contest to win a fabulous camera why do i think (and see) that almost every good photo we see here is obtained from one of those fabulous cameras? The thing is, i love photography and i would love to have pictures like those (which i try) but i know that i couldn't do this kind of High Speed with my Canon S1 iS. I feel that this kind of contests don't give any chance to those who don't have the chance of producing such work.

P.S.: I am not taking any of the credit that these wonderful photographers have, because in fact they are really great photos!
the Birds
By Luke on Thursday, 7 June 2007 1:27 AM
Issues of technical feasibility aside (HDR is near impossible with action shots), I like the birds as silhouettes. Think about it- if you could see the detail on the birds the image would be way too busy.

On closer inspection, I'm wondering if this image is already doctored to reveal detail in both the sunset and the mosque. Exposing the sunset correctly should leave the mosque completely underexposed...
stupid captions
By Mark on Thursday, 7 June 2007 1:33 AM
Wow.. the pictures don't suck, but the captions sure do.
Speedy Burst Water Balloon
By Nat on Thursday, 7 June 2007 1:57 AM
It is so cool how the photographer captured a water balloon bursting!!!! Love the photo
Speed Demon Photography
By palmit.commentary on Thursday, 7 June 2007 2:22 AM
Surf over to Crestock.com and check out the amazing action shots submitted for thier photo contest. Sprinting greyhound by EcoShow...
By alyona on Thursday, 7 June 2007 9:37 AM
nice work:)
OMG ! These photos are really amazing
By Nxqd3051990 on Thursday, 7 June 2007 9:51 AM
Amazing shot !
nXqd
Av and einstain:)
By on Thursday, 7 June 2007 10:58 AM
su ve ampul süper
fth.
"Frozen" water glass
By Granville Westecott on Thursday, 7 June 2007 1:33 PM
I hate to disappoint but I suspect the photo of the glass of water tipping over is static. Possibly some plastic sculpting?

I am a gray beard and I have seen similar down with film.
Greyhound at top speed
By Mika ZC Dragon Fly on Thursday, 7 June 2007 5:13 PM
When a greyhound is at speed (40 mph or so), the wind can blow the floppy skin around its mouth back, resulting in a ferocious-looking snarl. In actuality, all the greyhound is thinking is "gotta run, gotta run, get the lure, gotta run."

Greyhounds have thinner skin than many other breeds. Because of this, greyhounds are muzzled when they race--all those bare teeth and the opportunity for accidental tooth contact with another dog's thin skin could result in incidental bleeding.

Racing muzzles vary, but some are very simple steel wire contraptions. See http://www.greyhoundmuzzles.com/images/wireMuzzles.jpg for one possible configuration.
Greyhound mouth
By Passerby on Thursday, 7 June 2007 5:29 PM
Well, since the point of a muzzle is to keep the dogs from biting each other, I would guess that the contraption in the dog's mouth keeps it open so that it can breathe fully, while still not biting down.

Seems grotesque. A lot of the photos are taken in non-western nations, so perhaps their methods look diiferent (and apparently more cruel in this case) than what some of us are used to.

And god the commentary was horrible.
Greyhound mouth
By Passerby on Thursday, 7 June 2007 5:46 PM
Well, since the point of a muzzle is to keep the dogs from biting each other, I would guess that the contraption in the dog's mouth keeps it open so that it can breathe fully, while still not biting down.

Seems grotesque. A lot of the photos are taken in non-western nations, so perhaps their methods look diiferent (and apparently more cruel in this case) than what some of us are used to.

And god the commentary was horrible.
veterinarian & president, Greyhound Pets of America-Az
By Leah Cole, DVM on Thursday, 7 June 2007 5:49 PM
The recent comment is correct, the wind can blow their lips & cheeks back & give the snarling appearance. Coursing dogs also wear a racing-type blanket. This dog was not in a race, in this country, at least. Our muzzles are full size.
The comments about their wonderful dispositions are spot-on. They do make the most delightfyl pets when they retire! The puppy man have seriously annoyed the Greyhound... puppies can do that.
Muzzle? Weird Mouth and Eye Opening Apparatus?
By Mika ZC Dragon Fly on Thursday, 7 June 2007 7:03 PM
I'm a greyhound, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

If I had to guess, the head of the greyhound picture was photoshopped (poorly) to remove as much as possible of a steel wire muzzle.

In my racing career, I have never heard of anyone using contraption to keep a greyhound mouth open--I most certainly wouldn't let anyone put one in my mouth. If you can't keep your mouth open to breathe, you shouldn't be racing!
fearsome rollercoaster
By feedmashr.com on Thursday, 7 June 2007 7:34 PM
I still don't quite get why we love roller coasters so much. cultural masochism.
Greyhound mouth
By Passerby on Thursday, 7 June 2007 8:34 PM
Well, since the point of a muzzle is to keep the dogs from biting each other, I would guess that the contraption in the dog's mouth keeps it open so that it can breathe fully, while still not biting down.

Seems grotesque. A lot of the photos are taken in non-western nations, so perhaps their methods look diiferent (and apparently more cruel in this case) than what some of us are used to.

And god the commentary was horrible.
The "surprised me" should be over at icanhazcheezburger
By Steven G. Harms on Thursday, 7 June 2007 8:39 PM
That's hilarious

"No I haz no flavr for u!"
@Mika ZC Dragon Fly
By Passerby on Thursday, 7 June 2007 8:42 PM
The point being to remove their ability to bite one another, while still having full air flow. It's not that they are unable to open their own mouths, this thing prevents them from closing or biting.

And if they could photoshop away a full muzzle, which I don't believe they did, why wouldn't they remove all traces of the muzzle?

And to the vet who basically said the puppy had it coming, real nice for someone in your position to say without further knowledge.
Sprinting Greyhound
By EcoShow on Thursday, 7 June 2007 9:39 PM
Well, my greyhound picture certainly got people talking. Just to clarify some statements. All racing dogs have a lightweight harness over the head to prevent them from biting each other, especially at the end of the race when they are still very exited and looking for the "hare" that they just chased. It fit over the head and is fastened behind the head. It is specially designed not to hurt the dogs. Its purpose is definitely not to keep their mouths open – why would anyone want to do that? In the photo the mouth of the dog is gaping to allow for maximum breathing during the sprint - he requires masses of oxygen to supply to its muscles. I can assure you there is nothing altered in the image – the harness is of very thin wire and thus not that clearly visible in the picture. The rules state that a photographer may be asked to provide the original for verification. That I can do.

I do not necessarily condone dog racing, but I do find it fascinating and very challenging to photograph. My observation thus far was that the majority of dogs enjoy racing. You can see the anticipation on their faces waiting for their turn. At the end of the race their handlers need to catch them or they will go for another round and often they do if they are not caught in time.

When they are not racing these dogs are very docile and friendly. The expression on this particular dogs face is not of aggression – it is simply a result of sheer determination and physical exertion.
Sprinting greyhound
By EcoShow on Thursday, 7 June 2007 9:55 PM
Just to follow up on my previous post and to put people at ease about possible cruelty to the animal in my photo. Take a look at the greyhound images on the site below. There you can clearly see the harness over the head of each animal. It is a mandatory item in all official dog races the world over and is there for the protection of the dogs and not to harm them in any way. Look at all the dogs while sprinting: their mouth wide open for breathing.

http://images.google.com/images?q=greyhound+racing+images
The greyhound
By Jill Touchette on Thursday, 7 June 2007 9:56 PM
The racing greyhound is not scary..it is not snarling.. it is moving at 45 mph and the wind is blowing its lips open. I have three greyhounds of my own and they look like that sometimes when the wind catches them just right when they're in a full sprint. Greyhounds are very calm, gentle dogs that make great pets.

Sprinting greyhound
By EcoShow on Thursday, 7 June 2007 10:35 PM
A last comment. I have more sprinting greyhound images in my Crestock portfolio. They also demonstrate some of features I tried to explain above (some of the statements regarding “contraptions used the keep the dog’s mouth open is actually quite hilarious):

http://www.crestock.com/image/185771-Sprinting-greyhound.aspx
http://www.crestock.com/image/30410-Sprinting-greyhounds.aspx
http://www.crestock.com/image/30527-Sprinting-greyhounds-.aspx

racing
By Beckie on Friday, 8 June 2007 12:05 AM
I actually work at a greyhound track and what EcoShow says is true- most of the dogs get hyped up and do tend to still be excited at the end of the race..and are hard to catch (i should know as thats my job) the muzzles cause no harm and are made in different sizes so a dog will have the best one fitted and a removed after the race...they are lovely creatures...but this face demonstrates this dog doing what he does best..running...which he also loves this is a great picture that shows this
Racing dog
By Racinghounds on Friday, 8 June 2007 2:27 AM
I'm sure this is a greyhound in a race (hence the "jacket"), so the thing on its mouth is most likely a muzzle.
Greyhound
By Motorcycle Guy on Friday, 8 June 2007 2:41 AM
Wow that greyhound does look extremely ferocious.
Liquid in glass
By rbphoto on Friday, 8 June 2007 4:22 AM
Hi all,

As the photographer of the liquid in the glass shot, I'd like to clarify that no, it's not frozen water, and it's not a static sculpture.

If you'd like to read more on how it was created, see the images flickr page here.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrbend/185371160

Cheers!
Liquid in glass
By rbphoto on Friday, 8 June 2007 4:23 AM
Big Air by jannev
By HercegGaleb on Friday, 8 June 2007 1:42 PM
Very good and nice!!!
Raging bull in crowded market
By Himanshu on Friday, 8 June 2007 2:21 PM
By sibila on Friday, 8 June 2007 4:22 PM
I like that frozen glass
MY OPINION ONLY
By photographer on Friday, 8 June 2007 5:55 PM
this is my concern...about the image"GOING DOWN". The theme "SPEED DEMON" is a figurative speech, meaning if it is an image of people or person, it should show their love for speed or seeing a reaction that they crave for speed. In "GOING DOWN" it captured an expression of fear and clearly doesn't show that the girl enjoys the ride..this is not funny, I pity the girl..do you want your child to be seen like this???? have a heart, pls..........................
very nice
By Jean Ghalo on Sunday, 10 June 2007 10:49 AM
well digital photography is one of my best hobbies, looking at this post it made me feel lot of things inside... also made me go take my cam and shoot a nice photo.

regards,
jean
http://www.jean.ghalo.com
too good
By rajab on Monday, 11 June 2007 6:42 AM
this is really really good.. cheers buddy.. :)

http://rajab12.blogspot.com
http://dowhatufear.wordpress.com
Shattered Glass
By manuelprosario on Tuesday, 12 June 2007 10:57 AM
A moment that is hard to capture. I was amazed by the coordination and synchronisation of the photographer, equipments.and the breakage. I truly like ths image.
cheers, mannyR
Speed Demon Photography 'Shattered Glass'
By Stephen on Tuesday, 12 June 2007 2:07 PM
It's just simply amazing. Captured just like a blink of a eye. Truly the best of them all.
Shattered Glass
By Mavenpark on Tuesday, 12 June 2007 2:37 PM
What could have more 'speed' than this? This photo ought to race to the top!
Nothing Wrong With The Captions
By Laura on Tuesday, 12 June 2007 7:44 PM
Captions are fine. Love the glass of water pic!
THe think in the dog's mouth is...
By Wendi Friesen on Tuesday, 12 June 2007 8:50 PM
(yes, you can find everything on the net)

It is: A wire, leather or plastic devise, with a white tip, which is fitted over the greyhound's mouth and jaws and used as an aid in a close photo finish.
THe think in the dog's mouth is...
By Wendi Friesen on Wednesday, 13 June 2007 12:15 AM
(yes, you can find everything on the net)

It is: A wire, leather or plastic devise, with a white tip, which is fitted over the greyhound's mouth and jaws and used as an aid in a close photo finish.
shattered glass
By sephgannab on Wednesday, 13 June 2007 5:10 AM
frozen in time artistry!
By Nga on Wednesday, 13 June 2007 6:08 AM
Photography "Shaterred Glass": An amazing shot with amazing colours. So impressive.
shattered glass
By victoria on Wednesday, 13 June 2007 10:43 AM
watta breaking the bulb.......time and speed....unbreaking shot
Amazing photographs
By Tanya on Thursday, 14 June 2007 3:35 AM
Wow that speedy water balloon burst was amazing, as was shattered glass. As an keen but amateur photographer I loved looking at these images.
wow
By umut on Thursday, 14 June 2007 7:17 AM
are these pictures real???
It they're real... then congratulations!
wow
By umut on Thursday, 14 June 2007 7:19 AM
are these pictures real???
It they're real... then congratulations!
Greyhound show
By Pet Lover on Thursday, 14 June 2007 8:19 AM
Hey guys this is not a pet photo contest. Get real.
Flying free
By Lila on Thursday, 14 June 2007 11:36 AM
The colours... the stable, strict construction of the building in contrast to the light, free-flying birds... Wow!
Speedy burst water balloon
By crimen del siglo on Friday, 15 June 2007 3:00 AM
this is magnificant. a perfect visual of my mental image of a bursting balloon. i'm glad to have seen
the proof of my vision.
Fotografiando a la velocidad
By imaginariums.noticia.es on Friday, 15 June 2007 6:43 PM
Personalmente me gusta mucho la de los camellos.
wow,
By Trevor on Friday, 15 June 2007 8:28 PM
those are some great catches, the water balloon is definitly my favorite
By Thilo on Friday, 15 June 2007 11:17 PM
Very impressive collection !
Extreme Photography
By Master of Arts on Saturday, 16 June 2007 1:42 PM
Beautiful images, some are simple but others are super extreme photography. Hope the extreme photograph with speed demon theme deserve to win. Good luck!
By Manuela on Sunday, 17 June 2007 6:33 PM
wow!! loved them all, but the dog is number one with this dog mum!
To see is to believe
By Art lover on Monday, 18 June 2007 1:51 PM
"Shattered Glass" is my favorite. It drives me crazy...
Question about Rush
By Kris M on Tuesday, 19 June 2007 6:35 AM
Is this one that can be purchased for download? I really like it...
timing
By dingdong on Wednesday, 20 June 2007 2:09 AM
all photo are defenitely good but I life the bulb its not easy to make it
Greyhound Note
By Willy on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 6:39 AM
To clear a couple things up about greys (have one myself and I will have at least one for the rest of my life, guaranteed)...

SOME greys are not small-animal safe. These greys are not vicious, they just have strong prey drives. If you ever adopt one, any adoption group worth it's weight will have tested the grey and will let you know ahead of time whether or not they are small animal safe.

MOST are fine with small animals. Mine has absolutely no prey drive at all... cats, small dogs, even rabbits and squirrels that cross our path on walks, it doesn't even register with him.

Either way, if you ever adopt one, you WON'T regret it!
By mnicic on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 8:12 AM
Shattered Glass by raniel - This is good!
Hochgeschwindigkeitsbilder
By Aarakast.de on Wednesday, 27 June 2007 10:59 PM
crestock.com | Speed Demon Photography [via. i-fekt] Update (22:24): Link fixed. Danke Micha und 'ne RealLife-Person für den Hinweis. :-)
Race Dog.....
By BScott on Thursday, 28 June 2007 7:13 AM
It appears that there is a metal device that keeps the dogs jaw open as it runs......allowing more oxygen into it's lungs. I guess they do what they can to win.......the owners anyway......and the gamblers.
By she023wang on Saturday, 30 June 2007 12:15 PM
给人很干净却又很冲动的感觉
Race Dog
By TJ's greyhounds on Thursday, 12 July 2007 8:40 PM
For those of you that did not know, the contraption on the dog is a wire racing muzzle. They use them in Europe. Be assured this is not holding his mouth open. They work the same as the plastic ones we use in the U.S. If you have ever see a greyhound running without a muzzle this is the way they look. I know. I have 6 racers myself. They are quite gentle but they run with their mouth open. They can get more air to their lungs through their mouth than they can through their nose.
ArteWeb 07/07
By agg on Sunday, 15 July 2007 9:56 AM
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WOW, AMAZING...
By ~E on Sunday, 15 July 2007 10:05 PM
the glass of water floored me... there's some of the best work i've seen in a long time, amazing talent!!!
Excellent
By Maqsood on Thursday, 2 August 2007 7:11 AM
That's great only expert photographer can do this.
Very nice & I like that.
Make no comments, please
By 123456 on Saturday, 1 September 2007 9:00 PM
Excellent photos, poor and unnecessary captions.
By dmitri on Saturday, 6 October 2007 6:33 PM
Therese are such amazing photographs. All I can say is wow. I am a photographer too,but these are just gorgeous
Water
By Megan on Monday, 8 October 2007 5:46 PM
I really want to know how they did that. If anyone knows please tell.
By Romit on Saturday, 27 October 2007 8:38 PM
Congratulations! Veru good pics, great work
Great Photos
By Daniel on Wednesday, 14 November 2007 9:41 PM
I’m really impressed by all of the images. I am a professional an orange county photographer who specializes in wildlife photos but I enjoy looking at the images others capture. I laughed pretty hard at that poor girl going downhill on the roller coaster. I also though the picture of that snarling racing dog really captured a cool moment. Photographs are always fun and they captures sides of us we don’t always want to admit are there but that we find fascinating too!
Some stupid comments...
By Nick on Friday, 30 November 2007 3:51 AM
Come on everyone, quite it with the greyhound!
I had a good time watching the awesome pictures and now I'm pissed reading all the lousy comments about the greyhound dog. Seriously, what do we f**cking care about his eventual muzzle...
greyhound on drugs
By Dr. Who on Wednesday, 19 December 2007 9:24 AM
That greyhound is on drugs. And if you look at the size and musculature of the neck and chest it's really not too deep to figure out what type at least some of the drugs are.

By the way they get these photos from video. It's not so complex. They play the video, rewind etc, and stop where they want and select what portion of the video to print as a pic.

Much a like a drug induced performance, it's not so spectacular when you know how it's done. More of a no brainer.
@ Dr Who
By gudmund on Friday, 21 December 2007 8:49 AM
I don't know a thing about performance enhancing drugs, so I can only assume that you're an expert in the field since you can tell just by looking at the greyhound what drugs it has been given.

I do, however, know a thing or two about photography, and the suggestion that you can get a high quality, high resolution photo like this just by rewinding a piece of video and printing a still from it is, not to put too fine a point on it, just silly.
Greyhound
By Dave Nofmeister on Tuesday, 19 February 2008 8:40 PM
Wow, very impressed. i've seen these dogs run in real life, all you see is a flash. Very impressed with Greyhound being captured, and such detail too!

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