FINA World Cup Swim 2009

by Gerhard

16-17 October 2009 Durban hosted the South African leg of the Fina World cup short course swimming champs. Therese Alshammar of Sweden was the big star with two world records to her name in the 100m IM and the 50m Fly events.

I went to the event with the attitude to really try and took as many shots that isn’t the normal straight forward action shots and really got away with some amazing images. These image can be viewed on

Here an image of Jessica Pengelly, South African swimmer. i used a shutter speed of 1/40 sec to get the result.


A documentary image of photographers Anesh Debiky, Christiaan Kotze and Steve Haag. I don’t know what the difference is between normal images and documentary images but know when i see it. Maybe it is the story telling effect .


Sometimes even something getting in the way can produce some interesting photos.


Here the  TV camera Crew in action at 1/30 sec.


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