Giant on the move
Beijing Games: picture of the day
Rickey Rogers writes: Alessandro Bianchi created this wonderful image as he searched for a new angle from which to photograph the second day of the fencing competition.
Sports like fencing, boxing and judo are very repetitive for a photographer, and it takes a curious eye to find new angles. The picture is aesthetically pleasing with enough movement to give the reader an idea of what the sport is about, and its multi-layered composition invokes mystery.
The caption reads: Sturia Torkildsen of Norway (back) competes against Matteo Tagliariol of Italy (not pictured) during their epee bout in the men’s individual fencing competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 10, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi