Late last week I had a chance to play with my camera Boom-boom again. This time it was during a track meet Isaac was competing in as a high jumper. I figured out how to do continuous shooting (a capacity I never had before) so I could get a series of shots in rapid order. It came in handy at a the meet so I could get Isaac in action. I took absurd numbers of shots, pretty much of each of his jumps. Yeah, I'm his mom AND I have a new toy. What more reason did I need? Some of the shots were rotten because I didn't do so well, some because folks walked in front of me, others because I couldn't really get a good angle. The three I am posting are of his final, first-place winning jump when he cleared 6 feet. Since I couldn't get very close and I don't have a sufficient zoom lens I did some serious cropping of the image. Considering how hard I cropped I'm still reasonably pleased with the resolution for the sake of posting it.
Isaac, being the perfectionist he is, was pouring over the hundred or so pictures so he could analyze his form so all my snapping had some use other than just getting acquainted with Boom-boom and being an annoying mother.
*Mad Bunnies: apparently this is some sort of descriptor a competitor's feet for when a high jumper does well. ex: That boy cleared 6 feet. He has some mad bunnies!
I know about the Fosbury Flop but I guess I need to work on my high jumping lingo.