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Best pictures from winter high school sports

Best pictures from winter high school sports

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The 2014/15 winter high school varsity sports season recently came to a close. The Darkroom turns back the clock to take a look at some of the best pictures taken by the Baltimore Sun Media Group during the term. These images not only show the intense competitive nature of the athletes, but also the creative approaches taken by the various photographers in documenting these events.

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Best of high school sports: Week of Jan. 6-11

Best of high school sports: Week of Jan. 6-11

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Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers saw action from many sporting events in Howard, Harford and Baltimore counties last week, including boys and girls basketball, swimming and wrestling. The latest edition of the best of high school sports.

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August 21 Photo Brief: Wildfires in Spain, endangered sea turtles in South Carolina and a battered swimmer in the Florida Straits

August 21 Photo Brief: Wildfires in Spain, endangered sea turtles in South Carolina and a battered swimmer in the Florida Straits

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Wildfires continue to sweep across Spain, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad abandons her fourth attempt to swim from Florida to Cuba, loggerhead turtle hatchlings begin their trip to the ocean, and more in today’s daily brief.
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Swimming in ink: Memorable Sun front pages featuring Michael Phelps at the Olympics

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You don’t become the most decorated Olympian of all time without ubiquitous worldwide press coverage — hardware equals headlines — but we can safely say the ink chronicling hometown hero Michael Phelps in the pages of The Baltimore Sun could fill entire swimming pools. A record 22 Olympic medals, including 18 golds, will do that. Search “Michael Phelps” in The Sun’s print archives and you’ll find more than 1,500 articles mentioning him, a total which isn’t comprehensive for the newspaper and doesn’t include any website or mobile content. Ninety-nine front-page (1A) stories* have at least mentioned Phelps, though he’s obviously been the main subject of many of those. Not bad for a 27-year-old, huh?

As Phelps begins life after competitive swimming, we take a look back at The Sun’s coverage of his Olympic medal-winning races in Athens, Beijing and London, highlighting the print covers and stories.
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Capturing Olympic motion with creative photo techniques

Capturing Olympic motion with creative photo techniques

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The Darkroom highlights the art of motion by featuring some of the best experimental photography being taken at the 2012 Olympics in London. Weightlifting, canoeing and badminton are a few of the latest sports to be added to the creative series below.

The following gallery highlights the use of multiple exposures, fish-eye lenses and extended exposures in creating artistic sports shots.
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