While the Olympics draw in eyes from all around the world, there is something special about the perspective of the photographer.
Iconic images are distributed via social and traditional media throughout the world for viewers to enjoy after they’re spotted by women and men lugging about 50 kilograms of camera equipment, jostling for position in unruly photo pits, and getting the timing just right with no room for error. They only get one moment to capture greatness.
At Olympic.ca we had the privilege of sharing photos by Mark Blinch, David Jackson and Jason Ransom during the Games, they also posted their Rio 2016 perspective on their personal Instagram accounts. Their photo captions reflect their own views on their personal account and may not represent the editorial position of Olympic.ca. Here’s a look:
I've been leaving before the sun most mornings here in Rio and watching its warm, southern charm fill the clouds with life through the pane of a scuffed ol' bus window. I woke up slightly later this morning and as I zipped out the door, on route to the women's marathon race about 1.5 hours of transit away, I saw this. We shoot a lot of pictures here, we walk past a lot of moments too… #olympics #riodejaneiro #rio2016 #teamcanada
Minutes after winning bronze medal in the men's 100m, Team Canada's Andre De Grasse finds his mother in the crowd to share a moment. The two couldn't talk over a roaring crowd, Usain Bolt just behind and out of frame in a swarm of cameras, though the feeling was clear between mother and son, they had finally made it. Welcome to the Olympics, Andre. #teamcanada #rio2016 #olympics #riodejaneiro #thebigshow #thenextgeneration
Team Canada's Derek Drouin, minutes after winning gold in men's high jump, locks hands with his father in a quiet moment, his mother looking on. Worlds reflected. An athletes greatest accomplishment, a parents proudest moment, the connection reflected in one another. #rio2016 #olympics #riodejaneiro #teamcanada #goldenmoment
The Olympics are over as of yesterday and this is the last photo I took of competition. These were my first games and were so incredible. It's hard to pack up and imagine the coming days of proper eating habits and minimal excitement. The rain this morning here in Rio says it's time to turn the page though. [Raphael Gagne approaches the top of Deodoro Extreme Park during the men's cross country mountain biking race.] #riodejaneiro #olympics #teamcanada #rio2016