Sailing A Lido 14 In Japan
The USA needn't feel bad...the red, white, and blue still won! ;)
Kehlwok - it was a much needed emotional boost for this country going through some very tough times. The team was happy to have made it to the finals, winning was icing on the cake.
Some great moments in that game, the USA women blew a lot of chances to put that game in the win column. Congrats to Team Japan. On a lighter note, pun intended, check out this site, http://yowayowacamera.com/ You and Kim might want to try this but not in Blusette.
Charles - Thanks, some great pictures on that site. A few weeks back I was going to add it to the blog roll, but unfortunately she hasn't updated since May. I'd like to learn how it is done.
I read a story about how she takes the pictures, she either has a friend take them while she jumps repeatedly or she sets her cameras timer, then she starts jumping until the shutter clicks. She said that it takes many attempts to get it just right. I'll bet!
I think she's playing games with that explanation. ;^)More likely, she sets the camera on a tripod and takes a picture. Then without moving the camera, she puts herself into the scene and stands on a table/pedestal/etc and using a remote shutter control or just a timer takes another picture. Then using an editing program such as photoshop, she overlays the background pic on the pic with her, then "erases" the chair or pedestal or what ever. E Voila! However she did it, she did it very well.
Nice game to the Japan side. Still not sure how they survived that first 30-minute USA barrage. But, when down (twice!) Japan never quit. I'm raising my coffee cup to them! The game was a jewel as far as precision play and sportsmanship. Yachtsmen would call it 'Corinthian'. I can't think of another side I would rather lose to.
Doc, I could not believe it when Sweden lost in the semi finals. Where did this come from?? Swedish government tax funds for over 30 years have gone to sports; some, maybe not as much as for the males, to support our females athletes. But I don't think Japan has spent a penny on developing women football. So great to see such a win come straight out of the "blue" as it were. Pure talent.
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