Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images
Sporting events lend themselves to some very cool photography techniques.And when the multiple exposure technique is applied to sports, especially given the speed and intensity of the athletes, the effect is quite stunning.
In sports, multiple exposures at split-second intervals are used to create a single image in which an athlete can be seen in various stages of motion.
We drew on some striking images of Olympic athletes competing in different sports, or on various apparatuses in the case of gymnastics. All of the images are from photographers at Getty and the Associated Press
Denmark's Peter Jensen appears to look around in wonder as he flips through the air on the Men's trampoline
American Chris Brooks is seen on the pommel horse during the Olympic gymnastics trial. This multiple exposure short was taken at one-quarter second intervals
This stunning multiple exposure shot by photographer Al Bello shows Ukraine's Olena Federova during the women's diving competition
While it might look like six boxers have jumped in a ring, this is a multiple exposure shot of American boxer Terrell Gausha and Indian boxer Vijender
Hungary's Barna Bor and Morocco's El Mehdi Malki are seen during the elimination round of the men's judo competition
This crisp multiple exposure image captures Korea's Hyun Hee Nam and France's Astrid Guyart during the bronze medal match
This multiple exposure of two Olympic fencers gives a sense of rapid movement unlike the others where the athlete seem to be captured at different moments
This multiple exposure captures China's Biao Chai during an intense return during the men's double's badminton quarter final
This in-camera multiple exposure shot shows China's Ning Ding and the table tennis ball at various stages of a shot during the women's gold medal match
Finally, this five-frame multiple exposure photo shows France's Lionel Guyon during the equestrian cross-country event
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