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Xctrygirl
Aug. 5, 2008, 06:23 PM
Hi guys!!

Charlie is now en route to China, though tonight he is only going as far as Chicago. He leaves from Chicago tomorrow and will arrive in Hong Kong on Thursday sometime.

His website Olympic update page is ready and waiting for him to arrive and start shooting. And as a huge benefit for many casual browsers, you DON'T need to register. You can simply come online and view his galleries.

http://www.cmannphoto.com/Olympics.htm

He still has his entire image galleries from both the 2006 WEG at Aachen, and the 2004 Athens Olympics online. So by browsing those you will get a sense of what you will see from Hong Kong. And you can see some of your favorite horses and riders who are returning from medal winning efforts in Germany and Athens. There are great shots of ISP Salinero, Authentic, Poggio, and so many others...whose names I have trouble recalling!! ;)

So come on over and enjoy. Oh and Charlie can also be reached for high res downloads to interested folks as well. His contact info is on his site: www.cmannphoto.com

**Update** He made it to Chicago. (Sounds like nothing, but as worried as I get when he travels, every completed step is a sigh of relief) :)

~Emily

canyonoak
Aug. 5, 2008, 07:01 PM
Thank you, Emily --and THANK YOU, Charles Mann.

It is so gracious and generous of him to offer this to all of us.

I've already bookmarked the site...So often, his images help provide the feeling of 'being there' and giving another dimension to knowing how a ride went ,how a horse 'looked'.

canyonoak
Aug. 5, 2008, 07:04 PM
Must say, with all the videos and blogs and news coverage,etc, of these Olympic games, I still am rather in shock at the TeamUSA website.

What federation--trying to attract money-- in this day and age demands that people have to register in order to SEE photos???

Oh well, that sort of goes with the rest of the website, only about 5 years behind the times (a lifetime in cyberspace).

Xctrygirl
Aug. 7, 2008, 12:26 PM
Charlie is in Hong Kong!!!

He didn't sleep on the plane so look for some very interesting pictures tomorrow once his eyes remeber how to focus. :lol:

More to come soon.

~Emily

cmannphoto
Aug. 8, 2008, 01:32 AM
Emily was right I could not sleep on the plane, so I crashed once I got to the hotel after my 15 hour flight over the North Pole. There are a couple images on my site and more to come later today after the 1st inspection of the eveting horses and our own Opening Ceremonies.

http://www.cmannphoto.com/Olympics.htm

Enjoy,

from Hong Kong
Charlie Mann

piaffeprincess98
Aug. 8, 2008, 07:37 AM
Thanks so much for the coverage. I love your photos Charles.

cmannphoto
Aug. 9, 2008, 02:24 AM
The photo gallery of the morning session of the Eventing Dressage is now up on my site.
http://www.cmannphoto.com/HongKong.htm

live from Hong Kong,
Charlie Mann

not again
Aug. 9, 2008, 07:49 AM
Thank you Emily! Great photos so far!;)

cmannphoto
Aug. 9, 2008, 10:19 AM
Thank you Emily! Great photos so far!;)


Great Photos SO FAR!!!!

Thanks, I think.

Charlie Mann
www.cmannphoto.com

yellowbritches
Aug. 9, 2008, 10:28 AM
As always, Charlie's photos are my favorites.:yes:

GreyDun
Aug. 9, 2008, 11:04 AM
Yay Charlie! Awesome pics as usual! I love the stalker paparazzi ones of David & Mark...hehe...:D

Xctrygirl
Aug. 9, 2008, 01:36 PM
Just for a clear picture of how the "Mann" does his job....

He just called me at 12pm our time, 12 am his time. He had just gotten back to the hotel, was taking a shower and a 'nap'. He has to be up at 4am to make it over to the venue and have everything ready again for the 6:30 am start time. (Again we are 12 hours behind so thats 6:30pm)

Thankfully after that the dressage is done and Charlie is hopeful to get some sleep. All told he has done all this shooting off roughly 7 hours sleep over two days.

So think about how lucky we are to be able to casually click through his images while he is sweating himself thinner and working monstrous hours.

Great pics hon. Keep 'em coming.

~Em

cmannphoto
Aug. 9, 2008, 05:02 PM
Correction Emily the is 7 hours over the past three days.
Anyway, I thought some of you might be interested in the local take on the equestrian news here in Hong Kong. Ever morning at the media breakfeast we sit a read over the South China Morning Post.
http://olympics.scmp.com/events.aspx

off the Eventing dressage again at 5 AM

From Hong Kong,
Charlie Mann
www.cmannphoto.com

cmannphoto
Aug. 11, 2008, 06:06 AM
My Cross Country photo gallery is up.

http://www.cmannphoto.com/HongKong.htm

from Hong Kong
Charlie Mann

RiverBendPol
Aug. 11, 2008, 07:03 AM
Thanks, Charlie-As usual, pix are fab!

tx3dayeventer
Aug. 11, 2008, 10:33 AM
Those pictures are AMAZING! Thank you so much for posting the links to them!

Gina's horse really was great on XC! He made it look like child's play!

Anyplace Farm
Aug. 11, 2008, 11:06 AM
What happened to this guy's stirrup?
http://www.cmannphoto.com/2008_Olympics/Event_XC/pages/08BOGOC006189.htm

cmannphoto
Aug. 11, 2008, 11:24 AM
Mike Winter and King Pin (CAN) had a run out and hit the brush and it unhooked his stirrup strap. Look closely at the three images before that one.

Charlie Mann

GreyDun
Aug. 11, 2008, 11:32 AM
I like this (http://www.cmannphoto.com/2008_Olympics/Event_XC/pages/08BOGOC006218.htm)one :)

cmannphoto
Aug. 11, 2008, 11:54 AM
I just e-mailed a friend who thought they saw me on TV and when she saw that pic she knew it was me. I should have taken a picture of myself and all the mud the Phillip and Connaught threw on me and the blased by.

Charlie Mann

Anyplace Farm
Aug. 11, 2008, 01:03 PM
Mike Winter and King Pin (CAN) had a run out and hit the brush and it unhooked his stirrup strap. Look closely at the three images before that one.

Charlie Mann

That's what it appeared like, but then, it looked like he managed to go on to jump another obstacle after that. Was curious if he pulled up and fixed it or if that was another horse I was seeing after those frames.

cmannphoto
Aug. 11, 2008, 05:12 PM
He pulled up and fixed it and continued on as seen in images 6197 and 6208.

Charlie Mann

cmannphoto
Aug. 13, 2008, 08:39 PM
The Eventing show Jumping and Awards along with the first night of the Dressage Grand Prix images are now up. Included are images of Courtney King And Mythilus.

Charlie Mann

Xctrygirl
Aug. 13, 2008, 09:14 PM
Ok I am biased...I admit it.

But I LOFF these pics.

Great job hon!!!

~Em

cmannphoto
Aug. 25, 2008, 10:43 AM
I just got home from Hong Kong and have to say that these Olympics rank 2nd to Sydney's with Athens 3rd and Atlanta 4th, for the 4 Olympics that I have covered. The people of Hong Kong and especially the Hong Kong Jockey Club did an excellent job with the arena and stabling, not to mention the volunteers who were in charge of catering to the media, riders, officials and support staff. Yes, it was not perfect but none of these types of events can be perfect.

I am catching up on the NBC coverage via TiVo and wanted to share my observations of the “video wall”. I made it a point to photograph the wall during the Grand Prix Special. I don’t think the video wall itself was the problem but the images shown on the screen during the competition. It went from a wide shot to a close-up in an instant.
Wide shot
http://www.cmannphoto.com/2008_Olympics/GPS/pages/08BOGOC021242.htm (http://www.cmannphoto.com/2008_Olympics/GPS/pages/08BOGOC021242.htm)

Close-up
http://www.cmannphoto.com/2008_Olympics/GPS/pages/08BOGOC021232.htm (http://www.cmannphoto.com/2008_Olympics/GPS/pages/08BOGOC021232.htm)

That sudden change in the image on the screen and if the horse was watching the screen could be spooked by it. The other issues that I noticed were the fix camera next to the “C” Judges stand, which BTW was changed to a smaller camera after the Eventing Dressage. Then there was the remote camera atop of the “B” marker.
http://www.cmannphoto.com/2008_Olympics/GPS/pages/08BOGOC018813.htm (http://www.cmannphoto.com/2008_Olympics/GPS/pages/08BOGOC018813.htm)

This camera would pan and tilt as the horse and rider would go by. At first the camera was covered with clear plastic that reflected the stadium lights. They then covered it with this green covering and tried to hide it a little better with the plants.

Anyway, sorry that I was not able to keep up with the daily galleries, but the hours and need to satisfy the obligations prevented me from making them available right after the competitions. I am in the process of posting all the galleries that I was not able to get up before now. So check back over the next couple days to find more galleries from the Games.

Thanks again to everyones kind comments. I glad you all have enjoyed viewing them.

VIRidingAcademy
Aug. 25, 2008, 12:57 PM
wanted to add my heartfelt appreciation for your generosity in posting these whilst the olympics were underway.

Lovely photos, many thanks.

Jason Laumbach
VI Riding Academy