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By Mike Yoder
April 19, 2012
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A time-lapse of the 52 still photographs taken in 24 seconds of Thomas Robinson at the end of the KU loss to Kentucky in the national championship game.
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Slow news day?
I'm gonna miss this team
The sad thing about it is that there is a pack of 'artsy-fartsy' lefties at the LJW that think this is a highly intellectual and deeply profound work of art. Why else would they think this junk worthy of the front page?
What a waste of time and money. You realize some jackball got paid to sit there and edit/create a video of this?
Behind the Lens is a regular feature from our photographers, offering insights to the images and techniques readers don't necessarily see in the paper or online. Nobody claims a time-lapse video is "deeply profound," Pork_Ribs, nor "artsy-fartsy," but for KU fans and photography junkies, features like Behind the Lens allow them to have a deeper understanding of how news images are made.
Get over it.
It's 2012. Video is the "new thing" in case you haven't noticed--you apparently have internet access but haven't been paying attention. There's nothing about this piece that's out of the ordinary. It tells a story of how one of the iconic photos was selected.
The only thing wrong here is your bone headed ill-informed opinion.
For me, images are a part of the news, and an enjoyable "artsy" aspect as well. I often will look at just the images online as I appreciate the time and thought that go into creating such images. They can capture facts, emotions, questions...things that cannot always be conveyed in words. Thank you, Mike, and all the other photographers, for all of your great efforts. Angles, timing and heart (when you have one) combine to make for an amazing photograph.
I don't think there's anything wrong with this. Still motion sometimes captures emotion that video cannot. Still feels like a missed opportunity, but UK won fair & square.
Looking forward to T-Rob populating the ESPN highlight reels this fall.
Can we maybe take this image off the main ljworld page or maybe replace it with a less depressing one? It's been almost a month since the championship game and it's like salt in the wounds to see T-Rob all slunked over and devastated looking. It's nothing against "Behind the Lens", I just hate seeing that picture every time I get on ljworld to check the news in Lawrence.
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