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Friday, December 02, 2011

Photohunters: Ripped


I did a double take the first time I heard the word ripped being used on an advertisement for a body building program.
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When I googled the word ripped, I read that it is a term which can be used for a low fat to higher muscle ratio so it doesn't have to mean bulky muscles.
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It still seems like a strange use of the word ripped but it helped me come up with something that would be easy in terms of finding photographs in my archives for the ripped theme.
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When people are running, biking or exercising at the parks and on the trails near me, I don't get in their face with my camera.
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I do sometimes photograph people working on ripped muscles when I'm a ways back from them doing slightly stealth photography.
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I still find the idea of ripped being used as a positive term for conditioning strange.
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To me ripped sounds more like it would mean pulling a muscle as opposed to conditioning it.
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By the way, these shots are ones I took in a variety of seasons and none are very recent shots. Click for the home of photohunters.

12 comments:

Sue said...

It is a strange use of the word isn't it??? These are great pics though and absolutely work with the theme. Happy photo hunting, and happy weekend! I wonder what next week's theme will be :)

Cezar and Léia said...

So nice to see all people in motion there, great action in these pictures!
And the park is beautiful!
hugs
Léia

Mar said...

I felt very lost with this week's theme, you did wonderfully, Carver!!
And indeed, it sounds more like pulling a muscle.

ripped

Photo Cache said...

this is a fabulous take. i found the theme difficult, but you managed to post the ripped i was thinking in my head.

happy weekend.

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Liz said...

Great take on the theme. Have a fabulous weekend.

Liz @ MLC

Annie said...

I agree, it's a strange way to talk about people trying to get in shape. You've got a great collection of pics that work for it!

Rambling Woods said...

I should have done this one as I ripped my favorite pair of jeans..But yours is a much better take on the them carver..

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Hi & Greetings! Trust this finds you in high spirits. Thanks for beautiful series of pictures. I am simply ripped by the explanations:) Please visit my latest post. Regards Ram

YTSL said...

Hi Carver --

I'm with you re feeling funny about the term ripped being used in relation to muscular bodies, preferring to take photos of people without their faces being visible -- AND having used photos taken a while back for this week's Photo Hunt entry! :)

ancient one said...

Love the way you used the theme for your photos this week. :)

jams o donnell said...

All those ripped bodies! THe last time I was ripped was a couple of years ago when I fell down a few stairs and ruptured my quadriceps tendon. I was in a cast for for six weeks and off work for four months!

Gattina said...

You found nice interpretations of the word !

As TNChick doesn't continue, I start next week with "Photo Hunting" exactly the same as "Photo Hunters" but with a new logo and I'll try to make up a link list. The theme list is already done and will be published next week. If you want to join leave your link in Mr. Linky !
The Photo Hunting takes place here