Friday, December 02, 2011
I did a double take the first time I heard the word ripped being used on an advertisement for a body building program.
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.
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.
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.
I do sometimes photograph people working on ripped muscles when I'm a ways back from them doing slightly stealth photography.
I still find the idea of ripped being used as a positive term for conditioning strange.
To me ripped sounds more like it would mean pulling a muscle as opposed to conditioning it.
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.