Rio 2016: Olympics High

01_rio_0800816Aug 6, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Colombia forward Isabel Cristina Romero Benitez (left) gets a hand to her face by USA forward Nana Faavesi (center) as Faavesi runs the ball during a rugby sevens match between the USA and Colombia at Deodoro Stadium in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

As the beacon tower from the sleepy Afonsos Air Force Base across the way cuts through the hushed night with its rhythmic green and white winks, an inviting cool breeze from the mountains beyond brings an even more relaxed sensation to my apartment balcony. In truth, relaxed is the last adjective I expected to use a week ago as I prepared to travel to Brazil. On the first bus ride here, especially after witnessing the motorcycle fatality on the road, I completely expected to be on-edge and looking forward to returning home daily.

02_rio_0800816Following my memorable experience in the favela during the opening ceremonies, and after getting settled into the photographic groove with three days of Olympics events, I can definitely say that I am enjoying my experience here in Rio. That

Posted in Photography, Photojournalism, Rio Summer Olympics, Sports, Thoughts On Life by Guy Rhodes on August 9th, 2016.

2 Responses to “Rio 2016: Olympics High”

  1. Ben Clement says:

    Another winning entry, Guy. Your Olympic impressions are on par with any sports commentator NBC has to offer.

  2. David Joseph says:

    Much respeito Guy !!!