Rio 2016: Times Like This – by Guy Rhodes

Aug 5, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Fireworks launch over the stadium during the opening ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Maracana. Mandatory Credit: Guy Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 5, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Fireworks launch over the stadium during the opening ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Maracana. Mandatory Credit: Guy Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Photographer Guy Rhodes is in Rio covering the Olympics and shares how he managed to get a beautiful shot of the opening ceremony fireworks.

Over the past couple of days, I’ve become keenly aware of something quite profound occurring here in Rio – I feel removed from myself, almost as if I’m dreaming. I should probably clarify that I still feel like myself, in essence. However, being immersed in such a foreign (both literally and figuratively) land has given me a feeling best described of having an outer-mind experience. Matters that I was concerned with at home just days ago seem trivial to me now. The experiences I’ve had here in just a few days since arriving have been quite thought-provoking and filled with some much-needed perspective. My experience yesterday covering fireworks during the opening ceremony only compounded this feeling.

Continue reading and see more photos on Guy’s blog.

Rio

A view of Rio from the road leading to the favela of Santa Teresa.

Aug 5, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Fireworks launch over the stadium during the opening ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Maracana. Mandatory Credit: Guy Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 5, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Fireworks launch over the stadium during the opening ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Maracana. Mandatory Credit: Guy Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Rio

Please support The Photo Brigade!


You're awesome and that's why we work hard to bring you quality content, gear reviews, and guides. If you're interested in purchasing any of the equipment or services mentioned in our posts, please use our links as we will receive a portion of the sale to help run the blog. You can also search for gear directly via Amazon, B&H, and Adorama.

Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and listen to our podcasts on iTunes!

Comments

comments