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    Favorite Figure Skating Snapshots!

    I just realized that I've amassed a small collection of relatively high-resolution photographs of skaters over the past month (Thank goodness for Google). Just wanted to share some of my favorites.

    What are some of the favorites in your collection or memory? (They don't have to be on-ice photos either. Instagram's cool too. Heee.)

    Spread the love!

    Akiko Suzuki - "O" - http://i.imgur.com/Ok1aLf2.jpg
    Alissa Czisny - "La vie en rose" - http://i.imgur.com/rzcikXf.jpg
    Ashley Wagner - "Black Swan" - http://i.imgur.com/L9nOLWA.jpg
    Ashley Wagner - "Pollock" - http://i.imgur.com/5ChRWDy.jpg
    Ashley Wagner - "Samson & Delilah" - http://i.imgur.com/Gm3jE82.jpg
    Carolina Kostner - "Bolero" - http://i.imgur.com/G9nA9aw.jpg
    Carolina Kostner - "Concerto No. 23" - http://i.imgur.com/dJwrU8C.jpg
    Davis & White - "Die Fledermaus" - http://i.imgur.com/0IfIS3f.jpg
    Davis & White - "Fade into You" - http://i.imgur.com/VpLQ0l6.jpg
    Davis & White - "Giselle" - http://i.imgur.com/5Pz8ma0.jpg
    Davis & White - "Indian/Bollywood Medley" - http://i.imgur.com/40DDYTx.jpg
    Ilinykh/Katsalapov - "Don Quixote" - http://i.imgur.com/3fXQZNQ.jpg (What a pretty costume!)
    Kwan & Kim - "Hero" - http://i.imgur.com/RM417DH.jpg
    Mao Asada - "I Got Rhythm" - http://i.imgur.com/yfTnk0U.jpg
    Mao Asada - "Scheherazade" - http://i.imgur.com/duKSmlS.jpg
    Michelle Kwan - "Aranjuez" - http://i.imgur.com/umWuZCL.jpg
    Michelle Kwan - "Bolero" - http://i.imgur.com/sF3K8M5.jpg
    Michelle Kwan - "Tosca" - http://i.imgur.com/vMIjXE0.jpg
    Pang & Tong - "Paso Doble" - http://i.imgur.com/goXZwal.jpg (Whoa. My bad.)
    Rachael Flatt - "East of Eden (Black)" - http://i.imgur.com/75NQSVa.jpg
    Sasha Cohen - "Dark Eyes" - http://i.imgur.com/IQuAoGb.jpg
    Sasha Cohen - "Don't Rain on My Parade" - http://i.imgur.com/rV4uesg.jpg
    Sasha Cohen - "God Bless America" - http://i.imgur.com/jqvixXo.jpg (Could pass for a book or an album cover or something!)
    Sasha Cohen - "Malaguena" - http://i.imgur.com/hcwVLp9.jpg
    Shen & Zhao - "Adagio" - http://i.imgur.com/DllcEsy.jpg
    Shen & Zhao - "Adagio" (2) - http://i.imgur.com/owGcajk.jpg
    Shen & Zhao - "Who Wants to Live Forever" - http://i.imgur.com/u2mCEgH.jpg
    Shibutani/Shibutani - "Samba Medley" - http://i.imgur.com/lXcZowB.jpg
    Virtue & Moir - "And the Waltz Begins" - http://i.imgur.com/5qUPX0e.jpg
    Virtue & Moir - "Carmen" - http://i.imgur.com/1MGaBPK.jpg
    Yuna Kim - "Bond Medley" - http://i.imgur.com/vFKcJkI.jpg
    Yuna Kim - "Danse Macabre" - http://i.imgur.com/pO1fLt8.jpg
    Yuna Kim - "El Tango de Roxanne", 2012 exhibition dress - http://i.imgur.com/04bemKx.jpg
    Yuna Kim - "Homage de Korea" - http://i.imgur.com/vuKdKod.jpg
    Yuna Kim - "Les Miserables" - http://i.imgur.com/v0fkp0Z.jpg
    Yuna Kim - "Piano Concerto in F" - http://i.imgur.com/wS6CNtH.jpg

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    My favourites are Akiko's abd Caro's, but the most fascinating is I/K, Don Quijote... What a beautiful couple they were, when they trained with Zhulin...

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    Thanks so much for all these pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by venlac View Post
    It's Once upon a dream nice pic.

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    Gracie Gold - "Hernando's Hideaway" - http://espn.go.com/espnw/photos/gall...-photo-gallery

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    Favorite Figure Skating Snapshots!

    I just spent a really long time on a post, only for my internet to go out while trying to post it >.<

    BUT basically I realized that Angela Wang has not skated a completely clean short program at nationals ever (as far back as 2007 junior nationals). She has pulled up for her final placement in the free skate in every nationals except 2010. 10th to 9th in 2013, 16th to 8th in 2012, didn't go to nationals in 2011, 3rd to 7th in 2010, 5th to 3rd in 2009, 8th to 4th in 2008 [also got 1st in qualifying round with the free skate], And I don't remember her short program placement in 2007 junior nationals, but she ended up 7th, and had been 2nd in her qualifying round behind Keauna McLaughlin). Interestingly enough I found results all the way back to her 7th place in Juvenile in 2006 (lost a tie-breaker) where Nina Jiang at 8 years old was 12th.

    I also found the following pictures while digging around:
    Denny and Frazier 2005-2006
    http://www.usfsa.org/event_related_d...amps/pics1.htm
    Armin, Alex Z. and the Shibutanis 2004-2005
    http://www.usfsa.org/event_related_d...pics/pics3.htm
    Gracie Gold as a pair skater 2006-2007
    http://www.usfsa.org/event_related_d...stagepics5.htm
    Nina Jiang and Yasmin Siraj 2006-2007
    http://www.usfsa.org/event_related_d...vgirlsfree.htm
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 05-05-2013 at 02:15 PM.

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    Welcomer, Codester! Post often, post long!

    Cute pics of the young skaters.
    Last edited by Mathman; 05-05-2013 at 02:28 PM.

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    Ooh, more wonderful new pictures.

    Welcome, Codester.

    Look at the early picture of Gracie! She was poised even then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    Look at the early picture of Gracie! She was poised even then.
    Truly! In the top picture she's got her Michelle Kwan game face on.

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    Here some nice series of animated gifs as well (since we don't really use gifs on this forum).

    Figure skating parallel to "The Avengers" (2012) - http://lazy-sunday-morning.tumblr.co...hk-because-she
    • Reference: Man of Iron (Iron Man/Alexei Yagudin), Super Soldier (Captain America/Jeremy Abbott), God of Thunder (Thor/Stephane Lambiel), Another Stolen Relic (Loki/Johnny Weir), The Other Guy (The Hulk/Adam Rippon), A Couple of Master Assassins (Hawkeye/Brian Joubert and Black Widow/Yuna Kim)

    Davis/White - "Compilation of Lifts" - http://lazy-sunday-morning.tumblr.co...he-light-of-my
    Davis/White - "Giselle" (Grand Prix Final 2012) - http://lazy-sunday-morning.tumblr.co...lle-2012-grand
    Davis/White - "The Ice 2012 Dance Battle, Meryl vs. Charlie" - http://lazy-sunday-morning.tumblr.co...ryl-vs-charlie

    Pechalat/Bourzat - "Cats" (Worlds 2005) - http://lazy-sunday-morning.tumblr.co...rzat-cats-2005
    Virtue/Moir - "Carmen" (Worlds 2013) - http://lazy-sunday-morning.tumblr.co...ds-2013-carmen
    Virtue/Moir - "2012: Highs, Lows, and Everything in Between" - http://lazy-sunday-morning.tumblr.co...012-highs-lows
    Weaver/Poje - "Humanity in Motion" (Worlds 2013), picture - http://lazy-sunday-morning.tumblr.co...ng-a-beautiful
    Yuna Kim - "Bond Medley" (Skate America 2009) - http://lazy-sunday-morning.tumblr.co...es-bond-medley
    Yuna Kim - "3-3 combinations" - (Korean Nationals 2013) - http://lazy-sunday-morning.tumblr.co...rean-nationals
    Zijun Li - "Sleeping Beauty" (Worlds 2013) - http://lazy-sunday-morning.tumblr.co...er-first-world

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    Oh my gosh, I scout photos like crazy! Not just skating but magazine covers, album inserts/jackets, beauty ads, etc. I love collecting amazing images! To the thread creator, I definitely recommend Yahoo Image Search for skating images. They post lots of HQ pics (albeit watermarked) but most of the time, they can be easily cropped or photoshopped out.

    Here are a few of my personal favorites... (yes, I'm a D/W fan!)

    Belbin/Agosto 2007 Original Dance, Tango : This was the starting position for their OD and I've always remembered it because during their Cup of China performance, they got into this pose and Tanith very nearly kissed Ben for like a second! They played it off as part of the program but I've always, always remembered it because I was so tickled. Hehe!
    Davis/White 2007 Gala, Beyond the Sea : This program has special meaning for me because this 2007 Marshalls performance was the first time I ever saw them and I totally fell in love. They reminded me then of Anissina and Peizarat with Meryl's red tresses and Charlie's curly blond hair.
    Davis/White 2010 Original Dance, Indian Folk : I love this picture because we (or maybe just I) never saw these costumes in performance. It's obviously Vancouver, judging by the boards so I think it must have been an official practice or something. I've only ever seen Meryl's red dress but I know Charlie wore a black tunic in some of the tour stops they did following this season. Not sure if it was this particular one but it was black.
    Davis/White 2010 Free Dance, Phantom of the Opera
    Davis/White 2009 Free Dance, Samson et Delilah
    Davis/White 2011 Free Dance, Tango : This is the coolest spin ever. I marveled at it all season long and still marvel at it now. It was so innovative and obviously difficult--the commentators always raved about it.
    Davis/White 2012 Gala, Someone Like You
    Davis/White 2013 Free Dance, Notre Dame de Paris
    Sasha Cohen 2006 Short Program, Dark Eyes : I just thought this was super cool with the city name on the board behind her.
    Sasha Cohen, 2006 Long Program, Romeo & Juliet : I LOVE this picture because she started wobbling at the end of her final combination spin and there was an elegant crash landing to end the program with her on the ice like this instead of her usual ending position. She played it off so well though that unless you were familiar with the program, you probably didn't think anything of it. I love how she just went with it!
    Sasha Cohen, unknown program
    Yuna Kim, unknown program
    Michelle Kwan, 2005 Long Program, Bolero : This was the kiss and cry immediately after having solidified her 9th national title. Baller status!
    Michelle Kwan, 2005 Long Program, Bolero
    Michelle Kwan, 2005 Gala, You Raise Me Up : And no image collection is complete without a Michelle Kwan spiral. This now concludes my post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncchristine99 View Post
    Oh my gosh, I scout photos like crazy! Not just skating but magazine covers, album inserts/jackets, beauty ads, etc. I love collecting amazing images! To the thread creator, I definitely recommend Yahoo Image Search for skating images. They post lots of HQ pics (albeit watermarked) but most of the time, they can be easily cropped or photoshopped out.
    I use Google images and I just refine the search tools. Hehe. Thanks for sharing your stuff!

    (I'm a D/W fan too; I LOVE the "Beyond the Sea" picture!)

    Also, the picture of the "unknown program" for Sasha should be "Don't Rain on My Parade".

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