Sometimes, a picture says it all.
There’s been a lot of talk about photography will fade because of things like Instagram video and Vine, but that’s nonsense.
Video can be beautiful, but it can never freeze a moment in time like a great photo.
Look at Serena, leaping high, frozen in time and a vision of pure emotion and celebration. There’s a lot of emotion captured in this still image.
Now look at the actual clip. She was off the ground for a fraction of a second. Her jumping is frantic and rushed, as you’d expect. But when time is frozen, the moment can be magnified.
And here’s a gif of Rafa doing his fist pump on match point (after nearly falling on his butt, hehe).
Congrats to both of these champions. And for the effort they put into their game.