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Nice Group Fitness Classes photos

A few nice group fitness classes images I found:

Blonde Girls Doing Yoga Poses -7936
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Image by Edson Hong
Photo by Edson Hong

Zumba Dance Class
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Image by Edson Hong
ZUMBA! These are actual club members, not actors. There was no hair or makeup, just a group of members who actually take the class since the marketing campaign these images will be used for is all about the members. Having said that, I had to do a lot more directing than usual but it helped everyone feel comfortable. We had to hang everyone from strings to get the shot right, jk.

Setup: AB800 at 1/2 power into softbox (left) for key, AB400 at full power pointed to ceiling (right) for simulated ambient and ABR800 ring flash at 1/2 power on camera for fill. 19mm focal length at f/10 to try and decrease capture of the harsh fluorescent lighting.

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Taking photos in Singapore

Some cool online fitness images:

Taking photos in Singapore
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Image by Jimmy McIntyre – Editor HDR One Magazine
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Travel Diary Day 18
(My travel Blog – strange-lands.com/daily/2012/07/30/taking-pictures-on-the…)

Today was the first day of my new fitness regime. My goal is to not get any fatter – a modest aim, some would say.

I did 50 lengths in the pool. That sounds like quite an achievement. The pool is 5 metres long. I did 250 metres. However, to counter the boredom of doing 100 metres in one go. I had two swimming sessions; one in the morning and one in the late afternoon. In between I ate unhealthy food. But I also had some yoghurt.

I always thought travelling would be action packed when I was younger – not working on a computer all day. But now I try to pace myself. I’m 30 for crying out loud. I could die at any minute. Plus I’m working on various projects so I have to balance my work life with travelling and photography.

Today’s Photo – A couple taking pictures on the pier in Singapore

I’m still working through my photos from Singapore. I took over 1,000. I may use 10-15 in the end.

We walked past this couple as they were taking pictures of themselves on the boardwalk just as the sun was setting. It looked they were composing the shot quite nicely in my opinion.

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Image by jaredpolin
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I am back with another 5 Minute Portrait and this time around my goal was to capture a YouTube Thumbnail for a fitness video with Maria.

Thumbnails on YouTube are very important and can be the difference between getting people to watch your video or not. But a lot of people tend to try and cheat their thumbnail by selecting it to be something that has nothing to do with the video itself.

In this case my goal was to capture a killer thumbnail for an ab workout video with Maria. Maria is looking to create A Fitness YouTube Channel so I helped out by filming a few videos for her. Since we already had her video shoot in the can it only made sense to take photos in the same situations for the thumbnail.

The photo shoot went pretty smoothly as you will see from the photos in the video and below. But I ran into a major issue when I attempted to import the files from the CF card to the computer. Somehow the card ended up getting corrupted and could not be read by any computer. I would think this was mostly my fault for putting the card in the card reader and removing it a bunch of times without ever actually exporting the photos. I exported the video before but not the photos. And yes if you are wondering I did eject the card before removing it from the card reader.

I was pretty bummed that I lost the files but I figured I would try and recover them like I have heard many people have done. I first attempted using the Pro recovery software from Sandisk and that was not able to recover anything. I than found a different one online which I purchased and it had success in pulling hundred of files.

It found all of the photos from Maria’s photo shoot along with hundreds of other photos going back months. Now it did not find any RAW images but it did find jpegs which is better than nothing. If this was a professional shooting I would not have been totally SOL. Sure the files that it recovered would not be good enough for much more than an 8×10 they were perfectly usable for online use.

Nice Fitness Courses photos

Some cool fitness courses images:

Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program
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Image by The U.S. Army
One of the five posters available to help promote understanding about the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program. The poster can be downloaded from the program’s Web site: www.Army.mil/csf.

See more at www.army.mil

A new course: resilience school to open on Fort Jackson

Camp Taji obstacle course
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Image by The U.S. Army
As the sun rises, Soldiers weave through an obstacle course on Camp Taji, Iraq, March 23, 2010. The soldiers, assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division’s, Company F, 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, worked together to complete the challenges during eight events. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Travis Zielinski

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Sweet Home Hua Hin
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Image by Shaojin+AT
Picture: Scenery around Wat Huay Mongkol
Location: Hua Hin, Thailand

Hua Hin (Thai: หัวหิน, IPA: [hǔa hǐn]) is a famous beach resort town in Thailand, in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula, some 200 km south of Bangkok. It has a population of 84,883 in an area of 911 km², and is one of eight districts (Amphoe) of the Prachuap Khiri Khan province.
Hua Hin is closely associated with the Thai royalty. Merely 25 kilometers apart, Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan province enjoys a wealth of satellite attractions; prominent among them are national parks and historical cities.

History
In 1834, before the name Hua Hin was coined, some agricultural areas of Phetchaburi Province were hit by severe drought. A group of farmers moved southward until they found a small village that had bright white sands and a row of rocks along the beach. They settled here and gave it the name Samore Riang (Thai สมอเรียง), which mean rows of rock.
In 1921 the director of the state railway, Prince Purachatra, built the Railway Hotel close to the beach. King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) liked the place so much that he built a summer palace there. The palace was named Wang Klai Kang Won (‘Far from Worries’). It is now the full-time residence of His Majesty the King of Thailand. His Royal Highness Prince Krom Phra Naresworarit was the first member of the royal family to build a group of palaces at Ban Laem Hin, called Sukaves, and he give the name Hua Hin to the beach next to his palace.
In 1932 Hua Hin was part of Pran Buri district. In 1949 Hua Hin was promoted to be a district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province. After the building of southern railway, Hua Hin became the first and most popular beach resort of Thailand.
[edit]Hua Hin Town

Hua Hin Town (เทศบาลเมืองหัวหิน) is on the coast of Hua Hin District. With an area around 86.36 km², the town has 50,169 inhabitants. It is a popular beach resort getaway for Bangkok residents. The Railway Hotel, now more generally known as The Sofitel Hotel, is a famous old building which was used as The Hotel Pnom Phen in the film "The Killing Fields".
[edit]Climate

Hua Hin has a tropical climate with high humidity and occasional rain. It is typically pleasant. Generally, the cool season is from November to February. The hottest months are March thru May. The rainy season begins in June and ends in October, however, since the weather is tropical, the rain outbursts are short, sporadic and heavy.
[edit]Location

The district to the north is Cha Am. The district to the south is Amphoe Pran Buri.
[edit]Administration

Hua Hin district is located in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province and consists of 2 sub-districts; Hua Hin and Nong Khae. At the top of Hua Hin administration is Lord Mayor of Hua Hin Jira Pongpaibul. He is supported by three Vice Mayors Khun Artikhun Bootying, Khun Suwit Liennloongrueng and Dr. Roongroch Srilueng-Swasdi. President of Hua Hin Assembly is Khun Pathom Pudam and Vice President of Hua Hin Assembly is Khun Prapa Nortes.

Attractions
Hua Hin Beach (ชายหาดหัวหิน) Hua Hin Beach extends some five kilometers southwards from a rocky headland until Kao Takiap, a southern headland where a Buddhist temple clings to the cliffs.
Hua Hin Railway Station (สถานีรถไฟหัวหิน) This is Thailand’s most beautiful train station. The wooden building used to be a royal pavilion in Sanamchan Palace, Nakhon Pathom province. It was rebuilt at Hua Hin in 1968.
Nightly Street Market (ตลาดโต้รุ่งหัวหิน) a popular shopping market allowing people the opportunity for shopping, native-style seafood cooked on the spot and to witness local people’s lifestyle.
Takiap Hill (เขาตะเกียบ) This hill, 4 kilometers from Hua Hin town, supports Buddhist temples and offers a commanding view of the resort, particularly early in the morning.
Hin Lek Fai Hill (เขาหินเหล็กไฟ) Situated 3 kilometers west of Hua Hin district, Khao Hin Lek Fai or Flint Mountain is 162 meters high. On the mountaintop, there is a public park and scenic spots from where the scenery of Hua Hin and its surrounding area is visible.
Tao Hill (เขาเต่า) 13 kilometers south of Hua Hin, there is a 1- kilometer branch road on the left which leads to the spot with two beaches called Hat Sai Noi and Hat Sai Yai. Khao Tao is a trditional fishing village that also boasts spectacular temples.
Pa La-u Waterfall (น้ำตกป่าละอู) This 11-tier scenic waterfall, some 60 kilometres west of Hua Hin, is located within a yearlong verdant forest where various kinds of birds and butterflies are found, especially in the morning.

The statue of Luang Pu Thuat at Wat Huay Mongkol
Spirit Houses of Brassiere Beach were, according to legend, built to appease the spirit of a fisherman’s daughter who was once torn to pieces and her breasts fell into the sea. She was killed because she was desired by too many men. Until this day, the locals still hang brassieres to the spirit houses, but now they just pray for good luck.
Wat Huay Mongkol was home to the immensely popular monk Luang Pu Thuat was famed for his ‘miracles’. Commissioned by the Queen of Thailand, Wat Huay Mongkol houses the largest statue of Luang Phor Thuat in Thailand in a park-like setting. 10. Suan Son Pradiphat Beach, 8 km south of Hua Hin, is a peaceful location which is owned by the Army Welfare Office.
Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is the only vineyard in the area is located 45 minutes from downtown. It offers spectacular views, a restaurant and wine tasting of the local Monsoon Valley Wines.
[edit]Activities

Kiteboarders at Hua Hin beach
Popular activities in Hua Hin include:fishing, eco-cruising, kite-boarding, fitness, martial arts, elephant camping, Thai massage, spa, cooking courses, trekking, walking, cycling, diving, snorkeling, creative arts, water sports, pony-riding and golf.
Golf in particular is becoming especially popular, with Hua Hin increasingly being recognized as one of Thailand’s premier golfing destinations. The town hosted its first Asian tour event in 2009 at the new Black Mountain course, while other first class courses in easy reach include Royal Hua Hin, Banyan, Palm Hills, Majestic Creek, Lake View and Springfield. There are several driving ranges.
Some foreign tourists go to Hua Hin and learn something like Thai cooking or Thai boxing.
Hua Hin has close to perfect kiteboarding conditions. There are shallow warm water, consistent wind 12-20 knots, almost flat water and many kiteschools and shops.
[edit]Shopping
Hua Hin is a popular place for shopping including contemporary art handicrafts, hand-woven printed cotton, silk fabric silk weaving, embroidery, basket making, pottery, wood carving, gemstones and jewelry (including sapphires and rubies). There is also a large shopping mall called Market Village
[edit]Local Products
Hua Hin’s most famous local product is Khommaphat printed cotton which can be made into shirts, handkerchiefs, wraps, even elephants or fish, as well as decorative pieces such as pillows, bags and fans. Other local products include hand-woven cotton and a traditional Hua Hin-style duster.
[edit]Nightlife
Most foreign-oriented nightlife is centred on Soi Bintabaht and Soi Selakam, where many typical beer bars are found. There are also the usual discothèques, karaoke bars, live music venues, hotel bars and even a lady-boy cabaret, the Blue Angel. The pace of nightlife is much slower than in the larger western-oriented towns of Pattaya and Patong, while the proximity to the Royal Palace means that there are no go-go bars.

Source from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hua_Hin