Sunday, May 29, 2011

Special Olympics Summer Games 2011

The amount of manpower, work, organization and devotion involved in putting on these games of the Special Olympics is tremendous.  I remember being in awe at its magnitude when I first got involved with taking pictures at these events.  But it is so worth it. It is so worth it to witness the joy, pride and feelings of accomplishments felt by these special athletes. It is so worth it knowing that their very best efforts are being rewarded.  It is so worth it to watch the camaraderie formed by all involved.  It is often very touching.  And it never fails.  I cry every time.























K and S said...

awesome shots!

Leslie's pics said...

Wow, you braved another year! I feel like such a slacker! Awesome pics...looks like it was fun!

jalna said...

Thanks Kat!

Thanks Les. Come join me next year!

Erick said...

Love the emotion in your shots! Great captures, super job. I agree with you too, this is the most satisfying shoot every year.

jalna said...

Thanks Erick. Trying to capture the emotion is my favorite part of shooting this event. And yes, it's very satisfying.

Betty Townsend said...

How awesome!

jalna said...

It is, Betty!

SW said...

Those are really great. You sure know how to capture emotion and joy in people's faces. Great pics~! I'm so glad we got to meet on Saturday.

jalna said...

Thanks Shun Wah. I'm glad we met up too, but too bad it was only for a short while.

moonglow186 said...

Hi Jalna,
I'm not sure if you received my earlier comment about the awesome pic of my son at the olympic games. He was running, wore a yellow vikings tshirt with a huge smile. Is there a way I could order photos from you? Please email me at Thanks much! Joy

jalna said...

Hi Joy! Sorry, don't know why I never got your original comment. I loooved how your son seemed to be enjoying the run. I'm so glad I was able to capture it. I'll e-mail you the full-sized image and you'll be able to have it printed at Costco or Sam's or wherever.

moonglow186 said...

Jalna, Thank you so much again for capturing the great photo of Brian running! We look forward to receiving your email with the photo. Take Care & God Bless you! Mahalo nui, Joy

jalna said...

Hi Joy. I sent the picture to you via email on June 4. Does Yahoo have a limit on size? It's almost 8M large so I'm wondering if it didn't go through because of its large size. I'll cut the size in half and hopefully that will work.