A Tennis Serve Sure Looks Beautiful in Super Slo-Mo Photography

By Gerald Lynch on at

There are few sports as gruelling as tennis, requiring precision skills and the stamina to plough through games that can span days at a time. It can be hard to appreciate the ballet-like grace of a top tennis star when watching on TV or from the sidelines, but French photographer John-Yves Lemoigne's photo series captures it beautifully.

Lemoigne achieved the wave-like effect by using a long exposure setting on his camera whilst the player moved in front of a pulsing strobe light. You're left with a series of burst images that, when laid on top of each other, give you a great insight into just how fluid the movements of a skilled tennis player are. [John-Yves Lemoigne via Laughing Squid]