This week in Blipfoto - A final shot at glory
8th June 2012
Last month we offered the chance to win a money-can't-buy photography prize, teaming up with UK Athletics to give you a go at becoming an accredited photographer at the Aviva 2012 Trials.
We were looking for action shots that reflected the athletes' dedication to their sport. Of course, it's not just athletes that have these attributes, so what the winning pictures had to show was "a sense of movement", "action" or a "determination to succeed".
From this shortlist, only one lucky Blipper will win the opportunity to be there at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium (between 22nd-24th June), with the runner-up receiving an Olypmus Tough TG-610 camera. The third placed Blipper will get signed UK Athletics kit.
You can vote for your winning entry by visiting the UK Athletics Facebook page and "liking" your favourite shots.
See the nominationed images below
Meanwhile, the Boffins at Blipfoto like to keep themselves busy. You may have noticed already, but in case you haven't, we have updated the navigation on the Calendar. Now, if you click on the Month, a menu will appear, which allows you to jump from month to month with ease. Saving your poor mouse-clicking finger from repetitive strain injuries...
The gentleman is 91 and his girlfriend is 89. They first met as teenagers, but they lost contact when he went to fight in the war. Just five years ago they found each other again and, after all this time, the love was still there. He says he hopes to marry her one day.
An auction at the fish market in Gaza. The fishermen are animated. And rightly so. Not only do they have to try to sell their fish at a good price, but they have to contend with harassment and being shot at by the Israeli Navy. And severe rations on fuel. The man in the middle looks as though he may have lost all hope.
The infamous Red Road Flats in Glasgow. The flats - built in a spirit of optimism for the future - are now ready for demolition. The skeletons of these enormous tower blocks are perhaps a monument to the failed social housing experiment of the 60s. A monument that is soon to be wiped off the face of the earth. Unfortunately the problems that this, and other similar experiments created will last for generations.
As one building goes down, another rises... And the optimism that engulfs this building - and many other new arenas around London - is palpable. This impressive scaffolding structure is just part of the equestrian stadium in Greenwich Park. Once it is finished the views for spectators will be stunning, taking in Queen's House and the Naval College to Canary Wharf. Let's hope that the legacy of the Olympics can match the current excitement.
Lastly, this week saw a once in a lifetime solar phenomenon - The Transit of Venus.
It was captured across the world on Blipfoto, so we thought that we would share some of the photos with you. View our Collection.