Pole vaulting pictures have always interested me on two levels. First, it seems incredibly dangerous. I'm amazed at how brave the competitors are. Second, I like how the event provides photographers with all the diagonal lines. It's one of the main ingredients of good sports photography.
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Ireland's Victoria Pena competes in the women's pole vault qualifications at the 2010 European Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona on July 28, 2010.