Timing is everything, particularly in the case of amazing photography.
Webcams in peoples bedrooms and people caught having sex
With extreme sports it is the danger and challenge that tends to excite people.
Often the most amazing and bizarre images are taken right at the moment when disaster strikes.
Sometimes these are tragic and painful though some are just plain funny.
With conventional sports there is always the opportunity for comedy but also the potential for artful photography.
The spray of sand during a long-jump or that moment before the splash when someone is diving both provide a moment of calm in a fast-paced sport that is normally impossible to see.
In war it is often hard to find or revel in humor or traditional beauty.
Instead, it is often the images that capture grave or impressive moments in time that stir us most deeply.
This can come in the form of a rocket frozen in space or the geometry of a cloud of smoke from a tank.
With people comedy tends to be the rule and other things the exception.