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» Home » Monthly Competition (CLOSED) » 2005 » PhotographyBLOG Competition #19: Speed Slide Show

Speed Racer

Speed Racer

This shot was not cropped at all. After 26 miles, she was running very fast to get to the finish line and was very close to me. No time to frame a perfect shot, with her moving forward, up and down, and occasionally sideways (she was VERY tired). I felt very fortunate to get this shot. I am still moved when I think of her incredible spirit.



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Registered: March 2004
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Date: Fri May 20, 2005
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Dimensions: 600 x 409
Keywords: marathon runner people member general

wow. great shot. i like how she is jumping out of the picture almost. briliant colours and the edges and focus of the runner stand out superbly. like you say, a very lucky capture!
#1 Fri May 20, 2005 8:08pm

Dramatic shot!
#2 Fri May 20, 2005 8:27pm

Rangy Lil
Awesome capture of a powerful moment. Moved is your discriptive word, aptly put for your speedy shot. Great Pan in all directions. Well done.
Be Cool, don't freeze...
#3 Fri May 20, 2005 8:29pm

wow - fantastic capture. super shutter and panning to get just enough blur and such great sharpness on the runner. your framing is spot on just enough in front and a little behind. love that you got the rails too. The image tells the whole story 8)
#4 Sun May 22, 2005 9:02pm

brilliant i love this. lovely rich colours. great emotion. really reminds me of the sort of advertising shots you get for olympics etc. excellent.

Matt Roffe




#5 Sun May 29, 2005 10:46am

I don't give tens, but there is always an exception to the rule.
#6 Thu June 2, 2005 7:33am

Thanks all, appreciate the comments and glad you took the time to really look.
#7 Fri June 3, 2005 10:50pm

outstanding Thumbs Up!
"Leave the gun. Take the canolies." ...Frank
#8 Sat June 4, 2005 3:33pm

Rangy Lil
Congratulations ET! Beautiful lasting image.
Be Cool, don't freeze...
#9 Sat June 4, 2005 4:58pm

Congratulations etfon!!! I hope you send a copy to her.
#10 Sun June 5, 2005 10:12pm

You better get a shot in the Pixmania competition and go for the hat-trick
#11 Mon June 6, 2005 10:32am

congrats etfon,one of your best Thumbs Up!
"Leave the gun. Take the canolies." ...Frank
#12 Mon June 6, 2005 5:01pm

Congratulations etfon911
#13 Mon June 6, 2005 5:05pm

Very nice to hear from all of you. Really appreciate your kindness. There is NOTHING better. Desertpea, did contact the marathon people and am trying to get in touch with her. P.S. She did sign a release re photos so it's OK to post. I checked on that.
#14 Wed June 8, 2005 2:15am

Its a 10 great shot the picture speaks
#15 Wed July 6, 2005 7:39am

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