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garo



Registered: December 2010
Posts: 70
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As a runner back in my good knee days I knew where to catch some of the emotion from the runners....at mile 20. This is sometimes called the wall. The reason is most runners train for a marathon by running between 18-20 miles at the maximum. So they seldom know what faces them during the next 10K of the race. This is gut check time as the body wants to quit, but the mind makes you grind it out (hitting the wall). The wall is where a lot of them stop running and walk to the finish if indeed they finish. The last 6.2 miles seem like 50 miles.
· Date: Sat March 12, 2011 · Views: 565 ·
Keywords: marathon, running, sports, sepia, garo
Camera Make / Model: Nikon D300
Lens Make / Focal Length: Nikon 70-200mm/2.8 VRII @ f/2.8
State / Coluntry / Area Image Taken: Little Rock, AR
Country Image Taken
United States of America
Processing Software Applications Used
CS5/Silver Efex Pro 2

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yashica boy

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 296
Sat March 12, 2011 5:41pm

Shows the determination to go on well suited to black & white
Best regards


Richard G
janper44

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,666
Sat March 12, 2011 6:00pm

A really determined look in the man's face as the finally 6 miles unfolds in front of him.


I remember taking a picture of the two leaders in Manitoba Marathon at about the 20 mile post in 2009... the two had run shoulder to shoulder for nearly 20 miles and were at least a mile ahead of the next nearest runner. By the end of the race one of the two was the winner while the other never finished the race... I guess one hit the wall and quit while the other runner ran right through the wall to victory.


jan
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jodice

Registered: August 2009
Posts: 74
Sat March 12, 2011 7:05pm

He looks vert determined to keep going. Great catch Gary!!!
veejaycee

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Sat March 12, 2011 8:41pm

This head-on shot has much more of feeling of a marathon run for me. It also allows you to use the 70-200mm to throw the BG oof and the picture is concentrated on the pained expression of the runner. The use of B+W avoids distracting coloured elements and is a good choice for this.
An excellent image which shows well the spirit and the pain of a marathon.
EzHighway

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 59
Sun March 13, 2011 12:13am

Another superb capture, as are all your shots, keep em coming.

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