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20km charity race with plenty of fortitude!
20km charity race with plenty of fortitude!

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 7 Heavenly Virtues (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF for Canon
Location: nr. Colne, Yorkshire
Date: Feb 11, 2006
Aperture: F/3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400 sec
Galleries: Sports, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2006

These guys are mad, the temperature was -2c, they had already run 10km and had another 10km to go. Needless to say I wasn't running, I pulled up the car when I saw them and took a couple of pictures.

Crop, levels, removed the telegraph poles, put them back in as I realised it was basic editing!!!!, saturation, USM, resize

Place: 93 out of 124
Avg (all users): 4.7957
Avg (commenters): 5.4000
Avg (participants): 4.6939
Avg (non-participants): 4.8226
Views since voting: 931
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 235
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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02/28/2006 12:29:51 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Before I start, I just want to compliment you on your Country Life entry, HOme Time. Spectacular seeing and great capture. That dog frisking along in the rear put 'the frosting on the cake' for the story portrayed in that image.

Okay, back to the matter at hand. You did something very difficult here, you isolated the runners beautifully from the landscape. Each of them stands out against the desolation of the terrain. The path, where it shows, looks forbidding, and the viewer wonders how these people know where to go next. Thus becoming part of the story.

YOu didn't score very well on this image, and I sat here for a long time trying to figure out why. I can give you a couple of my best guesses, and you take it from there. First: Perhaps the image, overall, is a bit dark or murky on the screen? Second: I wonder how powerful this image would have been with a different crop. I tried it about halfway between the frame edge and the telephone poles and, again, below the poles. A horizontal orientation seemed to work pretty well.

Whatever your score, you have again told a good story and this image is certainly a keeper.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/18/2006 09:26:35 PM
Great job capturing the event. I love the use of the rule of thirds.
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02/18/2006 12:01:05 PM
i had a hard time with this image, as it has a lot of potential, but for some reason its missing something. emotion or some unqualitative aspect that i couldn't put my finger on. the premise is good, i'm just not sure what i'm supposed to be focusing on. i think if there was a more clear path/road that they were following, it would clarify the depth/distance that these people are taking, but instead it just looks like a big empty field that they are running away from something unbeknownst to the viewer. it makes me think, should i be running too? is there a bear? :)
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02/17/2006 09:03:52 PM
I like the vertical composition - makes it seem a long and desolate race. Fortitude indeed.
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02/17/2006 08:32:11 PM
Fortitude is implied even without the title - like the color against the dullish hillside!
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02/15/2006 05:03:33 PM
Unique idea
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