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What else would you do on a Saturday morning......
What else would you do on a Saturday morning......

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sports III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Bussellton, Western Australia
Date: May 5, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Sports, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2007

The first of the 900 starters in the West Australian Busselton half Ironmen-Triathalon challenge on Saturday 5th May get ready for a start at 8am..... Cold Water...and rain...apparently perfect conditions.....! 3hrs and 58 mins later after a 1.9k swin, a 90k bike ride and 21k run the winner would be known.... what else would you do on a wet Saturday morning....?

Place: 6 out of 230
Avg (all users): 7.0864
Avg (commenters): 8.5455
Avg (participants): 6.9487
Avg (non-participants): 7.1620
Views since voting: 2903
Views during voting: 409
Votes: 220
Comments: 41
Favorites: 15 (view)

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07/14/2008 03:00:30 AM
Apologies - I thought I'd added this to my favorites long ago. A magnificent photograph - glad to see you had it printed as part of the set. I'd imagine it looks quite awesome printed!
01/25/2008 09:06:00 AM
Excellent! I love Saturday morning races, too! 5K, 10K, That's my Joy! :)
05/22/2007 07:29:38 AM
This is a BRILLIANT image! Well done.
05/19/2007 10:13:40 PM
Something gigantic and massive about this group effort. What a capture. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
05/17/2007 08:45:45 AM
This awesome. Could be a photo from the 1920's. I like the b&w.
05/17/2007 03:54:52 AM
Great photgraphy.

I'm impressed...

05/17/2007 03:49:13 AM
Hey there from the Critique Club

So, what is there that I could possibly add here other than I think your horizon may be tilted a hair? I do see that corinne also added a silly comment to yours as well. I am left to assume that the word 'sport' means something totally different in her native language. I do like this capture a lot! It is my absolute favorite in this challenge, closely followed by this one:

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Notice that corinne left a really original comment there as well. You did a fantastic job with every aspect of this image (save the slight tilt that I think I see). You were far underscored with this one, but duotone images are often overlooked on DPC. Still, fantastic work, and I look forward to more.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a critique on your entry,
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/17/2007 12:58:07 AM
I must say i'm humbled by the comments, thank you. We've made a 5 shot set and mounted them for my Daughters boy-friend who took part ( Oh, and came 11th in his age group ) which features this and shots of him through the Tri, again all down in B&W, which looks good, especially teh facial expressions.

Message edited by author 2007-05-17 00:58:40.
05/16/2007 08:44:00 PM
Still my pick for a blue. Would not have been disappointed if this had beaten me at all...
05/16/2007 06:01:19 PM
Underrated IMO> Fantastic shot.
05/16/2007 05:59:42 PM
Most compelling sports story unveiled here! :) Easily the most original take to the challenge and exceptional masterpiece! Congratulations!
05/16/2007 08:18:19 AM
Oh WOW!!! Fantastic shot!! Great deep dof and beautiful b/w tonings ......makes you feel the cold of the water!!
05/16/2007 04:40:22 AM
Well deserved ranking, repeat my remarks about lovely B&W treatment of photo and general atmosphere of scene.
05/16/2007 12:58:43 AM
Excellent shot and a great story. Congrats on 6th place.
05/16/2007 12:23:51 AM
This was my pick for the blue by a long shot. Awesome capture.
05/16/2007 12:18:18 AM
6th Place.....I'm chuffed, thanx to all who voted......Now must try harder!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2007 06:22:36 AM
Tells a story very well. Interested to learn more. 9.
05/15/2007 12:48:21 AM
Amazing shot. Tones are just great. Love it. 10
05/14/2007 11:13:21 PM
Very nice photograph. Its almost a sports-oriented landscape shot. Nicely done and nice choice for the black and white. 9.
05/13/2007 08:48:25 PM
this is a great perspective - the mass of humanity is amazing - i love how they are all getting prepared - stretching, moving, planning the swim
05/13/2007 04:24:40 PM
Great shot that tells a story. And with the dark suits and bright caps, the black and white processing works perfectly.
05/13/2007 12:22:56 PM
Very good black and white conversion. Excellent shot with a very cool perspective.
05/12/2007 09:08:50 PM
I don't believe what I'm seeing. 1000 people dressed in black with white swimming caps? And what's with the right arms raised? Well, I must get on with the voting, can't stay here all night. 10 for being a real show-stopper!
05/11/2007 05:08:07 PM
one of my favorites to win this challenge! Great greyscale and composition!
05/11/2007 02:59:55 PM
Great retro with B/W work. Franklin
05/11/2007 10:31:43 AM
Cool perspective, very nice B&W photo.
05/10/2007 10:19:16 PM
wow. great scale and excellent shot.
05/10/2007 05:36:15 PM
Favorite so far. Bump to 10 and a fav.
05/10/2007 12:32:20 PM
My highest rated photo. Amazing host. Almost a perfect 10, a 9 do to compression artifacts. Very minor though to a stunning photo.
05/10/2007 10:16:58 AM
Excellent. This is one I wish I could say I took.
05/10/2007 09:53:03 AM
Very classic style to this photo. I never thought a bunch of people standing around in swim caps could be so cool. Excellent job!
05/10/2007 09:00:07 AM
Great shot! Really captures an early morning TRI! I realize why you had to go B&W as well. Great choice!
05/10/2007 07:29:17 AM
Back to comment and to bump: This is my favorite image in the challenge. Great visual impact and a fun image to explore. 10
05/10/2007 03:30:50 AM
Very good. I like the choice of B/W.
05/10/2007 01:03:39 AM
love it
05/09/2007 04:20:18 PM
Nice b/w effect and composition. Good luk
05/09/2007 01:54:07 PM
great capture--top 10 for sure
05/09/2007 09:34:33 AM
Despite being a nice photograph, this entry does not fall within the parameters of this weeks challenge (action). That being said, I must judge this photograph accordingly. :-(
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/09/2007 06:53:45 AM
dude, i hope this ribbons this is very good, perfect for b&w
05/09/2007 04:59:19 AM
great story happening here...great as a b and w...love it 9
05/09/2007 01:47:22 AM
wow, love this

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