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The Special Olympic Games
The Special Olympic Games

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Challenge: Games II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Date: Apr 26, 2008
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2008

Wow a Posthumous Ribbon. Thanks a heap!!!

I was working at the Special Olympic Games here in Austin and about 11:30 I was able to sneak away and grab my camera for a few shots. The sun was starting to get harsh, but I like the way this one turned out.

Place: 14 out of 123
Avg (all users): 6.2249
Avg (commenters): 7.7692
Avg (participants): 6.3585
Avg (non-participants): 6.1638
Views since voting: 1231
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 169
Comments: 19
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05/12/2008 06:11:33 AM
Great shot Ron, I love the way the runner is captured, both feet of the ground, almost looming over the viewer but with a smile that could lighten the darkest day

Good strong colouring and a real feel good factor about this shot
05/05/2008 06:06:50 PM
05/05/2008 10:34:23 AM
The first one to grab my heart. No wonder you got the posthumous ribbon. Would've been terrific in "Every Picture Tells a Story," too. :) Congrats!
05/05/2008 09:15:12 AM
Didn't have much time this week and I didn't vote for this challenge...

That said...wonderful capture...the expression of joy and the fact that you caught him air borne as he's crossing the finishing line is fantastic.
05/05/2008 07:55:46 AM
Posthumous yellow AND 14th place! I'm glad to see this did well!

My fave part about this is that he is floating in air and looking at you at the same time. Wonderful!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/04/2008 11:08:18 PM
My pick for the red...great image! :)
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05/04/2008 11:05:20 PM
Wonderful capture. I like the shape of his shadow interacting with the shape of the number.

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05/04/2008 11:02:33 PM
One of the better ones this challenge. Well done!
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05/04/2008 10:23:32 PM
Awesome capture.
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05/03/2008 03:14:38 AM
Nicely captured!
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05/02/2008 11:54:39 PM
Excellent candid with vibrant colors and honest emotion. Nicely done! A seven for you.
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05/01/2008 02:17:35 PM
Great timing, great expression! The whole thing feels tilted just a tough to the left, but no biggie. I like it!
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04/30/2008 04:21:16 PM
Wonderful! Love this! Bumping this up. This truly embodies the spirit of the challenge best of all the entries and makes me smile, too.
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04/29/2008 07:26:03 PM
Priceless expression, good choice of lens for this.
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04/29/2008 03:12:32 PM
Great shot. This is what I call photojournalism at it's best.
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04/29/2008 02:59:53 PM
Good composition and colour.
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04/29/2008 12:16:58 PM
What a great smile, love it!
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04/28/2008 08:28:12 PM
You get and 8 just for capturing his fantastic smile! BOL
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04/28/2008 12:56:06 PM
this is great. I love the expression and feeling here.
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