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The Final Stretch
The Final Stretch
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bicycles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Dick Lane Velodrome, East Point, GA
Date: May 10, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80s
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2008

Oscar Clark about to take first place in one of the 2-person match sprints at the Friday night sprint competition at the first 2008 Dick Lane Velodrome Festival of Speed.

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.3915
Avg (commenters): 6.8947
Avg (participants): 6.2623
Avg (non-participants): 6.4368
Views since voting: 1837
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 235
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
05/21/2008 08:15:21 AM
Thanks for all the high votes, this is my highest rated image by a whole point!

To answer some peoples questions:

kauisyndrome: they were probably going about 35mph

SkyeMari and dmul91: I did manage to get some shots with just one rider in them, but I really like the way this one expresses the emotion of whats going on. Oscar, the blue rider, is attacking to win and you can see it on his face and by the way he's on the bike, while the rider in red has that look of "oh no! i'm not going to make it on his face". The busy background helps to show how fast they're going, and to me it looks like theres almost some vignetting going on that draws my attention to the middle of the image. But that might just be me! (This is also a full image I captured and wasn't cropped at all.)

OpenMaTT: the RGB was completely accidental :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2008 01:29:40 PM
Great shots, colors seem very vivid.
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05/20/2008 10:00:04 AM
its nice how you managed to get him in focus.
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05/20/2008 09:57:04 AM
very nice panning, but the biker in red kind of offsets the compisition of everything else.
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05/20/2008 12:21:51 AM
GREAT panning and GREAT colour. This photo really stands out to be because of the saturation... RGB (Red Green Blue)... whether it was intentional or not I love it.
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05/19/2008 03:28:47 PM
Great capture of speed and motion•
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05/19/2008 09:45:14 AM
Great cycling photo, worthy of Graham Watson.
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05/19/2008 05:18:12 AM
This picture has a good use of panning but i believe that it is not balanced.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/18/2008 11:48:57 AM
great panning job! how fast were they going?!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/16/2008 07:02:21 PM
YOU CAN DO IT! GO GO GO!!! YOU CAN WIN THE GOLD!! GO!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/16/2008 09:35:48 AM
Good pan capture!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/15/2008 02:14:45 PM
I like your picture, nice colors
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/15/2008 01:23:01 PM
Looks like some serious speed. I'm not brave enough to try a fixed gear.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/15/2008 10:00:13 AM
I like the clearity in this picture
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05/15/2008 09:48:11 AM
very vivid. nice photo
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/15/2008 09:04:57 AM
Looks real professional
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05/15/2008 12:10:51 AM
Great action - awesome color - 9
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05/14/2008 09:03:52 PM
Very nice capture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/14/2008 06:58:39 PM
the wheels look awesome
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/14/2008 09:48:07 AM
great action shot, everything is clear and in focus
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05/14/2008 04:45:23 AM
Nice action shot !! 7
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