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maximus, victorious
maximus, victorious
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Challenge: Sports IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: richmond
Date: May 1, 2010
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2010

a pretty lucky grab, considering i got stuck on the wrong side of the garage entrance after the race and had to wait for every single other car to exit pit road before being able to cross to a better vantage point. lucky i didn't get run over...

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the first comment was all i needed to get through the week

Originally posted by posthumous:

I don't know if I'm voting this challenge, but this is the best race car photo ever.


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as always, thanks to everyone for their votes and comments. i was simply fortunate enough to have been in a place where work and dpc intersected.

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Oh, BTW ;-)

the title is a reference to the character Maximus in my all-time favorite movie Gladiator. i've always thought of racing as the latest evolution of the roman chariot races.

the race itself was the most boring one i've ever been to, featuring the longest green flag run in about 30 years.

well, boring until the last 10 laps, when kyle busch roared from being 6 back to taking the checkered flag. he's one of those drivers everyone loves to hate, but man-oh-man, he can drive and he can win.

even though i would have liked to have been in a better position, i'm still pretty psyched with how this turned out...and the 12x24 is going to look pretty cool on the wall.

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fun stuff ;-)

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 171
Avg (all users): 6.6954
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 6.2836
Avg (non-participants): 6.9533
Views since voting: 2376
Views during voting: 374
Votes: 174
Comments: 24
Favorites: 6 (view)


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05/14/2010 03:50:03 AM
oohh yeesss... a great great picture, many compliments from Italy!
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05/13/2010 12:20:54 PM
Yup, what ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' pawdrix said. o_0
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05/13/2010 10:20:16 AM
holyfuckingshitthisisgreat
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05/12/2010 07:33:33 PM
Wow, great finish Skip! Love the photo.
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05/12/2010 12:40:31 PM
go skip go skip go skip!
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05/12/2010 11:48:05 AM
Congratulations on the great finish, Skip (yours I mean). This is a great picture!!!!
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05/12/2010 06:17:56 AM
I agree with the dead guy.....best car pic ever! Wonderful moment, Skip!

Message edited by author 2010-05-12 06:18:07.
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05/12/2010 03:43:19 AM
I didn't vote or comment during this challenge, but this one caught my eye. It's simply magnificent, no other word for it. Congratulations on the top 10, but I feel it should have ribboned.
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05/12/2010 01:05:17 AM
I meant to leave you a comment in voting, but got distracted and never did. I gave this a 9, and was hoping it would ribbon. Awesome shot Skip!
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05/12/2010 12:42:32 AM
I thought for sure this would be top 3!
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05/12/2010 12:21:50 AM
congrats on the top 10 !!!
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05/12/2010 12:18:09 AM
excellent!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2010 05:24:15 PM
One of my favorites so far. Not just run-of-the-mill action from name-your-sport. Here we get a story and its resolution all in one glance. Excellent.
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05/10/2010 03:20:37 AM
Excellent!
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05/08/2010 06:06:21 PM
Look out Jimmy... your car is on fire :)
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05/08/2010 03:11:56 AM
This images gets me excited. What passion!
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05/06/2010 09:28:17 PM
Checkered flag for sure! I really like the image. I just find, something not rite about the car though. Something to do with the tones and colour. Almost gives it a model look.
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05/06/2010 06:30:02 PM
This is a great shot and I love the color in the car. Would look better to me if you had cropped out some of the right side. 9
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05/05/2010 11:39:03 PM
Now that's a story telling shot right there! The smoke just adds to the magic. I have to upgrade it to an 8 looking at the moment that you caught. Great job!
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05/05/2010 10:16:18 PM
I'd have to say this is a Skip image. If not you have emulated his style pretty well.
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05/05/2010 03:56:12 PM
great drama
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05/05/2010 12:57:16 PM
I really like this picture, but I think you should have cropped it a little tighter.
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05/05/2010 01:34:46 AM
*GASP* I love Kyle Busch!
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05/05/2010 12:13:09 AM
I don't know if I'm voting this challenge, but this is the best race car photo ever.
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