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Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 27 September 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The Great North Run is the world's largest half marathon and on Sunday 20th. September the 21st running of the event saw 54000 entrants completing the 13.5 mile course from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the finish line in South Shields. Race organiser Brendan Foster, a former Olympian, thought that the 2009 Great North Run was the best ever.
This series attempts to tell a few short pictorial stories of the race, the organisation, the runners, and the spectators, on a day blessed with clear blue skies and warm weather.

Pentax K100D, 450mm lens, 1/350 second, f6.7, iso 200

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masoud from tehran, Iran

good work , nice tone

27 Sep 2009 6:09am

Francine from Buire le sec, France

Great black and white. Have a nice Sunday.

27 Sep 2009 7:25am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

FANTASTIC SHOT Curly. Great work on the B & W... works so well

27 Sep 2009 8:13am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great b/w picture!

27 Sep 2009 8:14am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Great portrait !!! love this B & W Shot !

27 Sep 2009 8:46am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice capture : his effort expression is great !

27 Sep 2009 9:29am

mascha from kootstertille, Netherlands

Splendid black and white photograph of a marathon cursor in which you see very nicely the muscles and the concentration of the cursor!! Great work!! Bye Mascha

27 Sep 2009 10:07am

k@ from Paris, France

Superb portrait with vivid bokeh*

27 Sep 2009 12:15pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb capture. Excellent selective focus.

27 Sep 2009 12:38pm

mo.langel from Switzerland

Excellent sportsman's portrait B/W!

27 Sep 2009 1:53pm

Antonio from Madrid, Spain

I love how it captures the mood a little in the face of the athlete

27 Sep 2009 2:12pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Fantastic shot, amaizing details.

27 Sep 2009 2:29pm

clandestine_22 from Tokyo, Japan

great monochrome!...love the crease on his face and his athletic build!

27 Sep 2009 2:30pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great capture Curly, the highlights, shadows, DoF, and subject combine perfectly.

27 Sep 2009 3:03pm

Mahboubeh from Raleigh, United States

Good Job !

27 Sep 2009 3:15pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

This is grat! I love the DOF and the intensity that you've captured in his expression. Well done!

27 Sep 2009 3:37pm

Jose Antonio from Barcelona, Spain

Estupendo retrato. La expresión del personaje y del esfuerzo que realiza es impresionante. Gracias por tu visita y comentario.

27 Sep 2009 3:49pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great shot ! Super portrait in action !

27 Sep 2009 4:08pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

This photo captures the intensity in this man's face and the strength behind the challenge to win that race. He is one determined guy! Very well done depth of field....

27 Sep 2009 7:28pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

impressive - the photography and the body!

27 Sep 2009 7:41pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Wow!! Great capture. Love the DOF. Perfect! : )

27 Sep 2009 7:52pm

thami from Morocco

Une focalisation nette sur l'athlète en pleine action! Les spectateurs passifs relégués à l'arrière plan flou!
Bon début de semaine lumineux!

27 Sep 2009 10:56pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Love the tones in this great looking image.

28 Sep 2009 4:18am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Great portrait, nice dof!

28 Sep 2009 5:28am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Nice take on the tension the runner goes through when pushing his will!

28 Sep 2009 6:21pm

Mirza Ahmad from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

Very gritty image ...

28 Sep 2009 10:41pm

Em!ly Ng from Residing in: Adelaide, Australia | Home:, Singapore

he looks so fit. i love that line of back lighting along his right shoulder

28 Sep 2009 11:25pm

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

Love your use of DOF to isolate him.

29 Sep 2009 12:59am

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

Excellent capture, nice DOF and choice of B/W..

29 Sep 2009 2:48am

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Very nice shot.

30 Sep 2009 4:56am