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My first view of the race

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 2 October 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, 75mm lens, 1/250 second, f5.6, iso 200

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PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture!!!

2 Oct 2009 5:26am

masoud from tehran, Iran

great bw shot !

2 Oct 2009 7:36am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful BnW shot..

2 Oct 2009 7:42am

Francine from Buire le sec, France

Same look but not same generation! Very good.

2 Oct 2009 10:35am

mascha from kootstertille, Netherlands

Nice portret!!

2 Oct 2009 10:55am

Sriram from Chennai, India

great expressions.. good shot!!

2 Oct 2009 11:08am

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

The kid's expression is priceless... :)

2 Oct 2009 1:23pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Thats a great shot Curly. Could almost have been taken in the 50's

2 Oct 2009 2:03pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lovely portraits.

2 Oct 2009 2:09pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A beautiful portrait

2 Oct 2009 5:48pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Lovely portrait but BW is missing contrast ! Grandma's right side of face is washed out .

2 Oct 2009 6:44pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Bautiful portrait and b/w

2 Oct 2009 6:54pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Nice example of photojournalism; a documentary in the making?

2 Oct 2009 7:03pm

bahar from tehran, Iran

veryyyy nice shot

2 Oct 2009 7:20pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Nice portraits, and it's easy to note that these two are related! Your series is off to a good start. ! will watch for more!

2 Oct 2009 7:45pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

NICE ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

2 Oct 2009 8:32pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Very beautiful portrait, well rendered in contrasts, bravo!

2 Oct 2009 9:20pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice capture of expressions here. Although the child seems to be daydreaming of a better place to be. :-)

2 Oct 2009 9:30pm

Mr. Gilbert from from north to south of, Philippines

great soft b&w! loved the shot!

3 Oct 2009 12:02am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Good one!

3 Oct 2009 2:37am

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

Looks like the tike wants to be somewhere else. Nice capture.

3 Oct 2009 5:24am

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Both faces are so interesting, each on its own way!

3 Oct 2009 11:21am

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

lovely, the child really seems to be somewhere else:)

3 Oct 2009 4:26pm

Anastasiya from Kiev, Ukraine

wonderful portrait!

3 Oct 2009 5:16pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Nice capture of these lovely people! The light is wonderful for this shot!

4 Oct 2009 7:25pm

marleen from Netherlands

Oh what a cute picture :-)
(I guess you got your curls later....?;-)

7 Oct 2009 10:33am