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Watching from Blackberry Hills

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 5 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, 180mm lens, 1/750 second, f4, iso 200

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PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

5 Oct 2009 5:36am

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

Really nice photos, like image-building, good arangerat, and doing very well in B & W

5 Oct 2009 7:58am

k@ from Paris, France

Terrific luminous bokey, this is a wonderful group portrait in rich grays, bravo*

5 Oct 2009 8:25am

Zazuza from Vienna via Bucharest, Austria

wonderful black & white!

5 Oct 2009 8:59am

roy from Belgium

seems like a old picture, verry nice.

5 Oct 2009 9:10am

KUNAAL GOSRANI from london, United Kingdom

excellent shot well composed

5 Oct 2009 11:13am

Irene from L C, France

Beautiful composition ! I like this group portrait

5 Oct 2009 11:13am

AG from London, United Kingdom

This has a '50s feel about it for some reason but, whatever the decade, they got themselves a vantage point there.

5 Oct 2009 11:33am

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Very nice picture, I like the DoF and the expression of these little boys watching the event. Wonderful B&W work!!

5 Oct 2009 11:50am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

COOL shot Curly - great B & W processing works so well with this shot

5 Oct 2009 12:34pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I remember when I was a boy in a group like that! Great view and capture.

5 Oct 2009 12:54pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I agree with AG--something seems 50s about this moment in time... Beautiful group shot.

5 Oct 2009 1:12pm

Kerstin from Paris, France

Hi Curly,
it's the first time I visit your blog. Thank you for sharing these excellent shots. The choice for b&w is excellent and all your themes are really interesting.

5 Oct 2009 1:14pm

Mountain Thunder from London, United Kingdom

100 Baby!!!!!! - LPH

5 Oct 2009 1:22pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

this has been a fantastic series, and I really like this capture - the looks on the faces as they watch the race and the DoF is wonderful.....very nicely composed image....well done

5 Oct 2009 1:37pm

thami from Morocco

Pas moyen de passer inaperçu! Très vite repéré! L'usage du télé et la PdC qui en découle signent la photo...
Bonne journée lumineuse!

5 Oct 2009 1:41pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Love this group portraits and the place where you took this picture. Great shot !

5 Oct 2009 1:42pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Cool shot .Very beautiful B&W

5 Oct 2009 2:23pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

so what was your time?

5 Oct 2009 2:44pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

I agree with Ag...you have created a lovely timeless atmosphere and sense of innocence...no hoodies or knives! Great job Curly!

5 Oct 2009 3:07pm

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

An eye catching image !
The b&w rendition makes it look great !
May have been equally good in color!
You have a lovely collection of B& W images!

5 Oct 2009 3:46pm

Amirreza Tavassoli from Tehran, Iran

Well done

really wonderful

5 Oct 2009 3:54pm

marc from granby, Canada

great composition well done....

5 Oct 2009 4:51pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

very great shot

5 Oct 2009 4:59pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

You are great at telling the story inside the story.

5 Oct 2009 5:02pm

mo.langel from Switzerland

Excellent composition B/W! Wonderful group portrait!

5 Oct 2009 6:06pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Neat capture.

5 Oct 2009 6:37pm

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Fantastic! I love the dof and comp. B&W was a good choice :)

5 Oct 2009 6:56pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

A really interesting documentary shot Curly.

5 Oct 2009 7:23pm

Nubia from ORLANDO, United States

The life vests ,yes they are perchance...thanks for visiting me.

5 Oct 2009 8:36pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful vantage point with the neighborhood homes as the backdrop.

5 Oct 2009 8:58pm

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

What an awesome shot... really love this shot...

5 Oct 2009 9:00pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

wow wow... Look at these guys. How lucky they are. Watching the world over the hill. Well done Curly

5 Oct 2009 9:02pm

lux from Munich, Germany

This foto is great! I like the atmosphere here very much. The setting is brilliant.

5 Oct 2009 9:14pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

Lovely capture on a sunny day!

5 Oct 2009 9:47pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

An amazing picture, very impressive!

6 Oct 2009 12:03am

Shrigley Photography from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

I can almost feel their "anticipation". Fantastic photo and learned something new :)

6 Oct 2009 12:25am

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

This sure does have a 50's feel. Nice capture, Curly!

6 Oct 2009 12:48am

Ajay from Pune, India

Great presentation in black and white of those good old days.

6 Oct 2009 1:20am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Great B&W!

6 Oct 2009 1:48am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

wonderful image! I like the composition. beautiful b&w toning, too :)

6 Oct 2009 3:28am

timothy sullivan from Tokyo, Japan

great capture, and works well in b&w; would love to see what would happen if you made your own bokeh!

6 Oct 2009 5:45am

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

I like how you have isolated these kids against a very busy background. the mark of a pro.

6 Oct 2009 6:31am

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Excellent capture! Interesting expressions of the boys!!

6 Oct 2009 11:39am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

A wonderful portrait group !! Well done !!

6 Oct 2009 4:30pm

Laurent from Lyon, France

a very good portrait! so beautiful deep of field

6 Oct 2009 6:45pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Very good shot..the element of curiosity is there...lovely

7 Oct 2009 3:22am

ghetu from Mainly Mumbai, India

cool effect :)

7 Oct 2009 12:49pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

A very striking shot.

8 Oct 2009 2:48am

hyvaa from nantes, France

So bright! Well done!

9 Oct 2009 11:17pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice one.

13 Oct 2009 10:16pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wonderful capture! Fabulous mono and expressions captured

17 Oct 2009 4:55pm