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Where's Mike? He's in there somewhere

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 8 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, 82mm lens, 1/15 second, f38, iso 200

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

NIce one, what a great day

8 Oct 2009 5:31am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great motion blur, you can really see the movement in the crowd of runners.

8 Oct 2009 5:41am

Francine from Buire le sec, France

Nice contrast beetwen standing and runing people. Have a nice day, Curly.

8 Oct 2009 6:54am

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

This captures the scale of the event. Well done.

8 Oct 2009 7:41am

STEED from Gueret, France

"Look back,Girl !!!!! He just passed near You,and now he's running to the head of the Race !!!!"

8 Oct 2009 9:12am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

I like it in colour as well. Very nice series.

8 Oct 2009 9:14am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Cool shot!

8 Oct 2009 9:50am

Mirjam from Kiev, Ukraine

You succeeded to show that this is a bog event. It's nice to see movement .

8 Oct 2009 10:56am

PATRICK from miramas, France

nice capture

8 Oct 2009 11:32am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

... he's gotta' be in there. Another great photo of this event Curly. I like the color but I think the previous B&W's are more dramatic.

8 Oct 2009 2:14pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine action shot of race day. I like how you blurred the runners slightly.
Nice one.

8 Oct 2009 3:04pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France


good sport !!
and good picture !
it's funny !!
Mike is on the left ?? with the white shirt ??? lol !!

8 Oct 2009 3:28pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Impressive series from the run. Excellent.

8 Oct 2009 4:41pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Muy buen documento sobres esta carrera. Me gusta en especial la primera en B&W.

8 Oct 2009 5:49pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Love the action blur on this shot Curly. Did you find Mike ?

8 Oct 2009 5:50pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Haha, I'm sure it's your friend, Mike who participated in marathon and asked you to take picture of him for memory... But, he was missing! Hoho!
Very exciting moment and enjoy your happiness!!

8 Oct 2009 7:04pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Another great photo for this series. I love how the distant landscape was incorporated into this capture.

8 Oct 2009 8:32pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Wow...that sure is a huge crowd. Nice shot!

9 Oct 2009 12:08am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Great movement!

9 Oct 2009 12:52am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Cool use of speed. The light 's gorgeous too. A good thing for the runners too.

9 Oct 2009 3:29am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Good luck finding Mike. Nice motion blur. Great shot.

9 Oct 2009 4:53am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

It's a colorful group after all!

9 Oct 2009 10:27pm