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The young ones

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 6 October 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Whole families come out to view the race and cheer on the athletes and fun runners, mothers make packed lunches and carry folding chairs along to their favourite viewing points. This was taken at the junction of Boldon Lane and Whiteleas Way.

Event: Great North Run
Where: South Shields
When: 18th. September 2011

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sunstonemaria from California, United States

great image, great quality and fantastic presentation!

6 Oct 2011 5:25am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Il y a des supporters

Bonne journée

6 Oct 2011 5:40am

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Lovely B&W processing. Works well. Crisp and great depth.

Initially, I thought the 'young Ones' title was a homage to the TV comedy series of the 80s!!!

6 Oct 2011 6:01am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

It is excellent it is supported so well and the kids are having a great time

6 Oct 2011 6:03am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Is it like Formula 1 , where you pick a corner, hoping for a crash!(Yeah, I know, I'm sad and twisted.....)

6 Oct 2011 6:08am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

I hope they get inspired to run too Great composition

6 Oct 2011 6:10am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very nice point of view and great atmosphere...

6 Oct 2011 6:12am

@Nazzareno: I guess there's a great tip for "noobs" here, always try and get down to a child's eye level to make the picture feel more inclusive and involve the viewer.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic b&w.. may be the get some inspiration from this event..

6 Oct 2011 7:17am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

best capture

6 Oct 2011 7:23am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

they all look very interested in and fascinated by the running event.
great shot!

6 Oct 2011 7:28am

Florence from Paris, France

Great shot, and well balanced mono. Thanks for the round of applause ! ;-)

6 Oct 2011 8:27am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

sehr gut in SW.

6 Oct 2011 8:45am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice POV ........

6 Oct 2011 8:47am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Makes me think to the ambiance all along the roads when there is "Le tour de France".... supporters are very important for the mental of the competitors !

6 Oct 2011 9:12am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Nice catch of the spectaters in this low angle.

6 Oct 2011 9:33am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great shot!

6 Oct 2011 9:34am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I like the way you got down low for this Curly, it gives a nice intimate quality to the portraits

6 Oct 2011 10:22am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Wonderful family image...I like the post process and angle used. Thumbs up.

6 Oct 2011 10:44am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A charming and timeless scene of the spectacle - suits the Polaroid framing very well.

6 Oct 2011 10:54am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Always good to see the young people getting involved in the activities in the community! A super documentary shot Curly! ;-)

6 Oct 2011 11:32am

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Excellent Curly! I really like the little girl with sunglasses! Boy, you'd never see kids and families here sitting watching a race, especially without their cell phones or gameboys. It's interesting too that the children are sitting and the parents are standing behind them. Another curiosity you don't see here. Really wonderful shot.

6 Oct 2011 11:52am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Yeah, we went to the jalopy races as a kid, liked to watch for the crashes too!

6 Oct 2011 12:16pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

great atmosphere...

6 Oct 2011 12:29pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cute kids, into it aren't they?!

6 Oct 2011 1:08pm

Landy from Miami, United States

good work saludos

6 Oct 2011 1:20pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That's a wonderful shot! I love this capture of the young cute faces and their curiosity and enthusiasm.

6 Oct 2011 2:04pm

Rosso from Luserna s.Giovanni (To), Italy

Very nice shot, great B & W

6 Oct 2011 2:22pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

They look well prepared for a long morning.

6 Oct 2011 3:09pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


6 Oct 2011 3:52pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice shot, they look to be engrossed in cheering the runners on

6 Oct 2011 4:55pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

what a beautiful family portrait and her look beautiful portrait of each of the people. unfestejo family is adorable, we all are together as a family enjoying a beautiful photo. a sweet scene at the same time. a kiss. Alejandra

6 Oct 2011 5:42pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

it should really be a family event! they all wait for "their" runner! great capture!

6 Oct 2011 6:27pm

@klausZ: I think that's the key Klausz, many of the spectators will have a family member competing in the race.

Linda from Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom

Great candid portraits and all watching a great event :-)

6 Oct 2011 6:54pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France


6 Oct 2011 9:20pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

good shot

6 Oct 2011 9:44pm

San G. from Encino, California, United States

What a great sense of community!

6 Oct 2011 9:55pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Curly,
An avid sports fan group with friendly faces. An interesting black and white scene that I like.
All the best and health wish you Christel

6 Oct 2011 10:09pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

such a fine capture

6 Oct 2011 11:03pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

It's nice when these events are made family affairs and the fun the children have can be assimilated to when they may actually get the interest to be future participants. But I think the girl is going to concentrate on being a fashionista. :-) Great composition!

7 Oct 2011 12:03am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great shot. They are totally into it!

7 Oct 2011 12:20am

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

They look happy! Nice shot

7 Oct 2011 8:31pm